Raised center aisle or Monitor horse barns are ideal for animal confinement. Proper design allows hay to be stored in the loft and pushed down into the stalls from above. Our barns with loft using Raised Center Aisle provides this option.
Ventilation is one of the most important aspects of designing a horse barn to remove condensation build up and smell due to urination and breathing.
Many times simply perforating the sidewall soffit isn't sufficient ventilation. Cupolas and powered gable vents are used when a large number of horses are in a horse barn. Cupolas remove condensation too.
We offer instant online prices for horse barns, riding arenas, and other types of farm buildings. Please contact us if you need help customizing anything.
There are many factors to consider when designing for animal confinement. We recommend that your barn be oriented so prevailing breezes run the length of the barn. Opening sliding & dutch doors will keep things cool and fresh for your horses.
Storing hay in the barn is convenient but can lead to breathing problems without sufficient air flow. Hay storage up top is ideal for this reason, as well as the convenience of easily dropping hay down into the stalls.
A radiant barrier can repel heat created by the sun beating down on roofing and siding which will keep the building cooler during summer, and retain heat during the winter.
If you need help configuring your horse barn we are here for you! Our selection of product and services include a full range of product needed for any type of animal confinement.
• Porches & Run Outs
• Sliding Doors
• Dutch Doors & Windows
• Bale Doors
• Horse Stalls
• Stall Doors
• Hay lofts
• Gable Vents
• Living Quarters
Our horse barn kits include premium quality material, delivered and unloaded on your jobsite. We include staging lists by wall and roof section for simple confirmation you received all the material needed as you break down the packages and stage the site for construction.
Our plans are simple and precise blueprints that make construction a snap for anyone with carpentry experience.
The ideal scenario for animal safety typically means sliding doors on both endwalls, especially if equestrian style windows are used in the event dutch doors aren't in the budget.
Hay can self ignite if improperly stored, or stored in hot environments. Typically 130 degrees or less is optimum. A simple way to test hay temperature is to drive a 1/2" diameter metal rod into the hay and leave or 20 minutes. If you can hold the rod comfortably in your bare hand then temperature is ok. Any hotter is a warning sign.
Fire retardant stain can be applied to hay storage areas, don't smoke around hay barns, maintain electrical properly, and control the environment with ventilation to reduce temperatures in hay storage areas.
We provide building packages and offer turnkey installation any type of horse barn. Clear span gable barns, barns with interior posts, Raised Center Aisle or Monitor barns, and Gambrel too.
Our online pricing only includes clear span gable barns but we hope to offer more online design options in the future. We provide free no obligation quotations via email. To get exactly what you are looking for you can fax (425) 955-9515 or email a floor plan to us so we understand your needs.
A popular and inexpensive solution for horse barns that is ideal for cold weather. Gable roof barns are easier and less expensive to build and provide excellent headroom for indoor mounting.
This design allows complete control of ventilation using breezeway barn doors, vents, and cupola's making it suitable for cool or warm climates. Typical wind directions should be considered when planning the site location and positioning of the barn for ventiliation.
These style barns provide the most usable space when accompanied by shed roof dormers and full lofts. This design provides the ultimate in flexibility when customizing your barn. Feed and hay storage using gable barns is simple and easy.
Horse barns with raised center aisle construction are slightly more expensive but provide a stylish split level roof design, excellent ventilation, and superior lighting.
Paddocks are often included on both sides of this barn configuration. A hay loft for storage of hay and feed is typical for this configuration.
Raised center aisle barns include either single or double breezeways allow indoor mounting and double breezeways provide more stalls for space limited situations. Easily allows horses to be groomed, fed and tacked without leaving the barn.
Barns planned on narrow strips of land typically call for a shedrow barn or a run in shed.
A horse shelter is best suited for warmer climates and can be constructed in a straight, L shaped, or U shaped configuration.
Since the shedrow uses a gable type roof with a generous overhang your horse will have a protected area and you have plenty of space for working around the barn.
Excellent ventilation, natural lighting, same side turnout, and unrestricted views of the horses are all attributes of shedrow barns.
Nobody loves the smell of ammonia in the morning..afternoon, or night. Stable odor from feces also attracts flies, which lay eggs and can promote maggot growth.
Regular cleaning and ventilation is a must. Zeolite, found in many types of cat litter, is purported to be a non toxic way to absorb smells and dampness. Any natural desiccant that is non toxic will make your stalls less hospitable for infestation by insects and other unwanted creatures.
• Raised Center Aisle
• Engineered Plans