Click below to download a 6 Step document that will assist you in laying out your new pole building. (Note: This file is 6.6 mb. It may take a while to download on slow internet connections.) 6 Steps to Laying Out Your Pole Building © Locke Buildings 2014-2016
This is a good example of structural support columns, laid out, and prepared for the rest of the pole building to be built. This is the support structure for the building, and the reason that a foundation is not required for pole buildings.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OboH7owbTg Clear Span Trusses Trusses allow for clear spans up to 100’. (no interior poles) Trusses are engineered to snow load at building location. Trusses can be designed and engineered for ceiling joists to bottom cord of truss. Rafters Rafters allow for ample head room. Ideal for [...]
Wall boards on a pole building are called girts. Girts are installed horizontally and attached to posts. This allows the load to be transferred to poles. This is main reason pole buildings do not need a traditional foundation, which result in substantial cost savings. Standard Girts Girts are commonly framed [...]
Pole buildings use purlins, not rafters for main roof boards. Purlins are installed horizontally. Rafters are installed vertically from peak to eve. PURLINS Purlins are sized according to snow load of specific location. Commonly 2x6’s are used at 24” on-center with posts set at 12’ apart. If posts are spaced [...]