Q: How can I find out if my barn is restorable?
A: The best way for us to help you to determine if your barn is restorable would be if you were to send us photos of your barn. We would need exterior shots (taken from one side of the interior of the barn showing the span), including any interior features you may be concerned with. Please also show a shot of the roof from the interior as well.
This way we can review your photos and give you a call to:
a) determine if the barn is restorable;
b) give you a ballpark idea of what it would cost to restore;
c) schedule a consultation with you to determine your barn restoration and/or conversion needs (consultation fee may be taken off price of proposal should you decide to work with our company), including design plans, materials, etc.
Q: What is the price of purchasing a barn based on?
A: The price of purchasing our barn frames is based on foot print, square footage, size of the barn, and other characteristics of the barn that make it special. For instance the size of and configuration of timbers. To some degree, how much overhead we have in getting the frame also has some bearing on our final asking price.
The frame includes all the main timber posts, tie beams, purlins system (if there is one), rafter plates, girts, studs and knee braces as well as the rafters. It does not include undercarriage (floor joists- if there is a basement or 2nd story loft), siding, roof sheathing, flooring, foundation or delivery. These materials, however, are available to you at an additional cost. In fact, anyone who purchases a barn frame from us, can get additional materials at a discounted rate.
Q: Do you work nationwide?
A: We go all over the United States putting up frames; from Texas to California to Montana. Even with travel expenses we have developed strategies and methods of doing this work so that we can keep our costs reasonable. Over the last 45 years we have put up to close to a 1000 barn frames and have gotten very efficient at this process so we can in turn keep our erection prices competitive and cost effective, regardless of where the location is.
Q: What other services do you provide?
A: We provide design, consulting and architectural drawings services as well as providing a large inventory of other antique and reclaimed vintage woods and lumbers.
Q: What is the average price for shipping a barn frame?
A: The price for shipping a barn frame usually ranges from $1000 (locally) to $8,000 (to California), depending on the size of the barn and the destination. *Please note these prices can fluctuate due to fuel prices.
Q: What are the prices for barn home conversions?
A: Prices for barn home conversions will vary from situation to situation, since these conversions are custom designed and built to individual specifications. We strive to design the custom barn home conversion as cost effective as possible and have many years of experience to glean from. We can show you several different options that might work for you that can in turn help to save you money.
Q: What do prices for re-erection depend on?
A: Prices for re-erection will vary due to several factors. It will depend on whether there are any adaptations to the frame, will vary from frame to frame, will depend on the access to the site; foundation factors; local town ordinance requirements/permits/licenses, etc.