Top tips from post frame building owners
Real design tips from real post frame building owners. You'll see there's one thing in common with all--plan for the future.
“Think about the size of equipment that you currently use and could possibly use in the future. Go visit other similar operations with new shops and sheds to get ideas. Take your time and be sure to build something exactly what you want. The sales staff at Integrity Post greatly assisted us in the planning.” ~ Marty Metzger, Valley Ridge Farms, Machine Shed and Don Metzger, Donjo Farms, Farm Shop
“Build the building you want and need when all of your plans are done. Don’t cut costs on your building and go with upgrades. My building is built to commercial standards.” ~ Heather Maskell, Wheatland Equestrian, riding arena
“Build to the maximum width, which economically for me was 90’. It allows us to do almost any exercise with horses from running barrel patterns to working cows. The 90’ is very important—and make it as long as you can depending on regulations in your area. ~ Pat Weirzba, riding arena
“Make sure you build for the future. I had my building constructed in a way that takes potential ways we could use the building into account—make sure that things go in there for the future. I’ve had this indoor arena built in a way that I can put a lean-to along the whole side. I also put doors in all areas, whether I use them right away or not. The guys at Integrity are really great at helping you plan out and walking you through the process and have great attention to detail.” ~ Sheldon Kennedy, riding arena, machine shed, hay shed Siewart’s building is designed to accommodate large farm equipment like air seeders. The drive-through design–with two large bi-fold doors on each end wall–allows him to move machinery with ease. “I like the two bi-fold doors so I can drive my equipment right through. That’s great.” ~ Stan Siewart, machine shed