Pole Building Questions

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by brooster, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    We are getting a new garage, and thinking about a pole building. Does anyone have a pole building? If so, could you help me out by answering a few of my questions. Thanks

    What company did you go through?
    What type of building do you have?
    How big is it?
    How is the quality of your building?
    Was the company easy to work with?
    How old is your building and how is its condition?
    If you dont mind, how much was the building alone, no concrete?
    If you post a pic, you will be my new best friend.
    Any other suggestions, tips or hints, would be greatly appreicated! [​IMG]
  2. Chickending

    Chickending Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    I built my pole barn 20 years ago, we do not have cement floor. We laid a series of lime, sand, gravel on the floor. I bought the barn from Menards, for at the time 20 years ago was around 10,000.00, including all the wood for the stalls. I have a 32' W x 45' L barn originally built for horses, which I do not have anymore now, one corner is for chickens. When you buy from Menards they sell it as a package, all the lumber, roof joist, etc. I have found it to be very durable and still in good shape. We ran water and electricity to it initially but we now have to redo the electricy as something has interrupted the line. So this summer we are redigging the line. Other than that its a good thing. We didnt insulate it other than for the coop and around the whole inside we have 2" stryofoam from when we had the horses. I will post a pic.

    This pic is the back part where the coop is.


  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Quote:It's not exactly what you asked but just as food for thought: pole buildings are not hard to put up yourself, and cheaper that way (as long as you have the time and can swing a hammer). They don't require any skill, just the ability to read a plan and follow basic directions [​IMG]

    We (meaning "I", with help with some parts from dh, as although it *can* be done by one person some things are much quicker with two) built a big pole-construction run in shed for the horses 4 years ago. It is L-shaped - the main part is 12x40 with an additional 12x10 making the L. Rafters, not trusses (trusses would have been easier but I wanted clear headroom for doofusy horses playing). Built-up compacted gravel floor. Spent more than we shoulda on colored steel siding and roofing. Total was something like $7k (in 2002 Canadian dollars). We did pay a guy with a tractor to dig the holes and set and cement the posts. It would have cost about twice as much to have someone do it for us.

    For a garage you have the advantage that plans are very readily and cheaply available online etc, for just about any arrangement you'd want.

    Just something to think about,

    Pat, contemplating the affordability of rebuilding our falling-apart attached garage, but I would hire a builder, as it is too big to do literally one-person, and there is not enough money nor other riches in all the wide world to induce me to EVER try to build something with my "d"h ever again :>
  4. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Thanks on the tips! Keep them comming! [​IMG]
  5. hiddenmagnolia

    hiddenmagnolia Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    South Louisiana
    We got a 40x60x 10 tall barn. One roll up door and walk thru door for $7,000.00 Paid some one 4,500.00 to put it up. [​IMG]
    First picture is outside of barn. The second pic is inside of barn.

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