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Q. Can I purchase a kit form to build my own?2017-12-16T18:40:25-08:00

A.  Yes, pole building kits are what Locke Buildings does best! We offer “Do It Yourself Plans” that not only provide you with all of the nuts, bolts, and other materials that you will need, but also walk you through the entire process to ensure no steps are overlooked. Our experts are always on hand for advice or permit assistance, and we are certain that our extensive experience will help you save a lot of time and money in the long run.

Q. How long do pole buildings last?2017-12-16T18:38:43-08:00

A.  With galvanized steel siding and rust-resistant paint, pole buildings require far less maintenance than traditional buildings. Some pole buildings have been known to last 40 – 70 years, but you can definitely expect your pole building to outlast traditional wood buildings in the same conditions.

Q. Who builds the pole buildings?2017-12-16T18:36:58-08:00

A.  Whether you own a large plot of land or a small business, almost anyone can benefit from building a pole barn on their property. Pole buildings utilize a quick and economical construction method that is perfect for adding extra outbuildings to your farm, large warehouses to your commercial property, or even a garage to store your classic cars. Simple enough for DIY construction, you can either purchase a pole building kit from Locke Buildings or have our experienced team handle all of your construction needs.

Q.  What are some of the superior features of our Locke Buildings Mini Barns/Sheds?2017-11-18T13:54:32-08:00

A:  Our buildings will last longer, and be low-maintenance due to the guaranteed painted steel siding and roofing material.  Our standard flooring material is 3/4″ cdx plywood, which is glued down to prevent squeaking and is more sturdy.  Our flooring is designed as a home floor would be.  We also offer the option of insulation with a vinyl-backed vapor barrier in the walls and on the roof.

Q.  Is there a warranty on the Locke Buildings Mini Barns/Sheds?2017-11-18T13:52:16-08:00

A:  Yes.  5 year warranty on the structure (materials and workmanship) and a 40 year manufacturer’s warranty on the painted steel siding and roofing material.

Q.  What are the most popular options requested?2017-11-18T13:52:49-08:00

A:  Windows and entry ramps.

Q.  What type of options are available on the Locke BuildingsMini Barns/Sheds?2017-11-22T17:18:14-08:00

A:  Windows and doors, in a variety of sizes, entry ramps, gable vents, insulation, ramps, lofts, porches and work benches.

Q.  Do you charge for delivery?2017-11-18T13:48:06-08:00

A:  Delivery is FREE within our local delivery area, defined as within a 50 mile radius of our offices in Estacada, OR.

Q.  Are Mini Barns / Sheds available in different construction styles?2017-11-18T13:46:19-08:00

A:  When we refer to construction styles, we are primarily referring to the roof structure.

  1. Yes.

SHED STYLE:  Roof style with a simple slope.


GABLE STYLE: Roof style with a simple pitch on both sides.

Portable sheds in Clackamas


GAMBREL STYLE: Roof style with two different pitches.

Gambrel sheds for Agriculture

Note:  All Mini Barns / Sheds are available with a variety of options and colors.  The options shown are not necessarily representative of a base model unit.  See your Locke Buildings sales professional for all the details.

Q.  What type of wood frame construction is used for the Locke Buildings Mini Barns/Sheds?2017-11-18T13:34:10-08:00


  • The base skids are 4 X 6.  Floor framing is 2 X 4, 16″ on center.
  • Walls are 2 X 4.  Rafters may be  2 X 4 or 2 X 6, depending on structure size.
Q: What are the main differences between a Pole Building and Mini Barn/Shed?2017-11-18T13:32:22-08:00


Question Pole Barn Mini Barn/Shed
Custom-built? Yes – completely on customer’s site. Features – yes. Sizes – no.
Custom-sizes? Yes – completely. From really small to massive. No. Standard sizes only. Typically much smaller than pole buildings.
Are permits required? Yes Not typically, but it is the responsibility of the customer to confirm their local regulations.
Where is it built? 100% built on the customer’s site. 100% built on our site and delivered to the customer complete.
Is special site preparation required? Yes, normally, from extensive excavation and foundations to simple leveled gravel floors. If the location is level, it is not typically needed. Sloping grounds may require some type of leveling (extra charges apply).
Construction type? Pole support beams with some type of foundation and wood frame construction. Choice of siding and roofing options. Typically painted steel siding and roofing. Self-standing installation on wood runner base, plywood flooring, wood frame construction. 29 gauge painted steel siding and roofing.
Can plumbing and electric be installed? Yes, by a licensed plumber or electrician.   Permits may be required. Yes, by a licensed plumber or electrician.   Permits may be required.
Can they be insulated? Yes Yes
Can they be sheetrocked and finished? Yes Ask us for pricing.
Do you offer finishing services? Not at this time. Not at this time.
Time to install? From several weeks to several months, depending on the installation. Generally within 2 weeks after the order is completed.
Permitted uses for the structure? Storage, living space, office/business and workshop space, and much more. Generally storage only, but other business and personal uses are possible. Check your local regulations and see us for more details.
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