Post Frame Buildings

Post frame house with tan metal siding and roof

Post-frame buildings, also known as pole buildings or pole barns, are popular for residential, agricultural, commercial, and industrial applications due to their cost-effectiveness, durability, and versatility.

Large posts serve as the primary structural support for these buildings. Compared to traditional construction, this technique saves time, labor, and material costs, as it requires fewer materials and can often be completed more quickly.

Whatever your purpose in building, we have everything you need, from plans and drawings to delivery.

What’s Included with a Post-Frame Package

We assemble post-frame packages according to your needs. We’ll start by creating drawings and plans for your building, then assemble all of the parts from posts to metal siding. (Scroll our website to see the kind of variety that is available.)

Our service goes beyond design. When it’s time for delivery, we will gather everything you need and bring it to your site. We specialize in making precise (on-site and on-time) deliveries.

You can expect full support throughout your construction process.

Call us to find out more about how you can create just the look you need for your next building!

Stud Frame Building Packages

If you’re looking for a more traditional design, we can help. Just as with our post-frame packages, we can provide everything you need for a stud-frame building.
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Whether your project is simple or complex, Kauffman Metals wants to make it easy.

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Get a quote by email or by phone.

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Place your order.

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We'll quickly have your order ready for pickup or delivery.

Benefits of Post Frame Construction

Post-frame buildings, commonly called pole barns, are becoming increasingly popular. With their many advantages, it’s not hard to see why:

  • Cost-effective: their designs require fewer materials and less labor
  • Durable: in spite of using fewer materials, the design of these buildings makes them sturdy and resistant to natural forces like wind, water, and harsh weather
  • Flexible use: since internal walls aren’t needed for support, open floor plans are possible, making them suitable for many uses including offices, churches, industrial shops, and even homes
  • Energy-efficient: wall designs are thicker, allowing for more insulation
  • Quick construction: with fewer materials, assembly goes much faster
  • Environmentally friendly: these designs require fewer materials, which translates to reduced loads on natural resources; energy efficiency means fewer resources spent on heating and cooling

Post Frame FAQs

Post frame buildings do not require a traditional foundation. Instead, they are built with the help of poles that are buried deep into the ground and set onto concrete pier footings or secured to a concrete slab, providing stability and structural support.

The time to build a post frame building depends on several factors, including the size of the structure, its complexity, and the number of workers. Generally, they can be built faster than a conventional building—often in a few days to a few weeks.

Yes, they can be designed for residential use. They are often cheaper and quicker to build than traditional homes and offer great flexibility in terms of interior layout.

They can be energy efficient, especially if insulated properly. The post-frame construction allows for continuous insulation, which helps reduce air leakage and lowers energy costs.

Find Kauffman Metals in beautiful Bedford County, PA!

We are conveniently located along Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) in Bedford, PA about 3 miles from exit 146 on 1-76 (PA Turnpike).

We service about a 100-mile radius from our headquarters in Bedford, PA. That means our drivers cover parts of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, in addition to our home state of Pennsylvania.

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