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.
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.
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.
In general, we need 3-5 business days to process your information and prepare a proposal.
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.
We will be happy to provide you with a frame-only labor quote (subject to availability) if you purchase a complete kit from us.
We do not offer overhead doors at this time. We will provide openings in your building for an overhead door to be installed.
We are anticipating offering that service soon—please send us an e-mail if you are interested in that option.
A transom is a “strip” of window lights 1′ high that goes over the split sliding doors and adds light to your aisleway.
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.
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.