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Prefab Option

Make your barn kit assembly process even easier!

HEAVY TIMBER POSTS
HEAVY TIMBER BEAMS
CONVENTIONAL FRAMING
HEAVY TIMBER UPGRADES

Prefabrication is an optional upgrade that we make available to each DC Structures client to jump-start their construction process.

The controlled environment of prefabrication allows for more accurate construction, tighter joints and better overall quality. All prefabricated pieces are prepared by an experienced crew in a weather resistant factory with multiple quality checks throughout the process. Some components of the building are constructed using precise machine equipment to ensure conformity.

Prefabricated construction projects often take 30% to 50% fewer man-hours than conventional builds. That means fewer days with carpenters on-site and less vulnerability to weather delays or illnesses that can extend deadlines by days or weeks. Reduce your equipment rental expenses thanks to shorter rental periods and more efficient building methods that require fewer specialized machines. The simplified construction process also reduces traffic on your jobsite and cuts down on noise, pollution, waste, and other common irritants.

Since prefabrication is done in a factory environment utilizing dry material, there is less risk of problems associated with moisture, environmental hazards and dirt. An indoor construction environment also presents considerably fewer risks for accidents and other liabilities.

HEAVY TIMBER Posts

Our celebrated post and beam construction method relies on select grade Douglas Fir posts that connect to custom knife plates and column caps for a modern heavy timber look and feel. Put up your posts with ease by having these connections prefabricated for lightning-quick assembly.

Prefabrication Process Includes:
  • All posts cut to length
  • Each post slotted for knife plates
  • Bolt connections drilled
  • Top of posts routed
  • Posts are fitted with column caps and hardware

HEAVY TIMBER Beams

Our buildings feature beautiful heavy timber glulam beams that connect to our posts and remain exposed in the living and/or working space.

Prefabrication Process Includes:
  • All beams cut to size
  • Bolt connections drilled
  • Beams routed to accept column caps
  • Rafter and joist layout completed

CONVENTIONAL FRAMING Elements

Your construction costs will surely plummet when your rafters arrive at the job site pre-cut and ready to install. Clients purchasing a building with open-web floor trusses can also have those pieces prefabricated.

Prefabricated Elements Include:
  • Floor joists and/or floor trusses
  • Roof rafters and blocks
  • Jack rafters
Heavy Timber Roof Prefabrication

HEAVY TIMBER Roof Upgrades

Clients that opt into our heavy timber roof upgrade will see their 2″ x 12″ rafters replaced with massive exposed 4″ x 10″ rafter beams placed every four feet. The rafters, ridge beam, and tongue and groove decking can all be precut and slotted through our prefabrication process.

Prefabricated Elements Include:
  • 4″ x 10″ Douglas Fir rafters
  • 6″ x 12″ Douglas Fir ridge beam

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A post and beam building kit from DC Structures comes with the most complete materials package and most detailed plans in the industry. Get a prefabrication quote on your kit!