Why Post Frame Construction?

 Cost effective, eco-friendly and flexible to meet your design demands. That’s why post frame construction is a great option for homes, garages, commercial buildings and more!

 

Unless you are familiar with post frame construction, you may not realize how similar it is to the more familiar stud-wall variety. Many people associate post frame construction with farm buildings, but they go far beyond housing farm implements. They are a viable construction technique that provides both style and flexibility.

What Is Post Frame Construction?

“Post-frame construction is an engineered wood-frame building system that feature large, solid sawn posts or laminated columns instead of wood studs, steel framing, or concrete masonry. They transfer loads to the ground or surface-mounted to a concrete pier or masonry foundation, and may use plastic barrier systems for enhanced protection of wood and concrete posts or piers. The method is popular with architects, engineers, and building designers because it offers them design flexibility.”

National Frame Building Association

Why Post Frame Construction Is A Viable Building Alternative

Although the construction technique became popular for producing pole barns in the 1930s, it has evolved to become a viable alternative for homes, garages, commercial buildings and more. Here’s why post frame construction has increased in popularity.

Fast And Efficient

Who doesn’t want to reduce construction time and complete their building faster? A post frame building can help you do exactly that. It decreases the time to complete a garage, hobby building, or even a home or commercial building. Different than the stud wall buildings, framing requirements span further apart. Trusses are fewer and larger allowing for faster assembly. Some construction techniques, like the E3 Wall System, can further accelerate construction. In addition, the weather has less of an impact. An extended cold snap won’t impede a timely building completion.

Green

“Post frame buildings are as green as it gets!” states University of Wisconsin – Madison Professor David R. Bohnhoff, P.E., Ph.D.. He has been researching post-frame buildings for more than 30 years.

“Post-frame buildings are efficient both in terms of construction and long-term energy use. There is a low environmental impact compared to any other building type, not only because of the green attributes of the materials used, but because those materials are used conservatively.”

To reinforce this point, the waste from a Beatty’s Builderspole building fits into a 40 gallon bag! It’s one of the reasons why post frame construction has gained in popularity.

In addition, post-frame buildings are wood-framed buildings. Wood is arguably the most green building material available today. It is a naturally-occurring and renewable resource that removes carbon dioxide, the primary greenhouse gas that, according to most experts, causes global climate change. Production of most other building materials emits carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Value

Post-frame buildings are design-efficient. Wide spacing between posts and other structural supports mean fewer materials. That is, fewer materials to purchase and fewer materials to install. Both translate into an overall lower cost of the structure.

Post-frame buildings are almost always the most economical buildings to erect because of these material and labor efficiencies.

Versatile

The type and style can range from a luxurious house to a garage or hobby building. The size and style for structures two stories and under are virtually limitless.

Because post frame buildings don’t rely on interior walls to support the roof, interior designs are extremely flexible. Plus the building can be finished with a variety of materials including drywall, plaster, brick and more. And that flexibility extends to exterior finishes. Wood, vinyl, stucco, brick and steel are commonly used surfaces.

Just like a stud-wall building, accessories such as canopies, wainscoting, window and door trim, guttering, and even a porch entrance are highly viable options.

Strength

Pole buildings are stronger than their stud-wall counterparts. Here’s why post frame construction provides you a more secure building:

  • Columns in the ground add to the building's stability and wind resistance.
  • Horizontally connected posts form a tremendously strong box that adds to wind resistance.
  • The direct attachment of trusses to the post frame makes it virtually impossible for the roof to detach from the building.
  • The diaphragm effect created by the post-frame structures allows them to flex under stress instead of cracking, crumbling or collapsing like many other structures.

Some contractors, like Beatty’s Builders, take it a step further with a truss design that transfers the load directly on top of the wall instead of perching horizontal headers that are nailed to exterior poles.

Pole buildings offer a dependable, flexible cost effective option for most buildings. It’s why post frame construction is a viable alternative for homes, garages, commercial buildings and numerous other construction projects.

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