Should you Look to Buy Flat Pack Stables?

Here at Blackdown Buildings, we love horses so we make sure we provide only the best when it comes to looking after horses. Stables are one of the most important things you’ll need to buy for your horses. Researching what stables to get can be a daunting task. Do you opt for custom-built stables or try and find flat pack stables?

We’ve put this guide together to help you think about what’s best for you and your horses.




One of the most important things to think about when buying horse stables is the design. You want to make sure you pick a design that helps make your life easier and provides a supportive environment for your horses.

From single stables with a tack room, to large commercial organisations requiring over 50 stable units, we’ve experienced it all at Blackdown Buildings. As a result, we understand the need for unique stables that are designed for your specific needs.

Flat pack stables are created to be simple and easy to install. But it’s vital to ensure quality and purpose is not compromised. During our experience, we have designed and built lots of stables for many different types of locations and purposes. Instead of compromising on a design that doesn’t quite fit your land, contact us for help in applying expert design with the convenience of flat pack stables.



Easy to Install

Flat pack stables are designed to be quick and easy to install. Stables need to be sturdy and strong though so flat pack stables are never going to be a 2-minute job. Even clever designs and innovative use of materials will still require some installation time.

The safety of your horses is paramount so you want to ensure the stables are installed correctly. Stables which aren’t secure are dangerous to both people and horses. Constructing stables correctly also ensures they are built to protect against rain, wind and other natural elements. If your stables leak water or don’t allow for a healthy flow of air, they won’t be any good for your horses.

Flat pack buildings often don’t take into account local factors and these can impact the installation. For example, if your land is particularly boggy, you may want to think about investing more time in creating foundations that can combat these conditions. Similarly, if you want your stables to be an extension to a current building, you may need an understanding of how to best attach these two structures.

As a result, it’s always best to look for help to ensure your stables are installed properly.




Horse stables can utilise different materials. Timber is a great choice as it provides a sturdy yet easy-to-work-with material that means it’s perfect for flat pack style stables. Timber can shape the frame of the stables and timber cladding can provide the walling.

Timber cladding is easy to put up and provides everything your stables need from a material. You can get different styles of cladding to suit the appearance you want. There are also different timber species which again provide slightly different options depending on what you want from your flat pack stables.




Buying stables is a big decision and not one that should be rushed. The main thing to focus on is the function and purpose of your stables. Once you know what you need from your stables, you can go out and find out how best to get it. This may mean being able to utilise an existing design or it may require for of a bespoke customised approach.

There isn’t a right or wrong decision in terms of what type of stables you go for, it just needs to suit your needs. For help in getting started and how to pick a flat pack design that suits your needs, contact one of our experts who can guide you on every aspect of installing stables.


March 1st, 2017|