I think I am getting way ahead of myself and thus panicking , so I need some advice.
We are planning on building a hay shed/tack room/pole barn. 16' x 40' with a poured concrete pad. I am so grateful a family friend has offered to do the pour at next to nil. Now I have to decide if we are getting a builder to do the rest or taking up another family member on the offer to help construct if we buy the big posts (he has a supply of lumber, just not the big pieces). Catch is, he wants to build with center supports.
We are trying to sort out what will work better, center supports, or trusses, which is cheaper, when we need to get the posts in in relationship to when the concrete will be poured for the pad, et cetra. The pour will happen around the end of June/early July (since he is out of town and is vacationing in the area then) so I have a short time line of figuring this out.
Sorry for the long story, any advice? Any experience building pole barns? FYI, this year we are leaving sides off and just constructing the support and roof.