If you live in the US or Canada, the answer is yes! We ship kits all across the Continental US and can make arrangements to ship to Alaska and Canada.
Yes! Every kit we send out is unique. Even our pre-designed kits come with customization options.
A kit includes all of the materials needed for the shell of your post and beam project. A detailed breakdown can be found at here.
Other items needed to complete the project include: foundation, roofing materials, interior finishes, and on-site construction labor/finish work.
On average, our kits take between three and six months to go from the idea phase to delivery. The biggest variance comes in the design phase, as this depends on the number of revisions needed. We are always willing to work within necessary timelines, so if you have a specific need, contact us to discuss.
A post and beam kit can be built upon any common foundation: a slab, basement, pier, crawl space, etc.
Yes! This is a common and great addition to a post and beam home.
All load-bearing structural bent-work & purlin materials are made from kiln-dried Douglas fir. Rough-cut pine is used for framing, siding, and sheathing materials.
Douglas Fir (DF) is often the standard against which all other framing species are measured. Its strength combined with a superior strength-to-weight ratio, high specific gravity (for excellent nail and metal truss plate-holding capability), excellent dimensional stability (giving “green” DF products the ability to season well in service), the moderate decay resistance of its heartwood, and documented excellent performance record against strong forces resulting from winds, storms and earthquakes, have given Douglas Fir its reputation. It is also tight knotted and close grained, adding the bonus of beauty to its structural capabilities. Color, grain pattern, knot size and type are addressed in the rules for appearance grades.
– Western Wood Products Association
Yes! The items listed on our standard kit contents and accessories pages are also available on an a-la-carte/piece-by-piece basis. This includes Douglas fir beams and our interior/exterior siding. View the full list here and contact us for price/availability information.
Legacy provides the post and beam kit, but does not erect the building onsite. We have a network of contractors across the nation that are experienced in post and beam construction that we would be happy to connect you with. Additionally, many customers use local contractors to complete the building process each year with great success and we’ve even had a handful of customers build the kits themselves!
Roof: Generally, the most common way to insulate our buildings is with a nail based foam panel (nonstructural sip panel). Because of its popularity, we offer it is an upgrade option to any kit. Contact us to discuss alternative options.
Wall: Common options include SIP Panels, Spray Foam, Cellulose, and Paperback Fiberglass
Yes, the exterior siding needs to be treated. We recommend a penetrating sealer, such as TWP, Sikkens, etc. Interior siding does not need to be stained, but can be if a different color is desired. We recommend a water based sealer.
A 20% deposit is required when placing an order for all post and beam kits. Payment can be made by check or wire transfer.
A signed order form and 20% deposit locks in your pricing for 12 months. You have a full 60 days to cancel your order by submitting a written request. Your 20% deposit will be refunded minus any costs incurred by Legacy Post & Beam™ (such as CAD drawings, project management hours, engineering, etc…)
Upon receipt of your signed order form and the initial payment, we work with you to customize, personalize, and fine tune your plan by both email and phone until they are complete. Once we finalize the details, and the plan is ready for the “engineer’s wet stamp” (if required) and presentation to the county for permits.
Once your CAD drawings are finalized, a 50% progress payment is required to start. Once payment is received, we will start the manufacturing and production process. This is also where we look ahead to schedule a delivery date.
The final 30% payment is due on delivery.
We have a network of lenders that specialize in post and beam construction financing. Contact us to discuss options.
Yes! Our kits come with an industry standard one-year limited warranty. Additionally, we take steps to ensure we offer the highest quality post and beam kits on the market to avoid the need to redeem a warranty (we’d rather do it right the first time)! This is reflected in our choice of wood species for all load-bearing structural bent-work materials, which is kiln dried Douglas Fir. Also, all standard building plans are designed to withstand wind loads of 90 mph, and snow loads of 35 lbs/sq ft. and can be engineered to fit local requirements when necessary.