The 24x50 Ponderosa Country Barn is 24 feet by 50 feet with 12 ft lean-tos. The barn style house has been customized with a 12-foot porch and widow's peak. All of the Sand Creek Post & Beam wood barn home kits feature post and beam timber frame construction. Their custom designed barn house style kits have been used as full-time residences, lake houses, cabins, loft apartments, secondary homes, and combination use barn and home. Rustic yet sophisticated, the Sand Creek Post and Beam barns are pre-manufactured, shipped as a kit, and built to last generations. This barn is located in Iowa.
Sand Creek Post and Beam builds their barn style houses using chemical free wood. Their suppliers allow their wood to dry naturally and use no toxic chemicals to treat the wood. Since their posts sit on top of the Eastern Red Cedar sill plates, there is no need for the posts to be treated. Their cedar sill plates are also naturally resistant to insects, mold, and mildew without having to use toxic chemicals. Wood is a building material that requires less energy to transport, produce, construct, and maintain over time, which makes their chemical-free wood the perfect building material.
Not only does wood as a building material require less energy to produce, construct, transport and maintain over time, but it is also building material that is a natural insulator from the elements. As a result, the Sand Creek Post and Beam barns are comfortable throughout the different seasons, being warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. This is important if you plan to finish the barn off, as it will save you money on your energy bills. The premanufacturing process uses the Sand Creek Post and Beam System which has the bents pre-cut, and your building materials labeled and numbered on the plans. These along with the other energy efficient details reduce any job site error and less product waste on the job site. Building the barn kits in this controlled work environment also helps to reduce waste and what little scrap wood they have is donated and recycled.
As part of their efforts to be good stewards and to help with reforestation, Sand Creek Post and Beam will donate ten Douglas fir or lodgepole pine trees in your name when you purchase your barn kit from the. Their barn kits are produced primarily from Ponderosa Pine wood which re-seeds itself for future growth. Their suppliers also practice selective logging techniques to help maintain and continue the healthy growth of forests. These trees will grow to provide food and habitat for wildlife, clean rivers and streams, restore beauty to the landscape, and provide enjoyment for recreational activities such as hiking, camping, and fishing. Your trees will be honorable monuments, silent sentiments, and for decades to come, active participants in nature’s plan.
Donation of wood. Their scrap wood is donated to youth and school organizations in their community for their projects as well as the Nebraska Bluebird Association for birdhouses, which means they have little wood to dispose of. Even their sawdust is recycled, making it into local horse barns for bedding.
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