If you’re in the market for farming sheds or heavy machinery equipment, you probably have your own checklist of things that you take into consideration.
But if you’re looking to establish a long-term relationship with a shed building company, you need to make sure that their buildings satisfy a few criteria:
The most important factor for a shed or steel structure is its strength. Make sure that the building’s foundation are planted deep into the soil and that the frame is strong. Experience is important here; a business that has been around a long time will have engineers that always get it right.
What is the shed made of? Every building material can be substituted for a cheaper one, but this puts you at risk of dangerous building malfunctions, damages and wear.
The best materials are Australian materials, so make sure that your shed is built with them.
Ease of access is crucially important when building a shed. What kinds of machinery do you need to get in and out? Which direction will you approach the shed from? Are you able to back out your machinery, or will you need open access on both sides?
When in doubt, it’s a good idea to maximise your access points to ensure your building is as functional as possible.
Good builders & installers
Good, reliable workers are important to the success of your project. Try to find someone who has worked with them in the past, or look for testimonials on the company’s website.
Look for a company that engineers, installs and fabricates their buildings. The more control they have over the process, the more reliable they will be.
The surest way to a damaged shed is by hiring the cheapest company. Lower priced options manage to be that way because they opt for lower quality materials and less thorough installation processes.
Buildings and sheds are investments in your farm and you deserve the best.
To take a look at some of our previous projects, download one of our brochures at the top of our website. Get an online quote by clicking the button below.
Five steps to building a world-class indoor horse arena
Building a horse arena is a pretty big investment that you’ll likely put a lot of time and effort into.
You should be in complete control of the project so your arena ends up looking world-class.
This is all about the details, and there are a few simple things to remember that will make a huge difference:
Make use of existing trees & foliage
Dressage riding has always been about sophistication, skill and ceremony. Part of that is about beauty. A really world class horse arena makes use of the land around it.
If you have some existing gardens or trees with enough spare space to accommodate a horse arena, make use of it. We installed a horse arena behind a row of trees and it looked incredible (above).
Install wooden kickboards
This simple detail will make your horse arena look like a prestige show room. Wooden panels look absolutely stunning.
They cost a lot more than a rubber alternative but they look impressive and classy.
Get the base right
A high-quality arena will have a perfectly level base.
Make sure that your landscaper and surfacer uses angular stones for the base. They will lock together and stay even.
Make sure your fence posts are strong
An even fence is important to the look of the arena. Make sure your builder installs the fence when they put up the arena.
If you put up your own fence, cement your posts deep into the ground to ensure it always looks straight.
Make use of natural light.
The biggest effect on first impressions is lighting. The best arenas in the world are designed to draw in natural light.
Talk to your builder about this when you’re designing the arena. Open panels or raised centres aisles will capture natural light and make your arena look great.
A good company will take care of the handiwork and leave you to think about design. The little details are what turn a good horse arena into a great one.
Download our brochure for more ideas and photos of great horse arenas we’ve built in the past, or get a quote by clicking the button below.