Frequently Asked QuestionsAbout Post & Beam Buildings
All of our barns cost between $50-$60 a square foot excluding site-work and foundation. This $50-$60 a square foot includes design and construction of barn frame including 1x10 ship-lap pine siding, 2-0x2-1 barn sash, two 8-2x1-0 transom windows, swinging barn doors, hardware for doors and windows, louver vents, full loft, stairs, and asphalt roof. If you choose different options such as cedar shake shingles, different siding, different size windows, more decorative windows or overhead garage doors, the square foot cost rises. A list of options will be provided with blueprints to help you build the most cost effective barn to your taste.
Yes, all projects of this size require approval from your local building and zoning department. We provide detailed plans including foundation plans with an engineers stamp for you to present to your local building and zoning department.
Site work and foundation usually take 1-2 weeks and the construction of the barn takes 3 weeks to a month to complete. Altogether about 6 weeks from breaking ground you’ll have a completed post and beam barn.
We hire a crane to come and lift the frame. This usually happens about a week into the building process after frame is cut and assembled. The crane is usually there for half a day to a full day depending on size of barn.
No. Our timbers are relatively green and rough sawn. If you want smooth timbers we can have them planed for an extra cost.
If you would like to you may. We have excavators and foundation masons we work with that are familiar with our process. We will bring the excavator and mason to the job site, they will provide you with an estimate and you pay them directly.
Yes. We provide our services for any phase of construction. We also will cut kits if you want to build the entire barn yourself.
Yes, we build our own custom cupolas for our barns. You can also order a cupola and we can install it for you.
Yes we build and install custom cupolas. They usually range between $2,200-$5,000 depending on size, style and materials requested.
Yes we do restoration work. We are always happy to help people maintain their existing barns. The cost varies depending on size and severity of repairs requested.
Not typically but we have in the past and would be happy to give you a price on the project.
We typically design all our barns but yes, we would be happy to construct from pre-existing designs.