Alternate Dwellings have been a leading light in barn manufacturing for over fourteen years. All of our barns are two storey and come with a loft of 45º pitch roof, giving you a versatile alternative to the tin or steel shed (standard steel sheds have a 10º roof pitch and no provision for a loft).
Alternate Dwellings Barns come in two Barn build types; Post and Beam and Framed.
- Post and Beam Barn Post and Beam Barn construction is different to framed style buildings as the design structure is simpler and more economical, allowing you a larger building for less cost. These barns are best suited to uses such as farm machinery storage, workshop or stables etc. Timber floors are not suited to post and beam barns which are better served by concrete or earthen floors. Post and Beam Barns are built with vertically overlapped treated pine boards.
- Framed Barn Framed Barns are constructed in exactly the same modular system as our houses without the amount of regulated detail required for a home. The kits come with pre-assembled walls that are easily lined for more domestic applications and can be adapted to concrete and timber floors. Framed barns are clad in treated pine boards which can be mounted either horizontally as weatherboards or vertically overlapped.
Post & Beam
- P&B Stable option P&B Our Post & Beam Barns are also available in a Stable Option, using larger framing timbers to cater for the typical 4x3.6 metres stall size. We have also increased the height of the barn to 2.7 metres. A loft can be added for use as an office or storage, barn doors can be fixed at one or both ends and louvre vents fitted to each stall for ventilation. Provision can also be made for tack and feed rooms, along with external stairs to preserve the internal stable layout. We can also provide a high quality stable kit for the interior. These kits are galvanised steel complete with sliding doors and 35mm hardwood lining that are certain to satisfy even the most astute horse owner’s requirements.