Exotic Woods

Working around lumber all day gets us thinking about all of the varieties of exotic woods that could add spice to our pre-fab structures. One particularly stunning wood is Cocobolo – an absolutely gorgeous wood with a tremendous variety of striking coloring. I can imaging how nice this would look as a finishing accent – perhaps some home accessories for the Victorian structure, or even some wood kitchen accessories to use in your tea house. Mixing and matching wood colors can be a fun way to add some character to a space!

Thinking about storage?

Paid storage can be costly, adding up to a large amount over the years. Buying a Better Built structure for your own yard maximizes space in your house, and cuts down the cost of paid storage significantly. Want to move your “stuff” the right way? Here are some tips:

  • Try to use boxes that are the same size – it will make stacking much easier. If the boxes are not the same size, try to stack heavier boxes at the bottom.
  • Don’t forget to make the storage space navigable! Create small walkways so you have access to everything!
  • Boxes only half full? Add some old newspaper or rags to fill them and prevent collapsing!
  • Storing metal objects like your old lawnmower or a valuable antique? Wipe the items down with an oily rag to prevent rusting.
  • Create an extra dimension of security by stacking your most valuable objects near the back of the storage unit, away from the door.
  • Give items a chance to breathe to prevent warping of wood and other weather sensitive items. 
  • Storing an extra refrigerator? Leave the doors open to prevent mold from growing inside.
  • Thinking about putting that paint thinner or other caustic chemicals in your unit? Think again – avoid storing ANY flammable chemicals to keep your items safe!

Prefab is fabulous!

Prefab homes are fast becoming a green trend for 2012. One of the best benefits of prefab structures is the reduction in construction waste spent – our buildings are efficient and practical and save you countless hours of waiting for a crew to finish their work. Better Built has great variety in our structure choices to make picking out the perfect building an easy task. Check out some more about how prefab is quickly becoming a great, energy efficient and green way to build a homestead in 2012.

Better Built Structures on weather

Our weather here in Tulsa has been fairly unpredictable in general, but this winter has us even more surprised, with a beautiful day in the 60s yesterday followed by a brutal morning in the 20s today! With all these weather fluctuations, it got me thinking about the ways our items in storage could be affected by weather changes. Items made of wood could be impacted by the temperature shifts, causing expansion and contraction, which could affect the shape and structure of the wood pieces.

This is where having a quality structure built by Better Built Structures can help keep your items in need of storage safe until their next use, whether that is one month or one decade from now. Our quality structures offer a variety of shapes and sizes to suit any home or business need, and we can help you create a properly insulated storage facility for your more valuable items to help guard against inclement weather!

Tiny Houses becoming great green living option!

Green living is fast becoming less of a trend and more of a lifestyle shift as people grow more and more aware of the need to conserve and avoid wasteful habits. With sites offering tiny houses and smaller spaces for greener living and off-the-grid living, Better Built has the upper hand on small spaces with our “Casita” structure. Diverse, compact and full of options, the Casita is the perfect way to ease into green living on your property, or just add some living space for guests and family. 

Tiny house advocates have long praised the benefits of reducing your living space and living minimally to prevent excess waste – Jay Shafer recently staged a sit-in at his own 99-square-foot home to speak about the benefits of smaller living. Whether you need more space, want to put a little cabin on your lakefront property, or want to try green, tiny house life, our Casita accommodates your needs. 

Vintage Architecture

Lately we’ve been finding ourselves going back to the early days of pre-fab structures with some images from the 1960s. There was some interesting stuff going on back then! Check out this GALLERY and scour through the vintage architectural innovations taking place at that time. Can you believe it’s been so many years since Americans first walked on the moon, or believed certain styles were the “future” interpreted in their design? So interesting to see how building has evolved over all these years. What is your favorite style of architecture? Ours happens to be gingerbread houses – we recently did a build of a perfect little gingerbread for a Casa auction in December of last year – check it out on our FACEBOOK page and let us know if you have a gingerbread house, office, or studio of the future in mind! We have structures for everyone.

Growing tea house trends in dining inspire Billy Corgan…

With our own Victorian and tea house structures becoming popular with customers, we found it exciting to see musician Billy Corgan getting in on the tea house trend with his own plans to start a Chicago-based tea house. Read a little more about it at the news site. Tea houses are a perfect way to add some whimsy and elegance to your property without affecting the structure of your current home.

Better Built structures are portable, take minimal build time, and afford you a luxurious way to enjoy your yard all year round. It’s not surprising that creative personalities are getting in on the tea trend – stores like Teavana have popped up all over local malls, even here in Oklahoma, giving a taste of relaxation to the Tulsa metropolitan area! How would your tea house look? We’d love to hear your ideas!

Better Built Structures

Better Built Structures is a family owned & operated business with over 20 years of experience in the building industry. Better Built Structures was founded with the idea that quality, service, honesty, and value are key components in a successful business. Since its entrance into the market place our company has built thousands of garages, livestock structures, cabins, pole barns, and portable storage buildings ranging in size from only a few square feet to buildings for residential, commercial, industrial, and farm use. We carry a variety of structures including steel buildings, post frame buildings, metal buildings, pole buildings, metal barns, pole barns, and pole sheds, we’ll even do pole building construction! Some of the many applications include barn buildings, farmers’ buildings, farmer sheds, storage sheds, machine storage facilities, farmers’ structures, livestock structures, recreational structures and horse stables. We’re some of the best barn builders in the business!

Our knowledgeable and professional sales and office staff are always ready and willing to help you choose from our many garages and customize it to make your dream come true. Whether you need space to park your vehicle, store your lawn and garden tools, a workshop for business or hobby, or just a place to get away from it all and kick back, Better Built Structures has got the right building for you at a price you can afford. We carry steel buildings in all shapes and sizes! We can do pole building construction, post frame buildings, metal buildings, pole buildings, metal barns, pole sheds and more! Our buildings are suited for a variety of purposes including barn buildings, storage buildings, farmers buildings, Pole barns, farmer sheds, storage sheds, Garages, Machine storage facilities, farmers structures, livestock structures, recreational structures, horse stables, and many more! We are some of the best barn builders in Oklahoma!

You are invited to call us to come out to your home, free of charge, with no high-pressure tactics and no obligation to buy. You can also stop by one of our convenient locations for a no cost consultation. Why not call us today and join thousands of your friends and neighbors in seeing just how easy it is to own one of the many affordable products we have to offer. What have you got to lose? We specialize in steel buildings, pole building construction, post frame buildings, metal buildings, pole buildings, metal barns, and pole sheds. Our structures can be fit to just about any purpose, including barn buildings, storage buildings, farmers’ buildings, Pole barns, farmer sheds, storage sheds, Machine storage facilities, farmers structures, recreational structures, horse stables and more! Call Better Built Structures, Inc., one of the best barn builders in the business, today at (918) 224-3437.