How Much Do Pole Barn Homes Cost

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If you are looking for a cost-effective buildout, chances are you have already heard of post-frame homes such as the old pole barn—a popular choice in postframe construction. The post-frame building gained primary traction as a multifunctional pole shed in the South. The traditional construction method is used for hay storage or pole barn garage for tractors and farm equipment. If you build post-frame structures for living quarters, familiarize yourself with local building codes and building permits before beginning the building process, especially if the project involves installing electricity or incorporating a plumbing installation. Pole barn houses are the primary living space for horses, otherwise known as horse barns. Below, you will find current pole barn prices.


Pole barn costs


What is Pole Barn Construction?

The term was first coined in 1930 during the Great Depression when the post-frame method came into prominence. The top priority for any building project was to cut down their total cost. The cost to build any structure, including commercial buildings, was constantly dipping and spiking.

Due to the disruption in the economy, farmers and other pole barn builders had turned to more cost-effective methods and materials. Pole barn building offers the quick and reliable construction of the post-frame structure.

Why Is It When You Build a Pole Barn Home Costs Less Than a Traditional Home

Their traditional building is post-frame buildings, and pole barn home companies add them onto your land as a shell. Because while the actual structure is still just the shell, nearly the entire barn is built before installation. This method helps save money by driving down labor costs during the construction process.

The cost to build from the ground up incurs more additional costs per square foot during preconstruction than when you build a pole barn house because you would have to collect and finish materials individually before putting them together.

Average Complete Package Deal for a Pole Barn House

Below is a list of the average pole barn cost, based on available pole barn kits and pole barn kit prices stated on the market and other associated costs.

  1. $4,000-$8,000: 16×16 or 256 sq ft
  2. $4,500-$12,500: 20×20 or 400 sq ft
  3. $5,000-$15,000: 20×30 or 600 sq ft
  4. $7,000-$20,000: 30×30 or 900 sq ft
  5. $10,000-$25,000: 30×40 or 1,200 sq ft
  6. $12,000-$30,000: 30×50 or 1,500 sq ft
  7. $15,000-$35,000: 30×60 or 1,800 sq ft


DIY Pole Barns


DIY Pole Barns

You can do it yourself, but remember that additional cost typically applies to pole building materials bought individually for pole barns. It is important to note that you will have to factor in square footage as how much materials you will need will be determined per square foot and may factor into your labor cost.

  • Pressuretreated lumberRound/Square/Utility Poles
  • Lumber Roof Trusses
  • Girts where wood siding is anchored
  • Purlins
  • Stringers
  • Plywood
  • Gravel
  • Concrete flooring
  • Concrete slab
  • Roofing nails
  • Doors

Metal Building

Metal structures/Metal buildings are not made entirely with metal and concrete. Oftentimes, metal integrations are used in siding material, interior walls, and their building shell.

  • Steel siding or metal siding
  • Steel walls
  • Steel frames

Tahlequah’s Top Choice For Pole Barn Homes

J&M Construction is one of the oldest and most experienced builders of commercial sized post frame structures for your home or business. We take great pride in designing, planning and constructing every square foot of basic to complex pole barns. Contact us today for a free quote anywhere in Oklahoma.

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