Create a beautiful, safe and comfortable stable

Equestrian

Create a beautiful, safe and comfortable stable

Animal welfare and comfort is a major consideration when building or refurbishing any purpose built stable or animal shed. As well as the design and functionality of your buildings, equal attention should be given towards the materials used during the build or renovation.

The Eternit P3 and P6 Fibre Cement Profiled Sheets are both weather and rot resistant, with a life expectancy of 50 years - you're guaranteed a long lasting, quality product that requires little maintenance and fits perfectly into any environment. Experience gained over many years has shown that the Eternit colour range will meet the wide ranging design requirements in both rural and urban areas. All the colours have been chosen for their ability to harmonise with the most commonly used building materials - brick, slate, stone, concrete and timber.

Temperature and humidity

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Temperature and humidity

Regulating the temperature of your stable can be costly, particularly if your infrastructure is clad in poor thermal resistant material. Eternit Profiled Sheeting is made of fibre cement, a natural material that is an excellent insulator.

The financial benefits of keeping the heat in your buildings during colder Winter months, are equalled by the huge improvements to animal welfare during the warmer Summer months, as the fibre cement material provides a cool and relaxed environment for your animals.

Controlling moisture and suppressing sound

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Controlling moisture and suppressing sound

Fibre cement is a breathable material that can absorb the moisture in the air caused by housing animals. This absorbing quality prevents the build up of condensation, particularly on your stable roofing which would normally condense back to water droplets and either drip onto your horses or livestock, or run down an apexed roof and pool on the inside of your stable walls. This can then potentially cause issues with bacteria and fungal build up at the base of your buliding.

The absorbing nature of fibre cement also absorbs sound better than other materials. Tested under heavy rainfall, the sound under our profiled sheets (when installed as roofing) is significantly softer than that recorded under a metal alternative. When used as a siding, fibre cement can also help reduce the intrusion of machine and road noise in your stable, providing a more relaxed environment for your animals.

Illuminate your stable with E-Luminate

Illuminate your stable with E-Luminate

At Eternit, we understand at certain times through the seasonal calendar natural light can alter in livestock environments. Natural light is an element not to be overlooked when thinking about our animals welfare and for this reason the more we can replicate the natural environment inside a livestock building, the better it is for the animals. 

We have been investigating and researching innovative ways that we can help to improve the living conditions for animals whilst retaining the performance of the building and not adding additional overheads like electricity and maintenance. After a number of different experiments, we have managed to create a coating that is applied to the underside of our fibre cement sheeting, resulting in an increase of natural light within the building. Tests have proven that in all scenarios natural light is increased dramatically.

In addition to this improvement, if the correct amount of translucent sheets are used on a building, then we can get even closer to replicating the natural light outside a building or stable. This is an exciting and cost effective application for Profile 6 and Profile 3 products and can be used with any painted sheet colour option.

What insulation do I need?

What insulation do I need?

Horses are very sensitive animals. They’ll feel healthy in a ventilated, calm and light-filled environment, which is why we recommend the three solutions below. To get the best advice and information, get in touch with our account managers. They’ll be happy to guide you and answer any questions.

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No insulation

A shelter from the rain
No insulation is needed in riding areas. The sand in the arena is sprayed with water and the high level of humidity in the air can be absorbed by the fibre cement.

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Full insulation under purlins

For full climate control
Depending on local climate, insulation in the stables is often required to provide your horses with a dry, well-ventilated place. This allows you to manage the temperature in a controlled way, while still maximising the airflow in the stables.

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Full insulation above purlins

Insulation on a budget
Here, corrugated sheets sit directly on long insulating panels. So, they’re easier to fit, making this a budget-friendly option if you want to insulate. However, with this insulation, you’ll need to take cold-air downdraughts into account – and cleaning is more difficult.

Our customers say

Our customers say

Hear what our customers have to share.

Marston Equestrian Building, Derbyshire

Providing a safe, weather-proof environment for his daughters to exercise their horses in, was Peter Bull’s main aim when he constructed a new equestrian building at his specialist joiners and builders premises in Marston Montgomery, Derbyshire. Secondary to that was his desire to construct a building that sat well with the others at the site and blended in sympathetically with the rural surroundings.

Peter’s attention to detail and knowledge of the building materials available has led to a building that is not only a pleasure to ride in, but one that also complements its surroundings beautifully...

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