Back Forty Buildings started with Liv and Tanner Berg in 2020 when they decided to build a barndominium for their family together. After their experience, they decided to take what they learned and turn it into a company to help others achieve their dream barndominium.
With a focus on answering all of the fundamental questions about building barndominiums, Back Forty Buildings strives to provide resources for barndo building from beginning to end.
Back Forty Buildings Services
The options at Back Forty Buildings go beyond your standard steel building. Not only can they customize a barndominium specifically for you, but their designs are available as steel, pole barn, or stick-built plans.
They can also design shop houses and other functional types of steel buildings.
Pre-Designed Floor Plans
Back Forty Buildings has 39 different barndominium floor plans to choose from. These range from starter homes with just a single bedroom to palatial barndominiums with six bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.
Because these are plans only with no supplies or labor costs, the prices of the plans are all between $1,000 and $1,700. Each plan includes:
- A detailed floor plan
- A roof and lighting plan
- Building elevations
- Window and door schedules
- Prelim-structural foundation slab plan with engineer notes
The plans also include general notes and specifications to ensure you have all the information you need to start building your barndominium.
You can also customize the plans, although the prices will vary from the base floor plan price.
Custom Building Plans
Not only can Back Forty Buildings customize their existing floor plans, but customers can begin completely from scratch as well.
Back Forty Buildings provides a beginner’s guide to building a barndominium that answers the most frequently asked questions on the subject.
From there, customers can work with a representative to fully design their dream home.
Steel-build Compatible Plans
Although their focus and passion started with barndominiums, Back Forty Buildings provides floor plans with multiple uses. Their plans are also compatible with a steel build, as well as post frame, stick build, and hybrid construction.
Manufacturing Bid Options
While Back Forty Buildings doesn’t explicitly offer kits, they can work with their customers to give a competitive bid for manufacturing the materials needed for their new home.
Within ten days, Back Forty Buildings will provide a bid from their network of manufacturers, including a breakdown of the estimated costs.
If the bid is accepted, the agreed plans will be engineered in four to six weeks, followed by an average of four months for manufacturing.
Then, the building is shipped to the customer ready to assemble, whether with a contractor or as a DIY build.
Prices for pre-designed plans from Back Forty Buildings range between $1,000 and $1,700. Customized plans vary per customer, as do the costs of manufacturing, if the customer chooses Back Forty Buildings’ bid.
25%-40% of the total project cost is required as a down payment before manufacturing begins. The building materials will be shipped once the final balance is paid.
There’s no information about financing for Back Forty Buildings, either internal or external.
For more information, customers should contact a representative directly.
Back Forty Buildings Reviews & Rating
Back Forty Buildings is a relatively young company, only founded in 2020. As such, they have a smaller customer review presence online than other companies.
However, of the reviews available, most are positive, citing the company’s speedy communication and design process.
Google Reviews: 5/5 stars (based on 14 reviews)
Here’s what some customers have said about working with Back Forty Buildings:
Jessica Stonecypher, Google review: “Back Forty Buildings has been a pleasure to work with. They are timely in their communication, attentive to your needs, great attention to detail, and have a can-do attitude. Would recommend them over and over again!” (5/5 rating)
Chad Nygren, feedback survey from BackFortyBuildings.com: “Back Forty Buildings is amazing. They listen first and then ask clarifying questions to drill down to get the result you are looking for. Liv has a great design sense. We are enjoying our process with this great company.”
Madison Gollahon, Google review: “Back Forty Building Co. has been nothing but an absolute blessing to work with! Fell in love with one of their designs but wanted our own touches for our dream home and they made the whole process so smooth and such a stress free time! Definitely recommend working with them to anyone!” (5/5 rating)
- Provides a free e-book full of answers to the most common questions a customer may have about building a barndominium.
- Uses a network of manufacturers to provide a competitive bid for producing the materials for their designs.
- Does not explicitly sell pre-cut and measured kits for easy assembly like many other barndominium companies.
- Only guarantees to provide floor plan designs; leaves the locating and manufacturing of materials and the building process up to the customer.
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