Bower Design and Construction is setting the standard for quality residential, agricultural and commercial Wisconsin post frame builders throughout Southeast Wisconsin. Our carpenters and building contractors have a reputation in the construction community for producing post frame buildings built to stand the test of time.
From post frame construction and commercial building to pole barn and storage building construction, Bower Design and Construction treats each post frame construction project as our own.
Post-frame construction is an engineered wood-frame building system meeting the Uniform Building Code (UBC) and International Building Code (IBC) standards. Features of post-frame buildings include large solid sawn posts or laminated columns instead of wood studs, concrete masonry, or steel framing. The columns are kept in place by footings, most commonly concrete. The footings are available in different styles including:
One benefit of post-frame construction is the time it takes to erect a building. They are more efficiently and quickly built than other kinds of buildings. Due to the posts and interlocking frame being able to handle greater loads than a standard stud-wall, fewer materials are needed; bringing up the second benefit.
Post-frame construction is usually more cost-effective and less expensive per square foot of room. Less materials and less time saves money.
A third benefit of post-frame construction is its insulating properties. Since the posts are spaced further apart than the standard 16-inch stud-wall construction, post-frame buildings feature an remarkably big wall cavity which offers a large amount of space to insulate – keeping heating costs down in the winter and cooling costs down in the summer.
Post-frame construction is quickly becoming the construction method of choice for all architectural ventures including: