Sand Creek Post & Beam is a leader in custom-designed post and beam wood barns and homes. The company, headquartered in Wayne, Nebraska, is family owned and specializes in the manufacturing of barn, commercial and barn-style home kits.
Since opening their doors, the company has helped build thousands of structures both in the U.S. and internationally.
Sand Creek offers a variety of post and beam structures, including:
Accessories, including lean-to’s, windows, barn doors, dormers, loft and stair packages, cupolas, hay hoods and more
Sand Creek also has its Barn Kings division, which offers rustic-style barns made with modern materials.
The company offers a number of structures under its Signature Designs series:
Dream Acreages, which includes a home, garage and other structures in one package
Sand Creek’s post and beam homes are some of their most popular products and allow buyers to bring their dream home ideas to life. Of course, these are what caught our eye initially and we were impressed with their floor plans and builds.
The Sand Creek Post & Beam Build Process
Sand Creek recommends placing an order 6 months before your desired construction start date.
This will give you time to customize your structure, revise your plans and make sure that it’s exactly what you want.
The time it takes to complete an order will depend on the complexity of the project.
Here’s how the process works:
Step 1 – Order Your Kit
The first step is to place your order. A 20% deposit is required. Once all of the paperwork is complete, you will be assigned a Project Manager. It may take up to 1 year for delivery.
Step 2 – Design Your Structure
Next, it’s time to design your home or barn. Sand Creek’s design team will begin drawing the initial set of plans, which will be ready for review in 2 weeks.
During this phase, you will work with your project manager to make revisions to your plans. Each revision may take up to two weeks. Depending on the number of changes you want, the design phase can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months.
Step 3 – Approve Plans
A finalized set of construction drawings will be completed and approved. Foundation plans and a construction guide will be sent.
A 50% progress payment will be required, and a delivery date will be set.
Step 4 – Manufacturing and Shipping
Next, the material for your structure will be ordered, and your kit will be placed in line for production.
About 2 weeks before shipment, a Logistics Manager will contact you to arrange the delivery.
The final payment will be due prior to shipping.
What Do Post and Beam Barn Kits Include?
Sand Creek provides kits that speed up the construction process and help you bring your dream home to life.
Sand Creek includes the basic home shell with their beam home packages:
Frame made with 8x precision-cut timbers and powder coated steel joinery.
Roof with 4×6 purlins, roof underlayment and 1×8 T&G roof decking.
Walls with 2×6 vertical framing, house wrap, sheathing, 1×10 board, KD pine siding and 1×3 batten.
Main floor and second floor with 3/4″ OSB T&G subfloor, 11 7/8 TJI joists and (if necessary) girder beams.
Roof insulation with either 9-3/4 or 11-3/4 nailbase insulation panel.
Foundation plans and structural building plans
Construction guide and phone support
What’s Not Included?
Essentially, Sand Creek’s kits provide you with the basic shell of your home.
Most of the finishing work and all of the site work will need to be carried out by the buyer.
Here’s what’s not included:
Final roofing material
Windows and doors
Floor Plans and Pricing
Ponderosa Country Barn Home – $153,000
The Ponderosa Country Barn Home is a 30’ x 60’ home with a 10’ wrap-around porch. This farmhouse style home has 1,800 square feet on the main floor and 1,045 square feet in the loft area. The generous-sized porch offers and additional 2,200 square feet of outdoor space.
Inside the home, there are three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The floor plan includes a master bedroom on the first floor with a large walk-in closet. A laundry room, bath, dining, kitchen and great room complete the main floor of the home. The great room has enough space for a bar and fireplace.
The other two bedrooms are in the loft area, which also features a full bathroom.
Modern Home – $253,000
Sand Creek’s modern home offers plenty of space and an open floor plan. This spacious home offers 3,528 square feet of space on the main floor and 1,334 square feet of space on the second floor for a total of 4,862 square feet.
On the exterior, this home has 1,074 square feet of porch space.
The home offers 2+ bedrooms as well as 4.5 bathrooms.
The main floor is separated into two areas connected by a foyer, which separates the living area from the sleeping area. The large master suite has a walk-in closet and bathroom. Another bedroom is situated on the main floor.
The second floor has another bedroom, a full bathroom and plenty of open space to add additional bedrooms or to use as living space.
Single Slope Design Home – $60,540
One of the most affordable homes offered by Sand Creek, the Single Slope model offers 1,283 square feet of space on the main floor. The patio area has 220 square feet of outdoor space.
Inside, there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet with an en suite bathroom.
The open layout feels spacious, with an island kitchen, large living area, dining space and a corner pantry.