Bank Barn Builders in Lancaster County

A barn is imperative because it’s like a home for your farm animals. Contact the professionals at Tucquan Hollow Builders to design and customize one that suits your needs. Just call (717) 945-4160 today or use our convenient contact form!

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What is a Bank Barn?

Bank Barns are barns which have been built into the side of a hill. They are commonly built on property where hills are the only terrain available. Unlike many barns, they typically have two entrances and exits, one on the bottom part of the barn and one on the top of the barn. This lets you access everything that the barn has to offer and prevents you from having to move animals, material, or tools up and down the hill. However, because of the excavation and materials needed to support them, they are often more expensive than most barns, but they can be built on just about any terrain.

How to Choose What Type of Barn is Right

As mentioned, every farmer needs their own barn for their farm. Whether you are raising livestock or using it as a storehouse will determine a lot about the kind of barn that you need to get. There are a few things that you’ll want to look at to determine what kind of barn you should have built:

  • Does it need to house livestock
  • Estimated space required
  • What’s being stored
  • Terrain
  • Budget

Figuring out these four crucial points will give you a pretty good idea of what kind of barn you’ll need in the future. If you are living in an area that has a hilly terrain, you might consider looking at a bank barn, depending on what you need and the terrain available. There’s a lot more excavation and building required for a bank barn compared to a pole barn, as they require more support on the walls where the hill is. It’s often significantly more expensive because of this, but there might not be another option. Bank barns are typically used for storage space and maximizing effective space, rather than housing.

There’s a lot that goes into picking the right barn for you. You can’t simply copy your neighbor and hope that it works out. These buildings are intended to support the already difficult to manage farm-life that farmers live, and they need to be tailored to you. Make sure you do your research and know exactly the type of barn you need and its furnishing before you have one built. If you’re not sure, you can contact us with any question you might have about the process and what barn might fit your needs.

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Tucquan Hollow Builders

41 Witwer Rd
Christiana, PA 17509



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