6 Easy Steps of Pole Barn Construction Tips
Pole Barn Construction Tips-Previously, cows or grunt pigs smacked here. Old barns are now only used as a chamber for junk at many former farms. What a waste! Many people want the airy, light-flooded living atmosphere of a lofts and hardly an old building is as suitable for an expansion as the old farm buildings. But how do prospects find a suitable property? What obstacles are on the way to the dream loft?
“In a barn, one can combine great atmosphere with spatial quality, and one is somewhat freer in the design than in strongly protected buildings, such as old farmhouses,” says architect Thomas Drexel from Friedberg in Bavaria, pointing out the special advantages.
#1 Pole Barn Construction Tips-The First Step
But how do prospects find a suitable object? “First of all, one can ask the conservation authorities of the respective region,” advises Stefan Haar, chairman of the Bauerngemeinschaft Bauernhaus (IGB). Even on real estate exchanges on the Internet, there are always offers. In addition, there are historic farmers markets on which pole barn with living quarters represent a special item. However, a good place for the search is still the printed real estate part of local daily newspapers. “Often, the sellers are of upscale age and go the classic way across the newspaper,” explains Haar.
#2 Pole Barn Construction Tips-The right architect for the expansion
Anyone who has found and acquired a barn is faced with a next, at least equally important search: A good architect with experience in the renovation of the monument must. “From Selbermachen I’d given the need for building culture and technical knowledge necessarily advise. It is also virtually impossible to obtain a non-specialist a building permit,” says Drexel, who wrote a book on the strengthening of old farmhouses. The conservation authorities can also help with this research. They provide lists of suitable architects from the region.
“It is advisable for the building permit to orientate itself on these lists, because how well you manage with the authorities always depends on the architect’s reputation,” says Drexel. However, builders should not only pay attention to the professional competence of their architect. “Such a conversion can be a nerve-racking and exhausting process. It is important that you understand yourself,” advises Drexel. The chemistry among each other should be right. In addition, each architect has his own style, which should also match with his own ideas.