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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.

For Commercial Storage, Agricultural Structures, and Homes, Post Frame is the Best Answer

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Storage facility owners, commercial and retail businesses, and agricultural concerns require durable, economical, and attractive buildings. The same is true for homeowners who are planning to build a residence that is energy efficient, affordable, flexible, and blends well with the surroundings. Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings offers an ideal solution from their Northern Indiana headquarters, serving the Great Lakes region of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio.

Moreover, Pacemaker can recommend affordable financing through “hometown” institutions to either buy or lease the new construction. These highly credible lenders work with owners to secure the best funding possible to address cash flow and tax liability issues.

Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings is a premium supplier and builder of post frame structures. The company has been producing quality buildings for over 40 years, employing a diverse team of skilled employees plus in-house manufacturing to deliver precisely what the customers need.

Examples and Feedback for Pacemaker Projects

Commercial Storage in Syracuse, Indiana: The Pack Rat Storage Inc.
“Pacemaker has been a competent and enjoyable Partner in our ability to build the 20+ buildings housing 400+ storage units in the Lakeland area.”
Various sized storage structures.

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Commercial Building in Merrillville, Indiana: Size: I&C Enterprises.
 “Great job and on time…I would recommend Pacemaker Buildings…Very Service oriented… Thanks”
60’x117’x12’ Slope: P-6 4/12

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Suburban Storage, Bourbon, Indiana: Size: 30’x60’x12’ Slope P-6 4/12  Slope-P-6 4/12
“We were very impressed with everyone…and thankful that we went with Pacemaker…Thank you”  Richard and Tami

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Suburban Residence, Syracuse Indiana: Size: 40’x78’x18’ Slope: P-6 4/12
“I am very pleased with the building and plan to move in next week…thank you”
John & Sarah

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Agricultural Building, Mishawaka, Indiana: Size: 66’x128’x17’ Slope: P-8 4/12
“Value vs. Cost…We have recommended you to others…Our third building with Pacemaker…Thanks”
Jim

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These beautiful and highly functional post frame buildings can be viewed on the Pacemaker website.

Characteristics of Post Frame Private Homes

One of the primary advantages of post frame construction is the design flexibility and adaptability to unique sites. In a setting with a panoramic view, for example, the design of a post frame home allows for expansive unbroken vistas without the usual interior obstructions. Moreover, as the family size grows and recedes, the ability to change the floor plan and add or subtract rooms is substantially easier with post frame construction. The elimination of interior load-bearing walls accommodates design changes with few complications.

Also, a post frame residence can be as beautiful as any other home. Because post frame is simply a framing alternative, any exterior cladding or architectural feature that is available for “stick frame” homes may be added to a post frame house.

Agricultural Buildings

Barns, stables, and storage facilities require wide, clear space for managing animals, vehicles, and high volumes of supplies and feed. By creating a structure with no interruptions from weight-bearing columns, normal agricultural activities are handled more efficiently. Plus, owners have greater cubic space utilization within the structure.

Financing a Modern, Functional and Beautiful Post Frame Building

Pacemaker knows that financial decisions and financing are an integral part of the construction and development process. With close working relationships with several “hometown-style” financial institutions, Pacemaker can direct clients to lenders who understand their clients’ needs and can help work through decisions like buying or leasing, tax considerations, and mortgage matters.

Check out some of the preferred financial institutions on the Pacemaker Buildings Funding Page. Some of the preferred lenders are:

  • 1st SOURCE BANK
    South Bend, Indiana
  • FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF MONTEREY
    Culver, Indiana
  • FIRST FARMERS BANK & TRUST
    Converse, Indiana
  • SCI LEASING COMPANY
    Sheridan, Indiana

Contact Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings

A leader in the post frame construction industry in the Midwest, Pacemaker has over 40 years’ experience in developing, producing, and marketing the high-quality materials that make the building process faster, more efficient, and less expensive. These durable buildings designed for agricultural, residential, municipal, or commercial use can be the best answer for any application.

The experts at Pacemaker take pride in their collaborative approach always focused on the clients’ needs. For more information, call Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings at 1-888-834-4448.

12 Tips for Building the Ultimate Horse Barn

12-Tips-for-Building-the-Ultimate-Horse-Barn-315When you design and build a horse barn or equestrian center with stalls, storage, and other elements, careful pre-planning is essential. While your goals may be a stylish exterior and maximum functionality inside, sometimes you end up with too much or; more problematic, too little space.

You may want to add to in the future, or you might have an overnight guest horse or two at some point.

To achieve the functionality you’re looking for, incorporate your personal experiences and the experience of others who have undergone the same process to determine what will be essential in your design.

Tips to Consider when Designing Your Ultimate Horse Barn

Plan Way Ahead

Even with post frame construction’s relatively simple horse barn expansion capability, the best approach is to project your maximum capacity expectation. Neither you nor your horses are going to enjoy too little space for stalls, tack, storage, and maneuvering.

Easy Mobility

Build bigger stalls and aisles. Moving horses from stalls, saddling or unsaddling, currying, and managing supplies is less cumbersome with extra elbow room. The additional cost per square foot with a post frame horse barn is relatively small, and the horses will likely hold you in higher esteem.

Ample Water Availability

Make sure the water source is substantial and well-located from multiple areas.

Soften the Flooring

Make the floor softer for your horses by applying a matting system in the stalls. As with people, standing and moving on hard concrete flooring all the time can be a problem.

Plan for Airflow Inbound and Outbound

For proper temperature management, ventilation, and comfort, guarantee the barn has enough airflow to keep animals comfortable.

Fans and Ventilation

As part of your critical airflow systems, fans should be strategically situated to facilitate proper air-flow.

Natural Light

Natural light benefits horses and people and saves on utility costs. Provide windows and admit light under overhangs to keep the barn bright and well-lit during the day.

Eliminate Columns

One unique advantage of post frame construction is that weight-bearing columns are not needed, allowing for free movement, unobstructed sightlines, and more efficient space usage.

Tack Room

An essential addition, clean, well-appointed tack rooms allow for extra storage and relaxing.

Sliding Doors

Provide sliding barn doors at each end, if possible. These are quieter and easier to operate than garage-type doors.

Build Separate Hay Storage

Constructing nearby hay storage reduces fire risk in the barn.

Add Wash Stall

A separate room for washing is a good investment and saves work over time. A wash stall will keep the rest of the barn and aisleways dry.

Contact Pacemaker Buildings

Post frame construction for horse barns and stables is the most popular choice. An economical, expandable, and durable option, post frame buildings work best for this application.

Check out Pacemaker Buildings’ Gallery of Equestrian Buildings on their website. Contact Pacemaker Buildings to discuss your options further at 888-834-4448.