Equine Construction we asked to renovate an existing barn with extensive groundworks to provide an 18-box yard for an up-and-coming young dressage rider and convert an outdoor arena into an indoor arena.
In conjunction with Monarch Equestrian we installed 18 integral stables, a tack room, feed room and wash down area, as part of a two-phase project.
The existing barn had a number of block-built stables built on a concrete floor that sloped from one end to the other by 750mm. The renovation required all the existing stables and internal walls to be demolished, hardcore and crushed concrete to be laid to build up the levels before laying 75m of concrete to create a new level floor. A new inner skin was created in 100mm concrete blocks to strengthen the existing timber structure along with galvanised windows built in to allow extra light and ventilation to each new stable.
We built a 60 x 20m indoor arena on the site of an existing outdoor arena, the arena has an open side and is clad in castle boarding with clear sheets to 1 metre below eaves and to one gable end to maximise natural light.