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Pole Barn Farm Shop Layout Ideas

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Post frame buildings, also known as pole barns, are one of the most useful buildings on a farm. And generally the most versatile. Commonly designed for housing large animals and equipment, pole barns are also ideal for storing feed, tools, tack, and other necessities.

Another typical application within a modern post frame building is the addition of a farm shop. Whether the entire building is to become a workshop for your vehicles and equipment repair, or part of the building is to be partitioned off to become a shop. Therefore many options are possible.

For those who need the room to make or repair items for use on the farm, having a well-equipped and orderly shop can be well worth the investment in space and cost.

Include a Pole Barn Farm Shop in Your Building

Creating a shop within your existing post frame agricultural building for keeping tools and working on equipment or woodworking projects is not difficult. The interiors of any post frame structure are not obstructed nor limited by interior beams or load-bearing walls.

The openness makes selecting a location to partition for a shop an easy decision. Your plan should be to locate space that does not limit other uses of the building while creating a sufficiently sized, well-lighted area to work and store supplies and tools efficiently.

If you are starting from scratch, you should plan a specific area of the building for working on equipment. Also, carve out ample space for storing spare parts, fuel, lubricants, tools, air and oil filters, and anything else you may routinely need. Having enough space to keep everything orderly allows you to:

  • take advantage of volume purchases
  • keep everything in its place
  • not lose tools and parts because of over-crowded conditions

To accommodate large vehicles, you may include an oversized overhead or sliding door. If you wish to store items upstairs, an upper floor may be added, and a stairway added.

And, for convenience, adding a bathroom is a great consideration.

Money and time saved by these advantages plus the efficiency of being able to perform your service efficiently will eventually pay off any additional expense of creating a barn shop and storage in your post frame structure.

Create a Dedicated Post Frame Shop Building

For those dedicated to creating their own “garage” workshop, post frame buildings are perfect and economical. Easy and quick to build, using fewer materials and less labor. These buildings can be designed to replicate the appearance of the main home or other buildings. Owners can purpose-design their post frame structure to fit their needs. Thus precisely creating the right amount of space, customized configuration, and the appropriate door size for the intended purpose.

Contact Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings

Custom-designed and built post frame farm and home workshops are popular options for those who repair and service equipment themselves. In many instances, these shops serve as wood or metal workshops to restore or create new items for the home or farm.

Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings has been serving the upper Midwest and Great Lakes Region with design, materials, and support for high-quality post frame buildings for four decades.

Visit the Pacemaker website to see their Gallery of the remarkable and versatile buildings that they have created.

If you are looking for detailed information regarding post frame barns, garages, sheds, and outbuildings for workshops or other purposes, contact the experts at Pacemaker. They will be happy to discuss your project.

Phone Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings at 1-888-834-4448.

 

Pole Barn Building New Use Possibilities

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When anyone mentions pole barn, your first reaction may be a large, metal or wood-sided building sitting on a piece of agricultural property with vast unobstructed space within. Perfect for keeping animals, machinery, hay, feed, seed, and farm implements. Pole barns or post frame buildings almost always have been mentioned in the context of agriculture.

However, with advances in materials, durability, exterior accessories, and techniques, post frame buildings are common for municipal buildings, retail stores, equestrian centers, fire stations, schools and school annexes, churches. As well as, personal residences.

Pole barn or post frame buildings offer practical and economic advantages. They are durable and versatile, adaptable to just about any use. Having wide, clear, uninterrupted space makes these perfect for large gatherings.

New Uses for Pole Barn or Post Frame Construction

The number of ways post frame buildings are used continues to grow. Here are a few recent applications:

Special Event Centers

Communities realize the value in building an economical and sufficiently sized post frame structure to feature special events, community gatherings, civic affairs, meetings, weddings, small trade shows, reunions, and many other events. Flexible space configurations are a standard benefit of a pole barn. The ability to configure a space with temporary partitions to allow for flexibility of needs from one event to the next.

Truck Repair and Service Building

Tractors, trailers and other large trucks and equipment demand considerable vertical space. Post frame structures offer large entryways. Hence able to accommodate the length, width, and height of massive vehicles and equipment.

RV Maintenance

Perfect for accommodating several large RV vehicles, post frame buildings built without interior vertical supports within allow easy maneuvering by RVs, automobiles, trucks, and other vehicles.

Veterinary Clinic and Boarding Facility

An emerging opportunity, owners of veterinary hospitals and boarding facilities are choosing to use post frame construction for new facilities. These buildings offer significant flexibility for configuring the space as the business needs change.

Dividing sections can include the reception area, clinic, examination rooms, boarding kennels, and indoor play areas. Thus, repartitioning to accommodate shifts in business demand is a big advantage of a post frame structure.

