A post and beam barn is a beautiful and functional addition to any property. It's a versatile structure that can serve as a hobby barn, office, or even a living and entertaining space. If you're considering adding a post and beam barn to your property, you will have plenty of opportunities for customizations and decisions, and choosing the right post and beam barn kit can be a daunting task. There are many factors to consider, including size, design, and materials. In this blog post, we'll discuss some of the most important factors to consider when choosing a post and beam barn kit.
Size and Design
When selecting a post and beam barn kit, it's essential to factor in the size and design first. The size of your barn will depend on your specific needs and the available space on your property. Consider what you plan to use the barn for and how much space you need. Do you need a large space for a workshop or a smaller space for a hobby or office? Also, consider the design of the barn. Do you want a traditional barn with an A-frame or a gambrel, barn-style roof? Think about the architectural style of your home and property and choose a barn design that complements it.
Timber is a timeless material that can add a warm and rustic feel to any barn, regardless of the type of wood used. However, it's important to consider the species of timber used when choosing a post and beam barn kit. Although Eastern White Pine is the most popular choice, the species of timber frame and siding you choose can impact the final appearance and cost of your barn. For more information on the differences between timber species, check out our Timber Species page.
Price is also an important factor to consider when choosing a post and beam barn kit. Post and beam barn kits can vary in price depending on the size, design, and materials. Before making a decision, consider your budget and what you can afford. Keep in mind that while a post and beam barn kit may be more expensive than building a conventionally framed structure, it's often a more cost-effective option in the long run because it reduces your cost of labor.
Ease of Assembly
Finally, consider the ease of assembly when choosing a post and beam barn kit. Some kits require more assembly than others, so think about your level of expertise in building or who will be putting it together.
In conclusion, choosing the right post and beam barn kit requires careful consideration of several factors. Consider the size and design, timber species, price, and ease of assembly when making a decision. With the right kit, you can have a beautiful and functional post and beam barn on your property in no time. If you're looking for help walking through this process, get in touch. The Barn Yard's staff is experienced, friendly, and ready to help you find just the right barn for your property. We even have a supervisor available to help your local crew on-site with raising tasks.