When you’re looking for new dwellings for one or more horses either as a horse or yard owner then finding the right stables for sale is of paramount importance to both yourself and the horse who will be residing in the stable.
As a horse owner, and assuming a horse lover there’s no doubt that you’ll want your four-legged friend to be comfortable and protected against the elements ensuring their health, happiness and performance, and a good stable is as important to the animal as a draught free and warm home is to us humans. Our Mobile Field Shelters are very inexpensive.
As a yard owner though having the right stables takes on extra significance as your decision when choosing the right stable building could help you keep and grow your business. As we’ve discussed in earlier blogs first impressions count in this business so when showing prospective clients around your yard and stables you want to be able to show them the finest accommodation and facilities in order to keep you head and shoulders above your rivals.
Whether you’re seeking to shelter 1 or 6 horses, plus of course any number in between, then Bridge Timber Stables has the perfect stables for sale, and best of all they’re bespoke to your particular requirements so whether you’re looking for a 2 or 5 berth in whatever shape from L or U shaped blocks and in the finest materials
In short, when it matters to your horse or your business it matters to us so if you’re looking for Stables for Sale – look no further.
Thursday, 25 August 2011
If you’ve ever planned anything like a stable yard you’ll know how easy it is to get carried away with the excitement of it all. There are several important points to consider before anything else though, as you will see below.
1. Its end use
Its pointless planning 6 or 8 bespoke timber stables neatly arranged around a central yard if you don’t have, or don’t intend to have, 6 or 8 horses to stable. If you have a dream of opening a livery or a riding school then you’ll need to research who your clientele will be before talking to a stable manufacturer…this way you won’t agree a budget that can never be recouped.
Your timber stables will need to be accessible to clients and also close to existing services e.g. water mains, electricity, roads etc. If you have to start plumping pipework in and Timber Buildings access roads your beautiful new timber stables are going to cost more than planned.
3. The surroundings
If at all possible you should try to design your timber stable blocks so that they match any existing buildings in the area. The best way to do this is to hire a stable manufacturer that specialises in bespoke equestrian buildings rather than one that builds the same boring, bland stables regardless of their location.
4. Planning permission
This is a huge factor to consider but again, the right stable manufacturer will be able to help by producing detailed architect plans for you to submit. It is worth mentioning that classic timber stables are a bit more likely to get planning permission than the more modern American barns, but this doesn’t mean to say that an American barn will be denied.
The budget you choose for your timber stables and any associated yards, paddocks, tack buildings, store rooms etc. will depend to a large extent on the end use. So for example, a small riding school will only require basic stable blocks, a tack room and a store room because a riding school will rarely bring in revenue big enough to justify top quality stables. A full livery on the other hand has the potential to make thousands of pounds a month and so bespoke timber stables can easily be justified.
For more help planning (and constructing) your stable yard, regardless of how big or small it is going to be, contact http://www.bridgetimberstables.co.uk/
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Making the most of the space you have; how bespoke design timber stables will suit you down to the ground
How many times have you thought about upgrading your stable blocks only to find that the timber stables you’re interested in don’t come in a size or style that suits your needs? Maybe you have an odd shaped piece of land, or maybe you want tack buildings and store rooms incorporated without losing valuable stable space.
Prefabricated equestrian buildings are all well and good if you have the perfect plot of land available, but if you don’t then this type of timber stable rarely provides everything you need while making the most of the space you have.
The answer is of course to invest in timber stables for sale that are designed entirely with you in mind, or in other words you invest in bespoke timber buildings. You may pay a little extra but you get the exact style, shape and size that you want for your all-important equestrian buildings.
So what can your bespoke stables include?
In simple terms, anything you want them to. You can incorporate anywhere between one and six individual timber stables, you can have them arranged all in a straight line, as an L-shaped block or even as a U-shaped block. You can have tack buildings, store rooms and even machinery sheds added in as well so that everything you and your business needs is nearby. If you really want to go the whole hog why not have a couple of haybarns built on top of the main structure for additional storage.
