Blackdown Buildings Open Day

The Blackdown Buildings open day will allow you to meet the people behind the stunning buildings that we produce for each and every customer that we deal with. As well as this, there will be an opportunity to see the sawmill - where every project begins it's life with us, before it is assembled.Click Below For Full Details!Full Event Details

September 13th, 2017|

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.   Design One of the most important things to think about when buying horse stables is the design. You want to make [...]

March 1st, 2017|

Step by Step Guide to Building a Shed from Scratch

Before you Get Started Building a shed from scratch is a great way to create something that’ll be useful as well as ensuring it’s built specifically for your needs. It can also be great fun so that’s why we’ve put this guide together to help you get started. Building a shed sounds like an intimidating prospect, however, it can actually be quite a straight forward process. The first thing you need to think about is checking planning regulations. Standard sized sheds usually don’t need any planning permission but if you intend on building something quite large or if it could [...]

March 1st, 2017|

The Best Equestrian Events to See in 2017

2017 is set to be a great year for equestrian events in the UK. From show jumping to cross country, there’s plenty to keep you occupied. We’ve collated the top events from all around the country so you can be sure you won’t miss an event this year. To keep up to date with equestrian events and the latest news affecting horse owners, make sure you follow us on social media and follow the blog.   2017 Highlights April Blue Chip Winter Championship Finals – 5-9th April The Blue Chip Winter Championships is a must for any show jumping fan. [...]

February 2nd, 2017|

How to Make the Most of Your Garden

A garden can often end up getting ignored. Over time we just don’t pay it enough attention and as a result, we don’t utilise it like we could. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a small garden or a large area of land to work with, there are plenty of ideas that can revive a garden and help provide more value to your property. So how can you make the most of your garden?   Shed One of the first things worth considering would be a garden shed. Garden sheds are a great way to add useful storage or workspace [...]

January 4th, 2017|

Everything You Need to Know About Planning Permission for Your Farm Building

Understanding planning permission is an important first step in creating your new farm building. Without fully understanding these regulations, you could be breaching UK laws and find yourself in difficulty. So where to start? This guide provides a quick and easy checklist of all the steps you need to cover, along with some useful resources that’ll help you get to grips with everything. Planning The vital first step in planning for a new build, is identifying what you need. The size, purpose and shape of the building is likely to impact what kind of permission you need. For many smaller [...]

December 6th, 2016|

Comparison of Wood and Metal for Agricultural and Farm Buildings

Designing a new agricultural building can be a long process. There are many factors to consider, one of which is which material to use. Once you’ve got planning permission, thought about the location and identified the purpose of the new building, you need to think about what materials to use when constructing it. The two most popular options are wood and steel. Both these materials offer a good solution for agricultural buildings and both offer specific advantages. Design Wood provides a more flexible solution for an agricultural building frame. Wood is easier to manipulate than steel so this lends itself [...]

December 2nd, 2016|

A Buyer’s Guide to the Garden Shed

Here at Blackdown Buildings we specialise in outdoor buildings. Garden sheds are one of the most useful and common outdoor buildings you can utilize in your garden. The only problem is, what kind of garden shed should you buy? With so many shapes and sizes to choose from, how can you ensure you pick the right one for your garden? Where to Start? Material The best place to start is deciding what material you want to use. The type of material will impact how the shed looks and behaves. There are 3 main materials to choose from; timber, plastic or [...]

November 3rd, 2016|

Ideas for your horse stable

Ensuring your horses are well looked after is one of the most important things a horse owner faces. Horse stables play an integral part in caring for a horse. So how can you get the most out of your horse stables? Regardless of whether you build stables on your own land, or take your horse to a private stable, this guide is designed to help you understand what you should be looking out for. How can you get the most out of your horse stables? Size A key component in how efficient your horse stables are, is the size. Horses [...]

October 27th, 2016|

A Guide to Keeping Pigs: What Makes a Good Pig Ark?

Keeping pigs is becoming increasingly popular across the UK. Pigs make great pets and looking after them can be deeply rewarding. Due to their size, they do require commitment in terms of care and lifestyle. One of the most important things to consider when buying pigs is where you will keep them. How you decide to keep and house your pigs will be a vital decision that will impact their happiness as well as your ability to care for them. Pigs are relatively large animals and as a result require a lot of space. If you live in the city [...]

October 5th, 2016|