Farm buildings in Missouri have grown and adapted over time. In the past 50 years, the average size of a Missouri farm has increased drastically. As a result, the pole barns have also grown in size and design detail. Where a small shop or farm shed was once adequate to house tools and supplies, buildings now include many types and uses of agricultural buildings such as farm shops, machine sheds, horse barns and other custom pole buildings.
As one of the top builders of custom pole barns in Missouri, we want to help you with one of the most important questions that comes up when constructing any type of farm buildings – the location and orientation of the new structure.
In fact, we have found that the right location and layout is one of the most important factors when considering the purchase of an agricultural building in Missouri because of the unique challenges that farm country presents.
For example, the main shed or farm shop should be centrally located for maximum accessibility. By finding the right location, it becomes easier for tools and supplies to be returned and stored properly after each use. This becomes especially important when the same tools, work benches, and pieces of equipment are being used by a number of different people for various jobs, which is very common on today’s farms.
Orientation becomes important for a number of reasons for things such as snow and ice build up, ice melt, natural heating and cooling, and natural light. When possible, ensuring that main doors are placed on the south side of the structure will help protect the building from north winds. The addition of passive solar heat through a south-facing door is an added benefit. As premier custom horse barn builders in Missouri, the ability to properly orient and place a new horse barn or farm structure is extremely important. It is also one of our top considerations when working with a new client.
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We make sure each new farm building or shop is located in a place that makes sense with the existing structures and operations of the farm. You do not want a new building to disrupt the existing workflow, and you want to make sure the new structure is located close enough to other buildings and farm operations to be practical and useful.