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Useful design advice for equestrian steel build designs and stables

Our stable designs are endless – call us to discuss your requirements

Our equestrian clients are delighted with their steel equestrian designs – our positive client feedback reinforces our philosophy of providing secure, safe stabling which keeps your horse in tip top condition.  Ensuring that designs are fit for purpose are top of the list and our design architects  understand  the importance of passage and  door widths with sufficient  roof height to suit equestrian needs.  Narrow passages, causing chance of injury is upsetting and can be avoided by ensuring the initial designs are produced by experienced professionals.  Our range of equestrian clients covers a broad spectrum – from prestigious equestrian racehorse stables to precious family ponies – attention to quality, safe designs remains constant, whatever the building budget may be.  The colour range of steel coated materials also ensures stylish, weatherproof buildings you can be proud of.  Read more..

Step by step guide to putting up your own steel building


Concrete building base
The concrete base is a fundamental part of the building and we take the time to give measurements and advice on ensuring the foundations are square and true.  Besides measuring at the edges measuring the diagonals helps to ensure the base is square and true.  This makes the erection of the building run more smoothly and prevents problems during the build construction. The picture below shows the concrete base in place and Initial setting up of the frame on the base


Putting up a steel building

Build in progress



The side beams and frame can be laid out on the base and the sidewall frames can be prepared on the ground prior to erection.

Steel Frame
The Framing consists of the main columns and rafters. The steel is, pre-cut and pre-punched for easy installation. These are the heaviest and strongest members that you will bolt together and fasten to your foundation. Once a few of your frames are up, you can start to bolt the secondary members to the main framework. The Secondary Framing consists of girts, purlins and framed openings. These members are pre-cut & pre-punched and provide the strength behind the wall and roof sheeting. Once all the secondary framing is in place, you can then move to the roof and wall sheeting.  Depending on the height of the side panels the walls can be fixed whilst on the floor.


Steel build nearing completion

Completing the build

Roof and Wall Sheeting
Now that you have framing complete, the wall and roof sheeting can be completed. You will begin installing the wall sheeting first. The sheeting is screwed to the secondary framing using Lifetime self-drilling fasteners. Once the walls are done, move to the roof panels.

Final picture showing steel building in use

Complete the build by adding the trim and accessories
The final steps to finishing the steel build are to add the trim and any accessories. The trim really completes the build, not only making it more attractive but also creating a weather tight seal. Accessories such as the doors, windows and vents are installed at this time as well.