Barn design: consider the uses


Post frame barns—or pole sheds as they have been referred to—have come a long way over the decades. Today’s post frame builders can offer new barn design styles and accessories for a modern style and layout.  

A multi-purpose barn can be designed in a variety of ways to meet your specific needs. Have machinery or feed you want to store? Box or classic stalls? Make your life (and your horse’s) easier by including features like a wash bay, tack room and more—the open plan capabilities of a post frame barn are perfect for your equine operation.

Trends in horse barn design

New trends we are seeing in horse barn concepts:

  • Hip Roof Barn Style

Gone are the days of inefficient hip roof barns. We can now combine the efficiency of post frame building materials for this unique style of building. Hip roof barns can be designed for a variety of uses including storage and insulated work areas.

Hip roof barn

36’ x 72’ x 12’ Hip Roof Barn

  • Combination Use Barn

Why settle for a single use barn when you probably have a number of roles you need it to play. Post frame designs give you (almost) unlimited flexibility. Think big about all of the ways you could use your barn: cold storage area for your tractor, feed storage, insulated area for office, bathroom or kitchen, classic or box stalls, wash bay, tack room and more.

Attached barn interior

Attached barn interior with box stalls

Finished interior of barn with box stalls

Finished interior of barn with box stalls

Hay storage inside barn

Hay storage inside barn

Barn interior with box stalls

Barn interior with box stalls

  • Accessories

Add a variety of custom options from wainscoting, soffit, dormers, decks, mezzanines, lean-tos, doors, Perma-Column concrete post or Hardie Board siding, it’s easy to add your own personal touch to your barn.

32’ x 36’ x 12’ Barn with 12’ x 36’ lean-to

32’ x 36’ x 12’ Barn with 12’ x 36’ lean-to

Custom dormers

Custom dormers

When you have a passion for horses, a well-designed barn is an important investment for practical reasons—including the health of your horses. Have questions on design? We have years of experience in horse barn design and construction.Get in touch with us at Integrity Post Structures for a free quote.

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