Why are Post Frame Buildings Becoming Popular for So Many Applications?

The reasons for post frame/pole barn popularity can be summarized as cost, versatility, flexibility, and durability.

Cost

Post frame structures allow for efficient use of materials and labor, easier site prep, and a shorter time from plan to completion. In addition, a post frame building is often more energy efficient than conventional structures because insulating materials can be more uniformly installed.

Versatility

You can style and configure a post frame building for any purpose. With no permanent load-bearing walls, it’s simple to reconfigure the structure.  For instance, the interior space of an office building can accommodate a growing staff with by easily moving partitions. Similarly, in a residence, no need to endure a major remodeling project and expense, when you need to add or remove bedrooms.

Flexibility

Because of the wide 6-10-foot spacing between the vertical columns, adding a new section to an existing building is much easier than with other types of construction.

Durability

Post frame buildings are built with treated wooden columns usually anchored onto concrete at least four feet beneath ground level. During a heavy windstorm, post frame structures fare very well. Due to the fact of its ability to redirect wind forces evenly into the earth through the posts. Conventional buildings attached to a foundation often snap off at the ground level causing the damage that we often see.

Contact Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings for More Information

For more information, contact the experts at Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings located in Northern Indiana and serving Southwest Michigan and Northwest Ohio and Northern Indiana.

Visit the Pacemaker website to view some of the many uses of their completed structures.

Phone Pacemaker at 1-888-834-4448.

Pole Barn Buildings: Selecting the Right Flooring

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Modern pole barn buildings, or post frame buildings, are appropriate for many uses. Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings, headquartered in Northern Indiana advises, designs, manufactures, and constructs pole barn structures for nearly every segment of the market. Pole barn building is high-quality, economical, versatile, and durable. Thus, pole frame buildings are becoming an ideal choice for civic, suburban, agricultural, and equestrian buildings everywhere.

Selecting the right flooring for the intended application is an essential element of any new pole barn structure design. Therefore, depending on the building’s use, floors in pole barn buildings might range from soft dirt to highly engineered flooring designed for comfort and durability.

Selecting the Right Flooring

Choosing the right flooring for a pole barn building is much the same as for any building. However, since pole barn construction is appropriate for more uses than conventional construction methods, the range of flooring options is more extensive.

Concrete Flooring

For manufacturing, warehousing, and equipment storage and movement, concrete is an ideal option. The material is easy to clean, durable and may be reinforced to support excessive loads. Treated and painted concrete in a pole frame structure is frequently used for indoor sports due to the clear space within.

Dirt or Sand Flooring

For some applications, dirt or sand flooring is ideal. Horses and other animals overexposed to solid flooring typically sustain hoof and leg injuries. Therefore, by providing a soft footing, those injuries are avoided. Softer surfaces are better in equestrian centers. Allowing you to add or replace as needs arise.

Sealed Rubber Matting Flooring

Equestrian centers and veterinarians today are also suggesting various composite rubber flooring materials to ease the strain on horse bones, joints, and ligaments. Not only do these materials relieve stress on the musculoskeletal systems but require lower volumes of bedding. As a result, the environment is cleaner with less barn dust, thereby improving the animals’ respiration. The material is easy to clean and more sanitary than standard bedding.

Heated Flooring for Pole Barn Buildings

In colder climates, constructing a radiant heat flooring system is useful. Especially where workers must stand for long periods or customers are moving about. Planning your pole barn with heated water or electric coils in the flooring system pays off in employee and customer comfort. Additionally often reduces heating costs. Pole barn professionals can advise the best approach for your situation.

Wood Flooring

In pole barn offices, retail establishments, schools, churches, or residences, wood flooring is ideal. The surface is comfortable to walk on and attractive, evoking an aura of style and beauty to the interior.

Having a level site to construct your pole barn buildings is highly recommended and usually necessary. However, some have successfully built pole frame garages, small shops, and buildings on sloping elevations by using longer posts on the downslope. The grade variation beneath is mitigated by a reinforced, raised wooden floor system.

Contact Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings for Information

For nearly four decades, Pacemaker has provided advice, materials, and support for property and building owners who elected to employ high-quality and durable pole barn construction.

Visit the Pacemaker website for information regarding the benefits of pole barn construction. When compared to other types of structures, pole barn buildings are:

  • Cost-effective
  • Require shorter construction time
  • Expandable
  • Versatile
  • Adaptable
  • Energy efficient

Contact the Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings professionals to explain how pole frame buildings can be the solution to your needs. Additionally, we can provide guidance on selecting a type of flooring that works best for your needs.

Call the experts at 1-888.834.4448.