How much does it cost to build a metal barn?
Metal barns can be a great investment; they offer more storage space and they look great.
Whether you’re after an Aussie-style barn or an American Barn, we have you covered. Each job is different, so for an exact figure you might want to get a quote (we answer within 24 hours).
For an estimate of how much your barn might cost, see below:
Small to medium barns
A small to medium barn includes anything with a floor area up to 10m x 10m. These can be used for storage, workshops or car parking.
Smaller stable barns are often used for horses, and these can cost as little as $20,000.
Cost range: $20,000 – $30,000
Taking a step up in size will bring you into the next cost bracket. Medium barns range in size, up to 29m x 12m.
Cost range: $30,000 – $55,000
Very large, industrial barns can cost as much as $200,000.
These range in size up to 61m x 27m and are large buildings. We’ve had clients build barns with indoor riding arenas inside them, and we’ve had clients building industrial dairy barns.
Cost range: $55,000 – $200,000
World’s Oldest Horse
Shayne is a Chesnut stallion living in a horse sanctuary in Essex. The incredible horse is in his 50s.
Amazingly, Shayne is still a strong, active runner and a lively old chap.
To find out how much your own indoor would cost, read our article.
Things You Should Know Before Starting an Equestrian Business
Starting your own business is a big financial and personal commitment that can go either very well or very badly. Some will succeed and some will fail, often the difference between these two groups is those who get it right from the start and those who don’t. There are a few things you must know and take into account when you start your own equestrian business, which we will explain below.
Know your market
Literally the first thing you should do before starting a business in the equestrian industry is to know your market well. Before you invest in any land and set up a business plan make sure you know who you are targeting and what they want from your business. If you can read the target market well, this will give you an edge on competitors.
Know what will make your equine business successful
From a glance having a business in the equestrian industry it seems easy to make a profit, going from the high prices that are accepted for services and products. However you may be forgetting that horses are expensive animals to keep and house. Therefore it is imperative that you realize your costs compared to your profits and plan your business accordingly. Being smart with your accounts from the start is very important to be successful.
How to structure an equestrian business
A main thing to keep in mind when starting an equine business is that it can be a liability in legal sense. People can sue you easily. To protect yourself from liability you must do two things; pick a business structure that will allow the most protection for your needs and get insurance. Make sure your insurance will cover what you need it to cover, even if it might cost a little more at the time it could save your business down the track.
A business plan is very important in ensuring your horse business will be a success. It sets out what you want to be as a business and what you are wishing to achieve. Make sure your business plan is comprehensive and goes over long term and short term goals as well as financials.
Horse contracts and agreements
Horse businesses rely on contracts and agreements for almost everything that is involved in the industry. Make sure your contracts state your terms clearly and think carefully about how to word the fine print so as to not get caught later on.
Good luck with your starting your own equestrian business, we hope our advice assists your in succeeding. If you are interested in constructing any equestrian buildings Central Steel Build would love to help you with your project.