Which building uses wall and stud construction and which one is a post frame design? Not sure? Read on for the answer!
Post frame is often associated with agriculture or industrial buildings but, as you can see, framing systems don’t dictate the look or quality of a building. A post frame building can support numerous interior and exterior finishes. And, they are often more efficient and less costly to build.
Fewer materials and less waste translate into lower material and disposal costs. In fact, the waste from constructing a typical garage fits into a 40 gallon container!
Post Frame Design Considerations
As with any framing system, your needs ultimately dictate the design. However, you may not realize that the size, shape and style options available with a post frame building are almost unlimited. Frame building interiors are able to provide a free flowing living space due to long-span trusses eliminating the need for load-bearing walls.
The clear-spans of frame building interiors allow you to stretch the open area in excess of 100 feet. A common building alternative, post frame is often used for homes, churches, restaurants, retail space, municipal buildings and more.