Horse riding is one of those rare and beautiful activities that teaches you so much about the world we live in.
It’s a secret that all horse-riders already know: great insights come from the saddle:
Find out more about our equestrian facilities here.
Indoor Horse Arena Ideas & Inspiration
If you’re planning on building an indoor arena, if you’re already taking the first steps, or if you’re just in the market to dream, coming up with ideas is the most enjoyable part.
Let’s look at some interesting ideas and inspiring suggestions for features and details you could put into a private indoor arena.
Built-in mounting steps
This is a great idea that will be appreciated by everyone that uses your arena. Get a hidden mounting block built into the wall. Flip it down when in use and hide it away again when you’re finished.
This product allows you to put slanted walls into the interior of your arena with ease. Just attach your chosen boarding to the metal frame and the interior of your arena is complete! The slanted walls will prevent your feet and legs from being crushed when your horse nears the edge.
One-way Mirrored Viewing Area
Install a viewing area that looks onto the arena for your guests. If you use one-way mirroring, they’ll be able to watch without concern of spooking your horse. You can also use the mirror as a regular training mirror, picking out the details of your performance.
Hooks in the tack area
You can never have too many hooks – set them up for ease of use. Another simple thing to remember is to make sure you have a lot of electrical sockets for each stall you might have. Simple tips, but worth remembering.
Translucent panels up high
Making use of natural light is the one decision you will never, ever regret. Transparent or translucent panels are great for letting in light without losing too much of your buildings insulating ability.
Air-condition your viewing area
A really nice viewing area gives your arena a VIP feel. A simple air conditioning unit and some nice furniture will do the trick.
Sliding doors on all four sides
Four sliding doors on each side will make your arena absolutely beautiful in warmer weather. The breeze will be wonderful, you’ll avoid any stuffiness, and you’ll let in natural light.
To see some examples of indoor horse arenas with these features, download our brochure at the top of the page.
Farm Machinery Sheds
How much does it cost to build a farm machinery shed?
The average farm machinery shed costs $59,771. They range in price from $10,000 to $200,000 & the price depends on the scale of the shed.
See below for a more detailed break-down of costs:
We’ve calculated these figures as a rough estimate & a starting point to most projects:
Farm Shed Kit – $3,500 – $28,000
These range in size from a garage for a single car to a large equipment shed.
Farm Shed Permit – Approx. $900
There is also warranty insurance of $750 if the job is worth more than $12,000. (Central Steel Build is a registered builder).
Farm Shed Footing – $400 – $1900
Including concreting & digging.
Shed construction – $1,200 – $9,000
Including scissor lift & cranes (if necessary)
Concrete Slab – Approx. $70 – $80 m2
What can Central Steel Build build?
Absolutely anything. We have designers and engineers in house that can work with your exact needs. We fabricate our components in our Kyneton warehouse, so we’re able to build the exact size of shed or building that you need for your farm.
Is there much paperwork involved?
We take care of every single bit of paperwork. We’re registered builders, so we’re able to take care of building permits on your behalf. We know our customers don’t want to spend time with these kinds of documents, so we handle it all on behalf of our clients.
Can I see your previous work?
Absolutely. We would be more than happy to speak to a past client and take you to their place to see our work. We’ve done everything from heavy machinery sheds & hay sheds to industrial grain sheds & shearing sheds.
We even built part of the Stockman’s Hall Of Fame.
You can also see the locations of our buildings & sheds on the map below:
Can I see some photos of your work?
Yes, you can! The best way to do that is to download a brochure, where we’ve put together a collection of our best photos.
You can also have a look at some of our buildings online.