Putting together a pole building is as easy as following the plans. Although the approach to creating a pole building varies, all structures begin with pole barn plans.
In a kit – a popular option for adding one of these buildings to your property – the materials for constructing the shelter are accompanied by pole barn plans, blueprints for assembling the entire structure from the ground up.
Aside from this option, adding such a shelter to your property without a kit often means drawing up these plans yourself or contacting an architect to do it.
Following the original pole building plans may only be part of constructing the shelter. As a multipurpose building, these structures have several uses. Many often use them as general storage or as a garage.
The buildings are also often found on farms as sheds for storing equipment, grain, and hay and as horse shelters. For the latter, additional pole barn plans need to be drawn up for the interior of the space.
These plans specify allotment for the stalls and also an area for hay storage. Larger pole barns have more space for stalls, while smaller buildings are only used for a few animals.
Turning a pole building into a horse barn isn’t a large stretch, but did you know that these buildings can even become a home? As a kit, pole buildings aren’t up to code, but additional plans need to be drawn up to turn the frame into a fully functional shelter.
Plans for a pole barn home are often drawn up by an architect and address common issues of insulation, wiring, plumbing, rooms, and doors. Pole building home plans change the appearance of the building, as an additional interior wall must be built to insulate the home. Exterior insulation must also be added.