Cost To Build A Pole Barn
How much does it cost to build a pole barn is a common question on the lips of anyone looking for some inexpensive space to store their tractor, dogs, firewood, lawnmower or anything else for that matter.
The cost to build a pole barn will obviously depend on the size and finish of your pole barn and this will depend on what you need to use if for.
How Much Does It Cost To Build A Pole Barn
If you take a barn of around 30 feet by 40 feet by 14 feet you will have to part with around $20,000. This will include the likes of site preparation, lumber, concrete floor, around 3 ovehead doors and labor. This figure will not include electrical work but if you are on a budget and can build the pole barn yourself then that size of barn will set you back around $6-8,000 but this will only include materials and lumber.
Site preparation, pouring a concrete floor and labour, wiring etc. will run up your cost considerably.One thing you need to watch out for is the need to get a building permit and many municipalities will not require one if you keep the size under 200 square feet.
If you can build it yourself and shop around for lumber and maybe get some help from friends I have a friend who built a basic enough shed of around 12 feet by 18 feet for less than $2,500 but he did all the work himself and used OSB for the walls with a vinyl siding.
Generally if you are doing the site preparation yourself and sorting out the floor, either concrete or gravel, then expect to pay around $6-10,000 for a 30 x 40 x 10 pole barn.
Cheap Steel Pole Frame Car Garage
You can pick up a 10 x 20 shed from Costco made from tarps on a steel pole frame for around $200 and this might be a good temporary solution before you decide what type of pole barn you need and how much you want to spend.
Pole Barn Plans And Detailed Drawings
Regardless of how big a pole barn or shed you want to build you can really keep the cost of building your barn down by getting a good set of plans with step by step instructions. With the cost of building a nice barn you would be penny wise and pound foolish to ignore the benefits of a good set of plans as they will only be a drop in the ocean in terms of cost and will save you a lot of money in the long run and wasted lumber and time.
You can check out Teds plans here which offer a wide range of woodworking projects and plans.