A pole buildings (also known as a “post frame”) uses wood beams buried in the ground as the primary support structure for the outer walls and roof trusses. Most pole buildings include all wood poles as the support beams and a metal shell for the outer walls. Sometimes a concrete foundation is added, but it is not necessary if you are content with a dirt floor. Materials and construction costs are typically lower for a pole buildings than for a steel or stick-built structure.
Benefits of Pole Buildings
- Low-cost way to manage simple storage, workshop and agricultural needs
- Adaptable to different uses, can be modified over time
- Easy to create higher-pitched roofs, attractive rooflines, overhangs, dormers, offsets, etc.
- Fast construction