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The Advantages of Using Post Frame Buildings for Factories and Businesses

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Many businesses, especially newer ones, are looking for the economical and appropriate space to conduct their operations. With business growth as a core objective, business managers continually review and assess the requirements for a successful expansion, hoping that they can move before their existing facilities interrupt operating efficiency.

The optimal solution, particularly for factories and many businesses, is to have a facility that is:

Custom designed for efficiency and growth

Whether your business requires individual office spaces, wide-open retail space, room for ample and easy-to-access storage, or a combination of these, post frame buildings can accommodate many configurations without having to work around load-bearing walls and other interferences.

Adaptable to changing demands

As your company grows, existing post frame buildings within can be reconfigured to adapt to changing conditions.

Easily expandable

Adding space is easier than with conventional structures because of the widely spaced vertical support columns.

Durable

In high wind areas, building a structure that is proven to withstand severe wind damage and flying objects is essential. Specifically, in hurricane and tornado-prone areas, structures need to be built to last.

Attractive

The reputation of any business starts with the appearance of their facilities. A beautifully clad, designed and landscaped business facility or factory will create the best impression. Thus help to gain acceptance in the community.

Affordable

If expansion to accommodate growth requires a sizeable investment, further growth may be curtailed.

Post Frame Buildings Provide the Best Solution for Growth

Adaptable, Flexible, Durable, Attractive, and Affordable

A well-designed post frame building often minimizes interior load-bearing walls and pillars. The weight of the roof is borne by the sturdy pressure-treated vertical wooden perimeter columns. These columns are anchored at least four feet into the ground. This configuration leaves an unobstructed open area perfect for a variety of uses. From offices, retail shelving, production areas, and storage, to the ease of maneuvering for people and equipment.

One of the most important features for a growing enterprise is the ability to shift partitions and equipment to accommodate higher volume and greater efficiency. Due to eight-foot or greater spacing between the vertical posts, makes it easy to add post frame additions.

The widely spaced and deeply anchored wooden posts of a post frame building redirect wind load forces. Forcing them directly into the ground. Conventional construction is more likely to “shear off” at ground level where it attaches to a foundation during severe wind storms. After heavy storms, some post frame buildings have remained standing while other buildings in the area were leveled.

A post frame building can have the same architectural features as overhangs, dormers, porticos, and more as standard-built structures. In addition, any exterior cladding like brick, wood paneling, stucco, wainscoting, and more is possible. Many people find that stylish post-frame-built home is an excellent option. Especially when panoramic vistas and open spaces are to be enjoyed.

Post frame construction often requires less time to build, more efficient use of materials, and labor to assemble. The time from plan to finish for many post frame structures has been one-half the time spent for a conventional stick or metal frame buildings.

Many of the components can are pre-built and fitted, thereby eliminating the waste that is of usually part of a normal construction project.

Contact Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings for More Information

Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings is the Midwest’s leader in post-frame construction. Strategically located in Northern Indiana, Pacemaker is a manufacturer, supplier, and builder of top-quality post frame buildings and components.

Manufacturers and businesses should contact Pacemaker before making a final decision on any new facility. Post frame buildings meet all the criteria for any growing business, and Pacemaker can help you to make the right choices.

Visit the Pacemaker Post Frame Building website gallery to view some of the remarkable and practical structures built for a wide range of applications.

Also, on their website, Pacemaker offers their free downloadable Guide Book for planning a new building.

If you have questions, visit the Contact Us page of the Pacemaker website with your contact information or phone 1-888-834-4448.

The Advantages of Using Post Frame Buildings for Barns and Equestrian Centers

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Prospective barn and equestrian center owners have an extensive list of requirements to guarantee the structure matches their expectations. Especially to meet the requirements of functionality, cost, aesthetics, and durability. Coming up short in any of these areas can be regrettable and costly.

Post frame construction is the perfect option for barns and equestrian centers. Inherently adaptable, with wide, clear space within, post frame construction allows for unobstructed movement and notable flexibility.

What is Post Frame Construction?

An early form of post frame construction, pole barns, has been used for agricultural purposes for nearly a century. Over the decades, newer methods and materials have increased the viability of post frame construction for many other purposes.

Today, civic buildings, schools, retail outlets, fire stations, schools, new barns, equestrian centers, schools, and even private residences use post frame technique. The building exteriors may be clad and finished with just about any material or architectural feature that may be used with standard construction methods.

While post frame construction is relatively simple, the architectural engineering that produces a highly durable, versatile, sustainable, and practical structure is complex. Post frame buildings consist of widely spaced, pressure-treated heavy wooden columns anchored securely in the ground at depths of at least four feet. Secured to these vertical members are support girts and trusses that are connected without concrete, masonry or conventional wood or metal studs. As a result, external forces from high winds and even tornadoes are redirected through the vertical pillars and directly into the ground beneath.

Important Advantages of a Post Frame Barn or Equestrian Center

Maneuverability

Barns and equestrian centers require open space to be effective. Obstructions like load-bearing vertical beams in conventional buildings present problems when maneuvering tractors, equipment, and horses within the structure. Backing up, turning around, and reversing is simple when these obstructions.

Also, when storing supplies and feed for animals, loading and unloading are easier without the interference of space-limiting obstructions.

Adaptability and Flexibility

As an owner’s needs change, interiors of any post frame building can be redesigned to accommodate more or fewer interior rooms or walls. No interior partition is load-bearing. Hence additional stalls and storage areas can be easily added to the building.

If the original structure becomes too small for growing requirements, expansion is simpler than with conventional construction. Upright support beams are 8-10 feet apart in post frame structures. Thus a new addition may be added that immediately provides wide access from the original building.

Economy

Post frame construction offers more for less.

