Timber Equestrian Buildings: A Brief Guide

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Timber Equestrian Buildings: A Brief Guide

If you are looking for a new equestrian building, you may be wondering what the difference is between timber stables, American barns, and field shelters. In this brief guide, we will outline the key features of each type of building so that you can decide which is right for you. Timber stables are perfect for those who want a traditional look and feel in their equestrian buildings. American barns offer more space and are perfect for those who need to store large quantities of hay or equipment. Field shelters are ideal for those who need a quick, easy-to-assemble building that can be used as both a stable and shelter in bad weather.

Why use timber for equestrian buildings such as stables?

Timber is an ideal material for equestrian buildings such as stables. It is strong and durable, yet lightweight and easy to work with. Timber also has excellent insulating properties, keeping the inside of the stable cool in summer and warm in winter. In addition, timber is a renewable resource, making it an environmentally friendly choice. Timber stables are also relatively easy to build, and can be adapted to suit the specific needs of the horse and rider. As a result, timber is an increasingly popular choice for equestrian buildings.

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How does pressure treatment improve timber structures?

All timber components for our equestrian buildings are high pressure treated through our in house ISO9001 audited treatment facility to ensure fitness for purpose and durability. The process of pressure treating timber involves impregnating timber with a preservative that helps to extend its lifespan. This is done by placing the timber in a chamber, where it is exposed to high levels of pressure. The preservative is forced deep into the timber, providing long-term protection against rot, insect damage, and fungal decay. As a result, pressure treated timber is an ideal material for constructing timber equestrian buildings. It is durable, low maintenance, and offers a long-term solution for protecting against the elements.

What is an American Barn?

American barns are timber equestrian buildings that are designed for horse husbandry. These barns are typically larger than traditional English barns, and they often have a center aisle with two rows of stalls on either side. American barns can also be equipped with tack rooms, wash rooms, and storage areas. These buildings are popular in the United States, and they are often used for large-scale horse operations. However, timber American barns can also be adapted for other uses, such as storage or workshop space. Whether you’re looking for a functional equestrian facility or a unique storage solution, an American barn might be the perfect option.

American barn

The advantages of timber field shelters for horses

Timber field shelters such as our mobile shelters are popular for horse owners, as they offer a number of clear advantages over e.g., metal or shelters made from other materials. Firstly, timber is a more natural material for horses, and they are less likely to injure themselves if they kick or rub against the walls. Secondly, timber buildings are better insulated, meaning that they will stay cooler in summer and warmer in winter. This can be especially important for elderly or sick horses who are more sensitive to temperature changes. Finally, timber buildings are more visually pleasing than metal shelters, and they blend in more harmoniously with their surroundings. For all these reasons, timber field shelters are an ideal choice for horse owners who want to provide their animals with the best possible home.

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Benefit from our experience

Our work in creating quality timbre equestrian buildings is built upon our own experience in keeping horses ourselves for many years. This has given us e a great insight not only in providing Equestrian Buildings but producing practical and well thought out designs to ensure your equestrian friends will be happy, content and well cared for in your final choice of building.

A huge range of equestrian buildings available

Blackdown Equestrian offers a huge range of Equestrian Buildings in both standard and bespoke designs including Timber Stables, American Barns, Field Shelters and Internal Divisions.

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