What is a post and beam barn?

What is a post and beam barn?

Post & Beam Barns Post and beam is a style of construction that uses heavy timbers instead of traditional dimensional lumber. This type of custom barn building uses fewer, larger all-wood posts and beams than traditional stick built construction.

What is a post and beam garage?

A post and beam garage frame is a more simple design with the two beams put together at around half of their depth. Timber frames have the beams closer together and require more braces to connect them.

Are pole barns cheaper than stick built?

A Pole Barn Can Cost Less Than a Stick-Built Structure The foundation usually makes up over 15 percent of the cost of constructing a single-story building. A pole barn uses posts buried in the ground to support the weight of the walls and the roof. In many cases, a traditional concrete foundation is not needed.

What is post beam construction?

Post and beam construction is a building method that relies on heavy timbers rather than dimensional lumber. Post and beam is similar to timber framing in that both construction styles honor the rustic appearance of exposed timber, making it a central element of the building’s visual profile.

Why choose New England barns?

Our American ancestors brought with them from Europe the centuries-old method of building shelters which would endure for generations. These buildings embodied the rugged beauty of the pioneer spirit. The New England Barn Company is dedicated to keeping that spirit alive.

Why choose a Saratoga post&beam carriage barn?

With sweeping arched braces and extra large timbers, the Carriage Barn is nostalgically beautiful, leaving a lasting impression. Our Saratoga Post & Beam has a timber frame structure that is versatile by design. Floor-to-ceiling posts support the mid-span of the roof rafters and also carry the weight of the full-length center aisle loft.

Where do post and beam building kits ship to?

Our pre-engineered, pre-cut, color-coded post and beam building kits have been shipped to most U.S. States from Connecticut to California, including every state east of the Mississippi, as well as Canada and the UK. Within a range of our workshop we also offer our construction services.

Why choose New England timber framing?

This time tested method of joining wood timbers together with oak pegs yields better, stronger, more interesting buildings that embody the New England virtues of beauty, efficiency and longevity. Every frame is handcrafted with a deep respect for tradition, proportion, harmony & balance.

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