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By: Nettie Grubb
July 1st, 2024

A pole barn can provide extra storage space, a workshop area, or even a residential space if you so desire. You are probably inspired to build after looking at our post-frame building gallery, from barndominiums to commercial pole barns. But does your site have the necessary utilities to get started? It is important to research and make a plan to help eliminate future change orders. Your lot may need septic, gas, HVAC, electric, and plumbing. A great thing about pole barns is that they are energy efficient. The utilities for pole buildings are subcontracted out for most post-frame builders but are essential for most pole buildings unless you are just storing equipment with no lights. This blog will cover how to plan for utilities and things to consider. This includes running electrical wiring, installing plumbing, setting up heating and cooling, incorporating internet communication, and safety measures.

Building Construction | Building Tips | Building Features | Cost | Building Design

By: Nettie Grubb
June 17th, 2024

Most Americans agree that adding a garage for extra storage is a good choice. Garages offer a place to store classic cars, Christmas decorations, lawn equipment, or even your daily driver. You might consider hiring a local contractor to build a stick-built garage or a trusted post-frame company to build a pole barn garage. As in many things in life, we want to know how much it will cost. This blog will explain the following: What Are the Popular Sizes For 2-Car Pole Barn Garages? How Much Does a Pole Barn Garage Cost? What Additional Costs Are Associated to Building a Pole Barn Garage? How to Finish Your Pole Barn Garage

Cost | Repairs & Renovations | Building Design | Wainscoting

By: Addy Cain
June 10th, 2024

When considering building repairs and renovations, wainscoting is certainly an option worth exploring. And what’s not to love about wainscoting? This charming building feature is aesthetically pleasing, easy to repair, and relatively inexpensive.

Building Construction | Building Tips | Post Frame Homes | Building Features | Cost | Building Design

By: Nettie Grubb
June 3rd, 2024

A barndominium is a type of residential structure that combines elements of a pole barn with those of a condominium or traditional home. It's a metal building that has been repurposed or designed to serve as a living space. Barndominiums typically feature large, open floor plans with high ceilings. They often incorporate living quarters, workspaces, and storage areas within the same structure. Due to the clear-span trusses, they don't require load-bearing walls. They are known for their rustic charm, affordability, and versatility, appealing to individuals seeking a unique living space that blends modern amenities with a rural aesthetic. Renovating a barn into living space or building a pole barn home has been on the rise over the past twenty years. The cost per square foot is determined by multiple factors.

Videos | Building Tips | Cost | Repairs & Renovations

By: Addy Cain
May 13th, 2024

Quonset huts have existed since the 1950s and were originally known for their long life and simplicity.

Posts | Farm Buildings | Post Frame Homes | Riding Arenas | Building Features | Cost | Pole Barn Builders | Building Design | Commercial

By: Nettie Grubb
May 6th, 2024

Whether you are looking to build a pole barn home in Kentucky, a horse barn with stalls and a riding arena, or just a hobby shop with a wrap-around porch you can barbecue on, you probably have been pondering the same question, “How much does it cost to build a pole barn?”. While we wish we could give you a black-and-white answer, we’ll ask you, “What are you looking to build?” Each project is unique, and factors can increase or decrease the price.