First, the design itself costs less due to its simplicity. Secondly, site prep only requires grading to level the surface.

Also, the elapsed time from start to finish for a post frame building is roughly half of a conventional structure. Labor and material costs are substantially less.

As well operating costs are lower. Eight foot spacing between vertical posts and deep cavities of the 4” support beams allow for more efficient insulation application. The standard 12 to 16-inch spacing with “stick frame” wooden framing creates many more “breaks” in the insulation.  And therefore a greater opportunity for energy loss.

Sustainability

Everything in a post frame building is recyclable. Furthermore, wood is a renewable resource. These elements, plus higher energy efficiency, make post frame building for agricultural and equestrian use a truly eco-friendly option.

Contact Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings

Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings, strategically headquartered in North Webster, Indiana, at the approximate center of the triangle created by metro Chicago, Indianapolis, and Detroit, is a leader in designing, manufacturing, and constructing post frame buildings for every application. Past and current projects include municipal and civic buildings, agricultural structures, residences, retail buildings, and more.

To view some examples of Pacemaker’s outstanding projects, check out Our Gallery website section to see some amazing results in a range of categories.

For more information about post frame construction, call the Pacemaker experts at 1-888-834-4448.

Alternatively, complete the brief information section of the Contact Us page, and one of our Pacemaker professionals will contact you at your suggested time.

Building and Financing a Beautiful and Practical Post Frame Building

Building-and-Financing-a-Beautiful-and-Practical-Post-Frame-Building-315Durable, attractive, functional, and affordable, post frame buildings offer many advantages over more conventional construction methods. More than ever, homeowners, retailers, and farm and equestrian managers are turning to post-frame construction to solve their challenges.

Post frame structures are no longer the simple pole barns of the past. These highly engineered and beautifully adorned buildings are as attractive as any other building while offering many practical advantages.

Moreover, financing can be simple. In our low-interest-rate environment, many lenders in the area are excited to help you build your new home, construct a commercial facility, add additional storage, or build a new barn or horse stables using post frame construction methods. A retailer like an automobile dealership may find the necessary financing from reputable local lenders to grow their businesses with beautiful, wide-open display space.

Advantages of Post Frame Structures

  • Design Flexibility: Post frame structures do not incorporate permanent load-bearing walls within. This feature allows owners to reconfigure the space with minimal physical restrictions. Additions to the structure are far more straightforward as well since the vertical posts are usually eight feet apart at least.
  • Open, Clear Space: For auto dealers, fire stations, retail businesses, equestrian centers, agricultural buildings, and even private residences, post frame buildings are ideal for creating plenty of space to maneuver vehicles and animals while providing broad, unobstructed views.
  • Durability: Post frame buildings often endure high wind and storm conditions better than other structures. Because the vertical posts are sunk and anchored at least four feet below the ground, the force of high winds channels the energy directly into the ground below.
  • Lower Cost: Less material, less labor, fewer specialized workers, and shorter time to completion often equals lower cost.
  • Time to Completion: Because of the simplicity of design and less material required, post frame structures can often be completed in less time than conventional “stick” frame buildings.
  • Easy Financing: Many area lenders look forward to helping meet the needs for new construction or expansion.

Client Endorsements for Pacemaker Project Showcase

Below are just a few examples of the versatility of post-frame construction and the collaborative, customer-focused efforts exhibited by Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings:

Equestrian Center in Mishawaka, Indiana:  Dimensions: 66’ x 144’ x 15’ on P-8 4/12 Slope.
“Pacemaker was great…they made several extra visits and their design suggestions and knowledge made our project. The crew was outstanding…we are so pleased…Thanks for our perfect project. ”  Trace & Ann

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Suburban Home in Edwardsburg, Michigan: Dimensions: 45”x90’x12’ on P-6 4/12 Slope.
“One of the best experiences we have ever had… They took very good care of us…I would recommend Pacemaker to anyone…Thanks” Ken & Pam

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Agricultural Building in Buchanan, Michigan: Dimensions: 36’x48’x13’ on P-6 6/12 Slope.
“I want to thank you and your excellent crews for constructing the superb building that now graces our 163-year old Sesquicentennial Family Farm. Your team performed excellent work, were always courteous, kept the work site clean and organized. Thank you, Jack!” Richard & Mary

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Automotive Showroom Addition in Ligonier, Indiana: Dimensions: Various.
“Excellent company to work with…our addition is even better than we anticipated…thanks we will continue to use you for our future expansions.” Burnworth Zollers, Inc

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Suburban Personal Storage Facility in Nile, Michigan: Dimensions: 26’x36’x9’ on P-6 4/12 Slope.
“Highly recommend to anyone looking to build to choose Pacemaker…The Pacemaker staff, construction of our building and Jack’s commitment far exceeded our expectations…keep up the good work.” James & Katherine

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Visit the Pacemaker website’s Gallery of completed projects to see the many applications and successes of Pacemaker’s post frame construction. If you have questions regarding this highly functional and beautiful construction method, phone Pacemaker at 888.834.4448.

Financing Options

Whether expanding or building new, the question of how to pay for it is always present. In Northern Indiana and Great Lakes region, Pacemaker and their clients work with several high-quality lenders, each with a sensible business support approach. Pacemaker also believes in taking the “hometown approach” with lenders who better understand their client’s financial environment.

Check out the funding information and lenders on Pacemaker’s Financial Page on their website. Whether you choose to buy or lease your new building, home, or addition, these lenders will assist in accommodating your cash flow. Here are three excellent choices for helping turn your objective into reality:

  • SCI LEASING GROUP
    Sheridan, Indiana
  • FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF MONTEREY
    Culver, Indiana
  • FIRST FARMERS BANK AND TRUST
    Converse, Indiana

For further assistance, contact the professional at Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings at +1-888-834-4448.