DC Structures is a leader in barn home and pre-engineered barn kits, offering high quality materials and advanced construction techniques. The company says it offers the most comprehensive line of post and beam kits in the United States.
Buildings from DC Structures are durable, functional and constructed with the highest-quality materials, such as heavy timber from the Pacific Northwest.
Dozens of plans and hundreds of upgrades are available to meet customer needs.
DC Structures Building Philosophy and Process
The beauty of working with DC Structures is that the company offers a simplified building process. It all begins with a catalog.
Finding the Right Model
Requesting a catalog is the first step to building your new structure. You can choose a structure on your own, or you can work with one of the firm’s project coordinators to determine which model and upgrades will meet your needs.
Your project coordinator will go over the plan with a fine-tooth comb to make sure that it’s accurate and will fulfill your needs.
The next step? Make a deposit. DC Structures will then set a deadline for your kit to be delivered.
Design Finalization and Stamped Plans
The initial design will be reviewed with a specialist within a few weeks of making a deposit. Alterations will be made as necessary.
The stamped plans will be ready within three weeks. You will be given two wet stamped copies and three extra copies.
A final invoice will be sent four weeks before the expected ship date. Your kit will be ready to go three weeks prior, which gives you plenty of time to go through a final review with DC and your contractor.
Construction of the Building
DC Structures does not offer construction services, but the company will stay in touch throughout the building process and remain as a valuable resource until your structure is up and ready for use.
If none of the standard kits meet your needs, DC Structures also offers Flex Design services as well as custom buildings.
With Flex Design, you can get a little more creative with your structure. This option allows you to make structural changes to bring your dream building to life.
Flex Design allows you to make the following adjustments:
Custom upgrades, like decks, porches and large timber trusses
If you’re looking for something truly unique, DC Structures offers custom kit designs to meet your specific needs.
These kits include:
The schematic phase is a multi-step process during which DC Structures will work to bring your vision to life.
The construction phase will cover:
Construction documents: Your structure will be built virtually so that construction details can be added to your plans. A structural engineer will create the foundation, framing and load requirements.
Interior finishes: During this phase, you will finalize your finishing options, including your choices for fixtures, flooring and appliances.
Mechanical details: An engineer will finalize the details and incorporate all electrical, plumbing and mechanical locations into the plans.
Engineering details: A structural engineer will stamp the finalized plans. The plans, which will meet local zoning requirements, will be sent to you along with complete calculations.
A custom kit is the only way to go if you have a very specific structure in mind, or if the company’s standard kits do not meet your needs.
DC Buildings Post and Beam Barn Home Kits
The post and beam barn homes from DC Structures are unique in design and highly functional. These kits feature flexible designs with no load-bearing walls, so you’re free to customize the layout however you choose.
All barn home kits include the highest-quality lumber from the Pacific Northwest. Kits are also outfitted with a complete materials package, which can be upgraded to your liking.
The company’s kits include:
The largest barn homemade specifically for home living. Spanning 2,718 square feet, this two-story home features cedar siding, and post and beam construction.
The Concordia’s floorplan is flexible, featuring three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and vaulted ceilings.
This kit starts at $112,449.
The company’s most popular barn kit, Oakridge has five size options and flexible designs.
24′ (starting at $96,145): 36′ x 24′; 1,728 square feet; 2+ bedrooms; maximum 4 stalls
36′ (starting at $113,750): 36′ x 36′; 2,592 square feet; 2+ bedrooms; maximum 5 stalls
48′ (starting at $142,215): 36′ x 48′; 3,456 square feet; 2+ bedrooms; maximum 7 stalls
60′ (starting at $162,184): 36′ x 60′; 4,320 square feet; 3+ bedrooms; maximum 9 stalls
72′ (starting at $183,245): 36′ x 72′; 5,184 square feet; 3+ bedrooms; maximum 11 stalls
The Fremont features:
Knotty alder doors
Offering an open floorplan, this kit starts at $97,645.
The Alberta features:
Heavy timber truss
7 gable dormers
2,707 square feet
2 knotty alder doors
Well-suited for families, this kit starts at $127,229.
The Hawthorne features:
6/12 roof pitch
Offering an open-concept design, this barn home starts at $98,735.