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The Gambrel Style

Barn Kits, Horse Barns, & Barn Homes

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Uncle Howard's Gorgeous Wood Barn Kits include Lumber, Hardware, and site specific structurally engineered plans

Features

  • Classic Old Style designs of many shapes and sizes

  • In-house design and CAD drafting

  • Loft and stairs are included in all barns but the Pioneer Style

  • Free customizing of interior floor plan design

  • Structurally engineered plans 

  • Choice of energy efficient or unheated designs

  • Extra high wind load capability - "Ocean Front"

  • Extra high snow load capability - "High Mountain"

  • Accurate assembly with Uncle Howard's "Control-Line" building system

Choice of Framing Methods

  • Post and Beam
  • Stick Frame
  • Post Frame
  • Timber Frame Effect
  • Structurally Insulated Panels
  • Combined methods

Multiple Siding Options

  • Plywood Rough Sawn Board & Cedar Batten
  • Stone
  • Log Siding
  • Bevel Cedar Siding
  • Hardiboard

All Foundation Types

  • Monolithic Slab
  • Stemwall
  • Post Frame
  • Combination

 

Assembly Options:

  • Owner Assembly
  • Builder Assembly
  • Barn Raising (approx. 2 weekends)
  • Partial Build (Builder does the hard part)

Engineering Upgrades:

  • Double-Span (increase room openness by removing one or more interior posts)
  • Heavy Wind and Snow Load Upgrade Options
  • Loft pony walls for added loft head room

 

 

 pine interior finish

Multiple Uses:

  • Horse Barn
  • Garage
  • Home Conversion Option
  • Workshop
  • Hobby Shop
  • Ski Lodge/Chalet
  • Guest Room
  • Bunkhouse
  • Vacation Home
  • Combination of Uses

Quality Materials:

  • Douglas Fir Glulam Beams
  • Mill sawn, mill finished 6 x 12 timbers and 5 1/8 x 12 glulam beams supported by mill sawn finished glulam posts and peeled log posts.
  • Heavy duty 5/8" Douglas Fir 5-ply plywood, rough sawn finish to match cedar battens. When alternate sidings are requested, 1/2" CDX subsiding is supplied.
  • Dimensional framing lumber is Kiln-Dried.
  • Standard loft flooring is 2 x 12 joists with 3/4" T&G plywood floor decking.
  • Roof sheathing is 1/2" CDX Plywood.
  • Precut stairs are 2 x 12 horses and 4 x 12 timber treads. Handrails are 1 x 4 cedar. Grip rails are included.
  • Fascia and barge trim are full 1 1/4 x 8 tight knot cedar. Corner trim is 1 x 6 tight knot cedar. Battens are 1 x 3 tight knot cedar.
  • Uncle Howard's does not use OSB (oriented strand board) or composite beams. To prevent water damage, we do not use 2 x 6 T&G lumber as siding for our buildings unless it is covered with waterproof siding.

 

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All Gambrel Style Barns have an eave height of 11' 3.5", a net Clearance under the Loft Beams of 10', a ground floor to the loft floor distance of 11'.

Every Uncle Howard's Barn Kit or Cabin Kit allows you the flexibility of designing your own floorplan. Interior walls can be placed wherever you like. Tell us your needs, and we'll work with you to design the 'perfect' plan for you.

24' Gambrel Style Barns have a 5/12 Top Roof Pitch and a 16/12 Steep Pitch. Side Sheds have a 5/12 roof pitch. The Loft Floor to the Roof Peak is 11'.

24' Wide (No Side Sheds) 24' Wide w/ 1 Side Shed 24' Wide w/ 2 side sheds

Circled posts may be removed for more open space (at slight additional cost).
The side shed, or porch, is the smaller portion of the building attached at the side wall.

Side sheds may be 8', 10', or 12' wide.  For example, by adding 2 12' side sheds to a 24' Gambrel, the overall width would be 48'.

All Gambrel Style Barns can be any length you choose.


 

32' Gambrel Style Barns have a 5/12 Top Roof Pitch and a 16/12 Steep Pitch.  Side Sheds have a 5/12 roof pitch.  The Loft Floor to the Roof Peak is 12'.

32' Wide (No Side Sheds) 32' Wide with 1 Side Shed 32' Wide with 2 Side Shed

Circled posts may be removed for more open space (at slight additional cost).
The side shed, or porch, is the smaller portion of the building attached at the side wall.

Side sheds may be 8', 10', or 12' wide.  For example, by adding 2 12' side sheds to a 32' Gambrel the overall width would be 56'.

All Gambrel Style Barns can be any length you choose.


 

36' Gambrel Style Barns have a 5/12 Top Roof Pitch and a 16/12 Steep Pitch.  Side Sheds have a 5/12 roof pitch.  The Loft Floor to the Roof Peak is 13'.

36' Wide (No Side Sheds) 36' Wide with 1 Side Shed 36' Wide with 2 Side Shed

Circled posts may be removed for more open space (at slight additional cost).
The side shed, or porch, is the smaller portion of the building attached at the side wall.

Side sheds may be 8', 10', or 12' wide.  For example, by adding 2 12' side sheds to a 36' Gambrel the overall width would be 60'.

All Gambrel Style Barns can be any length you choose.

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