Wood & Timber Buildings
Wood & Timber is a general term for building with heavy timbers with a column and rafter type of construction. More specific types of Post and beam would be pole barns, rough cut timber framing. Post and Beam can also refer to steel buildings as they utilize the same characteristics utilizing a column and rafter type of construction.
Stud framed buildings are one of the most common types of building construction which you would typically see in homes, garages and residential buildings. Stud framed buildings can be economical as well but do require a more in-depth foundation to work from (engineered slab on grade or frost wall). Working with a stud wall creates a time proven system for insulating your building and finishing your interior seamlessly. These are the things to consider in the planning stage of the project. If you plan to have a concrete floor (or finished floor) and want an insulated and finished interior a stud framed building will suit your requirements better than a pole barn.
Pole barns are an economical way to build non-insulated buildings where you are looking to cover your equipment, livestock or commodity. Pole barns require a footing in which the timber is set on and backfilled (or embedded in concrete) these posts provide structure for both the walls and roof. Installing a lintel at the top of the post gives the structure for landing the trusses or roof system. For the walls, girts get attached to the posts which is the secondary framing for the exterior cladding