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Size Matters: Post Frame Buildings Size

 

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Post frame construction is the ideal solution many types of municipal buildings, warehouses, retail outlets, and more. Also, post frame buildings are a great solution for agricultural, equestrian structures, and fire stations. This building method allows economic and environmental advantages. Post frame buildings offer wide open, uninterrupted space without interior columns or barriers. Therefore, the movement of people, animals, inventory, equipment, or vehicles is made easy.

The load-bearing support for a modern post frame building is from substantial, widely spaced, treated wooden vertical columns around the outer walls. The roof structure consists of specifically designed and fitted trusses that are securely attached to the tops of the vertical columns. Consequently, this method allows the structure to withstand wind and weather conditions.

As a result, a post frame building is energy efficient and durable. Post frame buildings also allow the free movement and storage of large vehicles, animals, and merchandise without obstruction or interference.

Maneuvering within the building is simple and the line-of-sight is continuous.

Uses for Large Post Frame Buildings

Some common uses for larger post frame buildings in which clear open space is crucial for operations are:

  • Dairy buildings
  • Livestock confinement
  • Bulk storage and storage units
  • Manufacturing space
  • Warehouses
  • Churches
  • Retail space
  • Equestrian stables and barns
  • Equestrian training facilities and riding arenas
  • Workshops and Garages
  • Educational facilities
  • Fitness Centers and gymnasiums

Schools and office buildings benefit from the flexibility of post-frame construction. Because of the open space and the elimination of load-bearing walls, configuring and reconfiguring interiors is easy. Thus accommodating change and growth.

How Large Can a Frame Structure Building Be?

Eventually, most building owners will lament that they should have built a bigger structure to accommodate growth and changing needs. A post frame construction can generally clear span up to 80’.

The durability of Post Frame Buildings

The principal elements of post frame buildings are the specially treated vertical laminated posts. These posts are six or more feet apart and anchor at least four feet into the ground. The advantage of this type of construction is that high wind and weather forces are directed into the ground. Conventional “stick-frame”  structures secure at ground level to a foundation or basement. Additionally, these are more vulnerable to shear forces in high force winds. In many instances, post frame structures survive catastrophic conditions while nearby conventional buildings suffer heavy damage.

Adaptability of Post Frame Buildings

Post frame structures can be maximized to the sized building site. Driven by zoning requirements and the configuration of the lot, owners can build to yield the maximum square footage available with the flexibility of post-frame methods. And, as mentioned, additions are simpler given the wide spacing of the vertical columns.

Contact Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings

Experts in the field of post-frame materials production and construction, Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings is keeping pace with the rapidly growing demand for high-quality post frame buildings. Advantages like open and clear space, time-to-completion, efficient use of materials, expandability and adaptability, affordability, durability, energy savings, and sustainability are driving more companies, municipalities, and individuals to adopt this type of construction.

If the size and flexibility of your new building are important, contact Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings to discuss ways that post-frame construction can benefit.

Visit the Pacemaker Buildings gallery for examples of the many potential applications, large or small, of a post-frame building.

If you have questions, visit the Contact section of our website.

 

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.