The pricing and costs of barn construction varies greatly depending on the type of structure you desire. Some expensive barns are very elaborate with amenities specially created by designers of barns. Others are cheaper and simple for basic functioning. Some companies offer complete barn kits.
The budget that you set for your barn determines the type of building that you can build. When setting a budget for your barn construction, consider the following factors that influence the cost:
1. The amenities added to the barn construction
2. The size of the barn
3. The type of materials used in the barn construction
Consider purchasing a barn construction kitChoose the style of barn that you desire from pictures and order a kit for the barn construction. Most of these companies do not offer barn building. The kit includes all materials, but not tools, you will need to build your barn. Customize the kit to suit the needs of your farm. As with all barn construction, the more elaborate barn design you choose, the more expensive the kit cost. Barn kits typically cost anywhere from $7,000 to $50,000. The kit description will list all of the materials included. Companies then offer individual pieces for additional cost. Purchase a steel building kit for $6 to $10 per square foot. Kits with insulation, colored roofs, and gutters cost more.
Hire barn buildersSome farmers prefer to hire barn construction companies to build their barns for them. The pricing and costs of barn construction using this method is less predictable without specific information pertaining to your barn desires. Most builders of barns will offer a free estimate based on your barn specifications. To determine if you are getting a good deal from your barn construction company, find a do-it-yourself kit of the barn that you desire. Compare the kit price to the estimate that you receive from the barn building companies.
Factor in the cost of amenities in your barn design and constructionIf you spend much time in your barn, it may be worth the extra cost to add amenities. Some common barn amenities include storage spaces for cleaning supplies and tools, tack rooms, and feeding storage rooms. Electricity and running water are very popular additions. A restroom or sink area can also be helpful. Many horse owners like interlocking rubber floors in their barns; these cost around $7.25 per square foot. They are non-slip and easier on the horses' legs. You can install a roof exhaust fan for $150 to $200. A simple bathroom costs less than $1,000.
- When budgeting for the pricing and costs of barn construction, think about upkeep and long-term cost. With the additions of electricity and water come a power bill and a water bill. The same goes for adding a telephone.