Costs of Building a Horse Shelter

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Like any other animal, horses need protection from the elements, and a horse wash bays shelter to go to when the weather takes a turn for the worse. Whether you’re looking to build a barn or a smaller shelter there are plenty of options to choose from. One option is to build a paddock shelter to house your horse or horses. Paddock shelters come in a variety of styles, and materials, and of course costs. Paddocks shelters can be made out of corrugated metal and offer shelter that will withstand various kinds of weather as well as lasting for many years. They can also be customized to adapt to a single horse or multiple horses and even designed in various styles to blend in with any other buildings on a property. Building a paddock shelter can be cost-effective, but you also have to consider the cost of the fencing surround as well. Again, this will be dependent on the size and complexity of the project but has to include any labor costs, fence posts, fencing, etc. Costs will vary on whether you use metal fencing or build it out with treated lumber.

The cost for any kind of animal shelter depends on the material, size, and scope of the project. As a rule of thumb for barns, you can expect to pay around $11,000 all the way up to $30,000+ depending on what you select. Generally, barns can be assumed to cost around $45 per square foot based on labor and materials. Smaller barns or even paddock shelters can be significantly cheaper and offer many of the same benefits depending on the needs of the owner. Many times a paddock can be built and customized at a much lower price point than a barn or stable, and also offers a smaller footprint on the property. If you have a lot of horses, meaning between eight and twelve, then a horse stable might also be an option. Costs vary, but you can assume somewhere between $20,000 and $40,000 for a building to house them. Materials will play a big role as well as the labor needed to construct it. Gone are the days where everyone gets together and does a barn raising or in this case, a stable raising. Companies provide these services, often at great cost savings compared to trying to do all the work yourself. Because companies have the advantage of dealing with wholesalers and manufacturers directly they can often leverage their business for lower costs. If they do the manufacturing in-house, costs can be controlled more easily as well. Plus, having a company do it ensures that it will be done correctly and won’t cost you the time and effort of designing, building, and stabilizing a sometimes, very large structure.

Fair Dinkum Builds in Australia offers horse owners, along with home and farm owners a variety of buildings for purchase. From carports to pergolas and shelters for animals, Fair Dinkum Builds has something at various price points and materials. They offer quality structures backed by a 30-year warranty. They can build out a building to your design specifications and offer a small business feel with the quality and materials you’d expect from a large company. So whether you’re looking for a place to park your classic car, have a cookout, or house your prized thoroughbred, Fair Dinkum Builds has a structure you can count on year after year.

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