How much savings are there for pole buildings over traditional construction?
Permit cost are less, less cost for foundation, materials and construction is usually quicker.
How long does it take to put up a pole building?
It depends on the size and height, but the typical garage takes about two-plus weeks and a larger garage/shop about three-plus weeks.
Please keep in mind that when you have decided to build a shop/garage/barn etc. it sometimes could take a year or more to achieve the finished results.
Here’s a snapshot of the process: After accepting the estimate and contract price the plans are then drafted for the engineer.
After the engineering is completed and the county building permit application is completed, then the building permit application is submitted to the planning commission. This could could take up to 3 months for approval. When the permit packet is issued the job is then scheduled. Depending upon the season, it sometimes up to 3 months or more before construction actually begins.
Who handles the necessary permits?
We do most of the research work, preparing for the permit application. We are updated with the Whidbey Island process of the municipal city and county. We prepare all documents for the permitting and engineering if needed.
How long does permitting usually take?
Depends on the county/city work load or if the property is in a critical or historical reserve area, could take longer. Anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks. We monitor the process and keep the owners updated throughout the application.
Do you have ready- made designs, or do you work with designers and architects?
We do work with some plans, designers and architects. We also work with potential clients to design plans for their needs. Some buildings are the same but normally there is extra doors, windows, to add or replace to address everyone’s needs.