Set up an appointment today.800.824.9552

Can I Expand My Custom Pole Building in the Future?

May. 24, 2024 ⋅ Categories: New Projects
Can I Expand My Custom Pole Building in the Future?

One of the standout features of custom pole buildings is their adaptability. Whether you start with a modest structure and foresee future growth, or you simply want the option to expand down the line, pole buildings offer unparalleled flexibility. Here’s how we can design your pole building with future expansion in mind and why this capability sets pole buildings apart from traditional structures.

Planning for Expansion

When you initially plan your custom pole building, it’s essential to consider how it might evolve to meet your future needs. Our design team works closely with you to understand both your current requirements and your long-term vision. By anticipating future uses, we can create a structure that easily accommodates additions.

  1. Foundation and Site Preparation:

    • A key aspect of preparing for future expansion is laying a foundation and preparing the site in a way that supports growth. This might involve grading extra land or ensuring that utilities are laid out to accommodate future extensions.
  2. Structural Design:

    • We design the structural components of your pole building—such as columns and trusses—to support additional loads. This means that when you’re ready to expand, the existing structure can seamlessly integrate with the new sections.
  3. Access and Layout:

    • Thoughtful placement of doors, windows, and other access points ensures that future expansions won’t disrupt the flow of your building. We strategically place these elements to make future connections easy and efficient.

Advantages of Pole Building Expansions

Pole buildings are particularly well-suited for expansions due to their modular nature. Here’s why this construction method excels:

  1. Cost-Effectiveness:

    • Expanding a pole building is generally more affordable than traditional structures. The simplicity of the pole building design means that additions can be made with minimal disruption and cost.
  2. Minimal Disruption:

    • Since the primary load-bearing elements are on the perimeter, adding to a pole building doesn’t typically require extensive modifications to the existing structure. This results in less downtime and a quicker construction process.
  3. Design Flexibility:

    • Pole buildings offer immense design flexibility. Whether you need additional storage, workspace, or even residential space, pole buildings can be adapted to a wide range of uses.

Examples of Successful Expansions

Several of our clients have successfully expanded their pole buildings. For instance, a small agricultural storage building was initially constructed with a future livestock shelter in mind. When the client was ready to expand, we seamlessly integrated the new shelter, providing a cohesive and functional space that met their evolving needs.

Another example is a commercial workshop that was designed with future office space in mind. When the business grew, adding the office space was straightforward and cost-effective, thanks to the foresight in the initial design.

Partnering with Us for Your Future Needs

At PermaBilt, we pride ourselves on creating pole buildings that are not only perfect for your current needs but also expanding for the future. Our expertise in planning and design ensures that your investment is protected and can grow with you. If you’re considering a pole building project, contact us to learn how we can help you build with the future in mind.


Expanding your pole building is a practical and efficient solution that can adapt to your changing needs. With careful planning and expert design, we ensure that your pole building stands the test of time and can easily evolve as your requirements change.  


Customer Feedback

View All
"I wanted to add a very hearty thank you to your crew on the construction of my pole barn. They were very professional and timely in their efforts." 
Enzler – Kelso
“Thank you – will highly recommend your company to others and most likely will use you again in the future." 
Gilliam – Bellevue
"I thank you for the good looking job done for us. I consider this project a true asset for this community." 
City of Brier – Brier
“Very good experience. The work crew was awesome.” 
Davidson – Woodinville