You can choose the style you want, the size and shape of the individual stalls, the location of the store rooms in relation to the stalls, the type of equestrian matting to have and all the little added extras that make a building truly bespoke. Plus, if you choose the right bespoke timber stables design team they will even help you to arrange planning permission by drawing up accurate architect plans.
Unfortunately there aren’t many companies around who can confidently offer all of the above plus high quality stables i.e. they tend to focus on being a design company or a stable manufacturer but rarely both.
Bridge Timber Stables however can provide high quality timber stables in Yorkshire and the professional in-depth bespoke design process to go with them. So if you’re tempted by the thought of custom made buildings for your horses then give Bridge Timber Stables a call today.
Monday, 25 July 2011
Take Heed of your Mother and Remember…First Impressions Always Count!
The following is a true story.
When our local equestrian centre (also known colloquially as the riding stables) started sending out short questionnaires to clients who booked an initial lesson/walk-round but never returned, they were shocked at the feedback they received. The owners of the stables put their dwindling client numbers down to their prices however this turned out not to be the case.
“The grubbiest looking stables for sale in Yorkshire, and we’ve been to a few”
“Stable blocks looked past their use-by-date so not sure what the horses would have been like”
“For the amount of money we would be paying to send our girls for lessons we’d expect to see stables/tack store rooms that looked like they could withstand more than a gentle breeze!”
“Half concrete stables that were dirty, half timber stables that were rotting, looked very hodgepodge and not a good first impression”
These are genuine comments made by potential clients and they all amount to the same thing – first impressions really do count.Mobile Field Shelters are cruical In fact, according to a survey conducted by a well-known business newspaper it takes the average person less than 5 seconds to judge whether or not they like the look of a business.
Anyway back to the story. When a few simple calculations were done it turned out that over 70% of the ‘missed’ clients had a problem with the condition of the cheap stables (even though they probably weren’t cheap when new) and unfortunately this is a problem that many equestrian centres suffer with.
Of course it is possible to spruce up tired wooden timber stables and even concrete stables to an extent. You can add a lick of paint, put down some new stable matting, scrub the stable interiors, the yard and even the feed and tack buildings, but the people who are paying the money – the customers – will still see what’s underneath if they want to, and most will assume old, tired timber buildings equal an old tired business.
The easiest answer to this problem is to create a new stable yard. Of course this costs money but if your equestrian business increases its client numbers by upwards of 70% because of the improvements, your new timber stables will quickly pay for themselves. Plus if you order timber stables in Yorkshire or the surrounding counties from Bridge Stables you can include exactly what you need in the design, so working to a budget.
Here at Bridge Timber Stables we pride ourselves on offering high quality stables at a price you can afford. All designs are bespoke which means you get custom made buildings that suit your individual business needs to a tee.
So, for further information on our range of bespoke equestrian buildings (stables, American barns, field shelters, hay barns etc.) please do get in touch and we’ll be happy to help in any way we can.
Monday, 18 July 2011
If you’d like to meet the number one manufacturer of bespoke timber stables in the North then come along to one of the numerous Yorkshire county agricultural shows being held over the next few weeks.
There you can meet us; the guys from Bridge Timber Stables. We’ll be there showing off some of our recent builds, including examples of mobile field shelters, timber stables, timber garages, American barns, hay barns and various other timber frame buildings. We’ll endeavour to answer any questions you have concerning equestrian buildings including how you go about getting the perfect stable block for your needs.
As you may already know all of the timber buildings designed and built by the guys here at Bridge Timber Stables are bespoke – which means you get the individuality you want for a price you can afford.
So why not come along, meet the team and see what we can do for you. Bring along your designs if you have some, even if they are scribbled on the back of your latest phone bill!
Here’s hoping we see you at one of the venues below:
Sunday 17th July - Malton Agricultural Show, North Yorkshire
Wednesday 20th July - Driffield Agricultural Show, East Yorkshire
Saturday 23rd July - Cleveland Agricultural Show, North Yorkshire
For more information you can contact us on 01422 832863 or visit our website