Indoor riding arenas can range from small to large, depending entirely on what you are wishing to build. All our sheds are custom as we work around you and your needs to transform your dream construction into a reality. Below are some ideas according to a range of budgets of past riding arena jobs to give you an idea of what your arena could look like.
Small to medium indoor arenas
Smaller Indoor arenas cover anything up to a 30m x 21m arena. A project of this scope is guaranteed to include a roof cover and your specified size of riding arena. The cost range of this jobs extend from $10,000 to $50,000. These images below show different designs of smaller indoor arenas we have built in the past.
Medium indoor arenas
Medium sized Indoor arenas cover constructions up to 60m x 21m. These projects are usually large enough to cover a full-sized riding arena. The cost range of these indoors’ is $50,000 to $100,000. Below we show you a series of past projects that fit into this category.
Large indoor arenas
These projects are mostly combined indoor arenas and stables complexes. Such constructions can include clients such as higher end private-use arenas to industrial and public arenas. The budget for this range averages from $100,000 to $400,000.
Boneo Park and Tapcorp Park have both used us for the construction of an industrial indoor arena as shown below.
This project illustrates a private indoor arena within the larger range.
The Hangar Checklist – 10 Things To Remember When Building
There are a lot of reasons to build an aircraft hangar, but the most important factor is obvious; for the love of it. You’ve already dedicated time and money to aviation as a hobby or even a small business. It matters to you. Building a hangar is going to feel great. It will be one of the most rewarding things you can do.
The list of benefits is long:
- Avoid weathering (paint condition, motor condition)
- Avoid sun damage to interior.
- Protect against damage by others.
- Perform your preflights indoors
- Keep your equipment in a safe, accessible place.
- Make the space your own.
But it really comes down to that feeling of owning your own space for your own aircraft – it’s the dream you’ve had since you were a kid.
If you’ve decided to build a hangar, there are a few things you should keep in mind when you do:
- Understand your relationship to the airport.
This is a slightly more complex question than it seems. You’ll need to know what the payment structure is (do you lease the land, or give up ownership of the building and rent it back?). You’ll need to know how long your contract with the airport will last and how likely conditions are to change. You should also consider what services, if any, the airport offers.
Find a current hangar owner and talk to them. A lot of them will have been there a long time and will have valuable advice.
- Do your builders have experience with aviation buildings?
You can get a cheap shed thrown together, but everything aviation-related needs to be exact. Find a company that will build the hangar to your specifications & your needs. Make sure they’ve build hangars before. If possible, visit their previous builds.
- Will the build be well organised?
Make sure that the company you build with has their own installers or consistently works with installers they know. The less friction there is between engineers, designers & installers, the less likely you are to have problems.
- What kind of door do you need?
Access is something you’ll need to consider, especially if you’re planning on storing more than one airplane.
Your door design needs to maximise accessibility. If you’re lucky enough to have access to the back of your hangar, it’s a great idea to have two doors so you can get planes in and out from either end.
- What strength is required?
A lot of airports and councils have very strict regulations on these kinds of things. If you have an experienced engineering/building company to work with, they will be able to sort this all out for you, especially if they’ve done it before.
- Do you want Australian steel?
Australian steel is a better quality than international steel and is less likely to be problematic down the line. If it’s in your budget, Australian-steel is a great idea.
- Have you planned for lighting?
A good rule of thumb for lighting is to draw out a rough plan, then double it. You can never have too much, and the size of hangars often requires a deceptively large amount of lighting.
Where you can, install skylights to make use of natural light. You’ll also need to consider how you’re going to access lights when they need to be replaced (hangar ceilings aren’t easy to reach).
- What concrete are you putting on the floor?
Make sure your concrete doesn’t have a shiny-finish or poly coat. It’s much more effective to install a concrete that has some grip. This will help you get your planes in and out.
- Are you going to rent out positions in your hangar?
Air hangars usually have relatively stable prices, but they won’t get you a big return unless hangar space is limited. One of the best ways to capitalise right from the start is to offer some of your hangar space for rent. This money will subsidise some of the rates the airport is likely to charge you.
- Are you going to be operating a business?
Another great way to get some of your expenditure back is to offer flight lessons or run some kind of small aviation business. If this is something you have the license and inclination for, you’ll need to make sure that your hangar can hold everything you’ll need.
To download a brochure of our past hangars and aviation buildings, click here.
Gold medallist equestrian quits Olympics to save her horse
Gold medal-winning dressage rider Adelinde Cornelissen dropped out of the 2016 Rio Olympics this year.
Four years of relentless training and passion lead of the the event, one that earns medal winners prestige and recognition.
But when it comes down to it, there’s something more important to that.
On the day of her first major test, Cornelissen noticed that her horse Parzival’s face had swollen he had been kicking the walls in agitation. Cornelissen took his temperature – over 40 degrees Celcius.
Parzival had been bitten by some kind of spider or bug – the toxins were causing him severe irritation. Cornelissen slept in the stables, checking on her horse every hour.
She asked for her event to be rescheduled, but was declined.
Although he recovered a little following day, and the vets gave the all-clear, Cornelissen pulled-out midway through her test.
“When I entered I already felt he was giving his utmost and being the fighter he is, he never gives up. But in order to protect him, I gave up. My buddy, my friend, the horse that has given everything for me his whole life does not deserve this.”
She saluted and left the arena.