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#1 bunkerhead

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Posted May 24 2007 - 1:22 PM

Anyone have a recommendation for a pole barn company. Got some pricing for larger sheds (12x20 & 12x24) and there so expensive Im wondering if I should just go w/ a pole barn. Would love a 20x24. Any positive, or negative, experiences appreciated.

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#2 Gilbey

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Posted May 24 2007 - 2:11 PM

Morton is pretty much the standard, no??? :squid? Most that I see in my area are Mortons. My father has one, 24' x 50' I think. Had it put in 5 years ago. Nice building, no problems so far. Let me know if you want more details.

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Posted May 24 2007 - 3:05 PM

I prefer a good pole barn myself, but have ya checked 84 Lumber for garage kits?
I've put a few up over the years, and am gonna put up a 30' x 32' for a bud in a few months.
I cant come close on material prices to stick build what he wants, compared to their prices.
They use trusses, so ya dont get an attic. A trade off


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Posted May 24 2007 - 3:05 PM

Morton is pretty much the standard, no??? :squid? Most that I see in my area are Mortons. My father has one, 24' x 50' I think. Had it put in 5 years ago. Nice building, no problems so far. Let me know if you want more details.

Alan


Down here, Jaime builds the best pole barns


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Posted May 24 2007 - 3:54 PM

I worked as a pole barn builer in the early 1980's. They are much sturdier than a conventionally framed building and they look way cooler too! Can't help you with a contractor , sorry.


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Posted May 24 2007 - 5:23 PM

Anyone have a recommendation for a pole barn company. Got some pricing for larger sheds (12x20 & 12x24) and there so expensive Im wondering if I should just go w/ a pole barn. Would love a 20x24. Any positive, or negative, experiences appreciated.

BH


I have two large ones at work, a Morton and a Butler. Both have held up quite nice for over 15 years.


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#7 bunkerhead

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Posted May 25 2007 - 1:44 PM

Thanks for the replies.

I googled Morton, Butler, & Jaime. Saw a site for Morton Building Co. but their not local. Nothing for Jaime or Butler. Anyone got a website addey for either???

I sent info to get a price from Conestoga & Fetterville. Consestoga was kinda high, mainly cuz their smallest model is 24x28. I really only want 20x24. Might consider going block also.


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#8 NukeLDO

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Posted May 27 2007 - 7:59 PM

Try Cedar Buildings dot com. Prefab kits made in Canada, but very nice. The owner delivers the building and helps you get started, then you can finsih it off yourself.


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Posted May 28 2007 - 9:01 PM

I got a miracle truss building


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#10 bunkerhead

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Posted May 29 2007 - 12:53 PM

BTK - NICE . Did you have it installed or is it a kit that you did yourself??? Dimensions??? What did it cost???


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Posted May 30 2007 - 9:34 PM

Bunker I go the kit and built it Itwo weekends with 3 other guys.

the building is 36X30
the walls are 12' and the peak is 16'

building $9200 includes lumber and front dor

concrete was $4500

labor was $2500 plus lunch


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Posted June 20 2007 - 3:29 PM

Pionner Pole Buildings put mine up last year.
24x24 inside with an 8x24 lean-to,patio hangover.

I'll try to post some pics later.


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Posted June 25 2007 - 9:47 AM

Morton is kinda of the 'National' name out there. However, they are very easy to design and build yourself. Just have to get creative on setting trusses. We have a bunch of builders in my area that specialize in these due to all the farmers in the area.

I built a 30'x48' with 12' walls for my woodworking shop several years back. I used scissor trusses, which gives me nice high ceilings; I set them with a forklift which worked out fine, and much cheaper than renting a cherry picker or crane. These are a great project for the DIY and a couple buds.


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Posted June 27 2007 - 7:47 AM

Dont short yourself go big and bite the bullet on price once!!!!
The space will be used up in no time!!!!


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