Post frame construction is a cost-effective and energy efficient alternative to conventional building methods. Construction is quick and the buildings are built to last. This makes post frame ideal for farms, acreages, businesses, and country homes.
Large, widely spaced supporting columns are buried 5 to 6 feet deep, making the building extremely stable while transferring wind and snow loads to the foundation.
Horizontal strapping connects the post columns, creating a strong diaphragm system that meets and exceeds load requirements for both snow and wind.
Trusses are directly secured to the post column frame, making it an exceptionally strong overall system.
Durable exterior cladding adds resilience to the entire structure, and provides protection from unpredictable Alberta weather.
The foundation consists of pressure-treated laminated columns or pre-cast concrete Perma-Columns, or polyurethane sleeve “grade guards” that protect against moisture.
Advantages of Post Frame Construction
Lower construction costs
Post frame construction is 30% less expensive than building with steel, due to the differences in material costs and difficulty of labour.
Post frame buildings begin with posts in the ground, so you don't have to wait for the ideal weather to pour a concrete foundation.
Solid posts or laminated columns transfer loads to the ground, to a concrete pier, or to a masonry foundation beneath each post.
Posts are spaced farther apart than studs would be. The larger wall cavity for insulation lowers heating and cooling costs by up to 20%.
Buildings can be completed up to 50% faster, because large posts and interlocking frames use less structural material than other methods.
Practical and versatile
Post frame is an attractive and economical option for low-rise residential, agricultural, equestrian, and commercial projects.