By design, properly built post frame buildings resist extreme wind conditions by redirecting the forces uniformly downward into the ground. As a result, many post frame buildings survive tornadoes and other severe exposures better than conventionally built structures.
One key to a successful building with structural integrity is how securely each component is fastened.
Most people envision a post frame building as a structure built around vertical posts that are embedded deeply into the ground. In the simplest form, this description is accurate. However, post frame construction designs are becoming more sophisticated.
Some post frame buildings are being built above in-ground foundations and basements that enhance the structure’s functionality. While this option does increase the cost of the building, there are many benefits. Here are some of the reasons having a basement could be an option for your new post frame building.
Determining how large your new post frame structure should be will depend on several different factors. The principal considerations will be the use of the building and what available land space you have to build on. These factors will help you choose the size of your post frame building.
For example, a warehouse or fire station will likely call for larger space needs than a workshop or typical horse barn.
Below are the main variables you will need to factor into your space calculations when planning for the size of your post frame building.