Faqs

Barns

Are the barns shown the only choices available?

The barns shown are only a very few examples of the styles of barns we have built over the years. Every barn we build is designed from the ground up with the customer, so you are not limited in any way to the styles or sizes shown.

What is the standard ceiling height in a stall barn?

The standard sidewall height is 10 feet which gives an actual ceiling height inside the barn of 9′ 2″.

Components

What do you offer for components?

As we have our own weld and wood shops, we can design virtually any size or style door, window or grill in which you are interested.

To view examples of some of our components, please visit our Barn Depot ™ website.

What is the difference between an exterior passage door and a dutch door?

An exterior passage door is a door for people to enter and exit the barn which looks like a dutch door but is not split in the middle. A dutch door is split in the middle with chew guard over the split and is used on the exterior wall of a stall to enable the horse to go in and out of a paddock or run-out area.

To view examples of some of our components, please visit our Barn Depot ™ website.

What are split-sliding doors?

Split sliding doors are the main doors usually located on the gable ends that lead into the aisleway of the barn. Pricing and sizing is done for the overall size of each pair of doors at the gable ends of the barn.

To view examples of some of our components, please visit our Barn Depot ™ website.

General

What is included in a kit?

Kits include the plans, pre-cast concrete footings, a 100% pre-cut and color coded frame, all sheathing, siding, roofing, doors, windows, grillwork, tracks, trolleys and hardware—in short, everything you need to construct the building except for the labor and the nails. It is a true barn—not pre-fabbed—so an experienced contractor is required to construct the building. A kit is advantageous for the customer who is outside of our local area and would have to pay travel and accommodation charges for our crew to come to the site to build; by ordering a kit and using a local contractor, the customer may be able to save a substantial amount of money and still get a true Circle B Barn.

What type of framing structure do you offer?

Our standard frame for our barns and indoor riding arenas is a pole barn/post and box-beam construction on pre-cast concrete footings. We also offer bolt-together timber-frame and true mortise and tenon framing if requested. We can alter our buildings to suit a frostwall foundation or full foundation as well. Arenas over 80′ wide require a steel-frame structure.

Do you offer design assistance?

Yes, we are happy to assist you with the design of your barn. We are also happy to come to your site to assist you in the most advantageous placement of your barn on your property. We work one-on-one with the customer to develop plans that accurately represent the barn and features required by the customer.

What is the turnaround time on a quote?

In general, we need 3-5 business days to process your information and prepare a proposal.

How long does it take for a barn to be built once a proposal has been signed?

Once we have received your signed proposal and 5% deposit, we begin your plans which usually take 3-6 weeks to prepare depending upon the complexity of the project. When you receive your permit and have sent your pre-cut deposit, we order your materials and begin cutting your barn. If it is a kit, we generally do three shipments in two-week increments beginning with the footings and frame materials, followed by roofing, siding, and sheathing, and finally your interior components, doors and windows. Each load requires payment upon delivery. If it is a build project, most standard barns are completed in a 6-8 week time frame; however, that time frame varies depending upon the size and complexity of the project. Likewise, standard indoor riding arenas can usually be finished in 8-10 weeks, but that may change due to the size and complexity of the project.

What if I want a kit, but need you to put up the frame?

We will be happy to provide you with a frame-only labor quote (subject to availability) if you purchase a complete kit from us.

Do you sell overhead doors?

We do not offer overhead doors at this time. We will provide openings in your building for an overhead door to be installed.

Do you sell plans only?

We are anticipating offering that service soon—please send us an e-mail if you are interested in that option.

What is a transom?

A transom is a “strip” of window lights 1′ high that goes over the split sliding doors and adds light to your aisleway.

What is the purpose of a cupola?

The purpose of a cupola is to vent heat out of the loft area, which it does very efficiently. Adding glass to a cupola defeats the purpose of venting the loft; in fact, it can actually add heat. However, for decorative use only, a cupola with glass is very attractive.

What is a kneewall?

A kneewall is additional sidewall height in the loft between the floor and the start of the eave which provides more usable storage space in the loft. In general, a kneewall is added in two-foot increments. Please note that this adds to the overall height of the building which may impact those customers in locations with height restrictions.