Post Frame home living

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February 12, 2024

Post Frame Home Living

While traditionally used for agricultural and storage purposes, post frame buildings are gaining recognition as viable living spaces. In this article, we explore the question: Can you live in a post frame building? Let's delve into the benefits that make post frame living an attractive option, including cost-effectiveness, creativity, and energy efficiency. Here at A&B Buildings and Supplies, we have set the gold standard for post frame construction and we have the knowledge and expertise about the work we do. We don't study the competition... the competition studies us!


One of the primary advantages of choosing a post frame building as a living space is its cost-effectiveness. Compared to traditional construction methods, post frame construction is known for being more affordable. The simplicity and efficiency of the construction process result in lower labor costs and reduced material expenses. This affordability makes post frame buildings an excellent choice for those looking to own a home without breaking the bank. In a world where costs matter, you want to ensure that your contractor is providing you with the best service, the highest quality in workmanship and materials. Additionally, you want confidence that your contractor possesses superior knowledge about their products and work. You've worked diligently for this investment, and your new home should be a reflection of that hard work. No one understands this better than we do here at A&B Buildings and Supplies.

Creativity in Design:

Post frame buildings offer a unique and versatile canvas for homeowners to express their creativity in design. The open interior spaces and absence of load-bearing walls provide a blank slate for personalized layouts. Homeowners can embrace an open concept or partition the space to create distinct rooms, making it easy to adapt the living space to individual preferences. The flexibility in design allows for creative and innovative approaches to interior aesthetics.

Post Frame Barndominium design by A&B Buildings

Energy Efficiency:

Energy efficiency is a crucial consideration for modern living, and post frame buildings excel in this aspect. The construction method allows for efficient insulation, reducing energy consumption for heating and cooling. Additionally, the open design allows for optimal natural light utilization, minimizing the need for artificial lighting during daylight hours. Homeowners can also explore eco-friendly options such as solar panels or other sustainable energy sources, contributing to a greener lifestyle. At A&B Buildings, we have implemented the new energy standards into our best practices and meet all energy guideline standards in our local area.

Durability and Low Maintenance:

Post frame buildings are renowned for their durability and low maintenance requirements. The construction style, with large, sturdy posts set in 48" of batch concrete providing structural support, ensures the building can withstand various weather conditions. The reduced number of load-bearing walls also translates to fewer areas that may require maintenance. This durability and low maintenance make post frame living an attractive option for those seeking a home that stands the test of time with minimal upkeep.

We consider the homes we build to be “generational” and will last long after you’re gone. We have a saying;

Our homes are so well built and will last so long that your grandkids will fight over it when you die.

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