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Do you have plans for chicken coops, but aren't sure where to start? The most common reason people raise chickens is for their eggs. If you are starting a chicken coop and have begun researching basic chicken coop plans, don't stop there! Many people have discovered web sites like Horizon Structures which offer pre-assembled, ready-to-use chicken shed plans. Horizon Structures has your budget in mind, and sells coops ranging from a pre-fab small chicken coop to a...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

We get calls every day from customers looking for a quote on a garage… but, many times, they don’t know what size they want!

Custom Built Car Garage

As a starting point for this topic, the most popular garage dimensions we build are: 12 x 24, 14 x 28, 20 x 20, and 24 x 24. Knowing that, consider 2 factors when determining what size garage to buy: the size vehicle(s) you’ll park inside and how much extra storage or work space you need...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Erecting a garage on one's property is no small task. Today's consumer has many choices. From stick-built to prefab modular garages to canopy carports - all have aspects requiring planning and decision making.

From a 1 car prefab garage to garages with living quarters, Horizon Structures is a recognized leader in the sale of prefab and modular garages. We've compiled this list of Insider Tips to make sure you avoid some common pitfalls in the garage buying process AND get the BEST GARAGE possible...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

A barn is used for many things besides shelter for your livestock. Evaluate your needs before you begin building a barn.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Where will you store your other tools and equipment?
  • How many horses do you / will you have?
  • What size / breed horses do you have?
  • Do you need room for a tractor, manure spreader, or other farm vehicles?
  • Have you considered adding an enclosed or open storage area within the barn?
  • What about using an (extra) stall to store smaller things or...
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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Ideal horse stall dimensions depend on a few factors. If your horse will spend most of his time inside, you'll want something bigger. If he'll be getting lots of turnout, you can get away with something smaller. Nonetheless, a horse should be able to turn around, lie down, and get up comfortably. You should also consider how territorial your horse is. How well he gets along with others in close quarters. Should you opt for solid instead of barred stall partitions?  Our horse barns offer plenty of room for your...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

How Big of a Run-In Shed Do I Need?

 

Many people are unsure about what size run-in horse shed to buy. While there are some general guidelines regarding the optimal size, much of determining what size shelter is best depends on your horse(s).

Some online sources recommend providing a minimum space of 12'x12' for each horse. Another source recommends 10'x10'. Yet another suggests space should be calculated as 60-80 square feet per...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Buy Stalls

The board versus buy dilemma.
You've always dreamed about owning a horse and keeping it a home. Whether you already have property or are thinking about buying property, it's a good idea to start thinking carefully about whether keeping your horses at home or boarding horses is the right thing - before you buy a barn!

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa
Prefab barn with loft and dormers - 34x36

What would it cost to construct a four stall center aisle horse barn with wash stall, tack/feed room and hayloft on your property? How much time would it take?

The cost to build a barn when you go with contractors who specialize in building them will typically run between $70,000 and $90,000 and it will take weeks or even months to get the job done....

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa
Buying a horse barn isn't something you do every day. Most likely, it's a once-in-a-lifetime purchase. There are so many details in building a horse barn just thinking about them can be overwhelming. However, breaking your barn project into smaller pieces makes the process much more manageable and less intimidating.
 

 

Our experience shows that if you're able to follow these steps and stay on track you'll have your barn set up and ready to go in no time at all.

The time line below is an example that can work if you buy a one-horse run-in shed to a big 12-stall...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Horse barn planning for building a horse barn on your property can be a large undertaking. There are so many choices and details to take care of. From stick-built to prefab modular horse barns, simple run-in sheds and barn kits, loafing shed kits and stall kits - all have aspects requiring planning and decision making.

We specialize in prefab and modular horse barns. Here's a list of Insider Tips to help you avoid some common pitfalls in the horse barn buying process AND get the BEST horse barn possible!

10 Insider Tips for...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

12 Questions to Ask Before You Buy

1.What's the very first thing I need to do? What about site preparation? Horizon Structures offers free consultation on the physical site preparation. Placement of your new barn is crucial. You need to consider existing power source, distance for your main barn, prevailing wind direction, air flow and exposure. How often will you be working in this barn?  It's wise to consider how many steps it takes to get to your new barn before you take delivery -...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Coop Contest

 

Well folks, it certainly has been a busy summer here at Horizon Structures.

If you have been visiting our facebook page we have been working hard to post pictures of our customers sheds and garages to help provide some inspiration to your new building design.

While we have been busy, we are still here to pick up the phone for all of your questions and are happy to get...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Mule Delivery

A Very popular question and concern that we get here at Horizon Structures come from our customers who may have a very small area for the delivery of their barn or garage and think that there is no way that we will be able to get their structure in place other than using a build on site method.
Well folks, I'm here to tell you that if you have not heard about our shed mule, you are in for a treat.

Many times our customers worry that our only means of delivery for their barns and garages is via...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Horses Love Barn Horse Barns For Sale I received this picture from a very special customer in Florida whose barn we are building this week.

It just goes to show that horses are very observant and curious about changes to their surroundings.  I truly believe they DO care about where they live. 

We customized and downsized one of our standard...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Garage Shed

With the Spring in full cry and the sound of birds waking most of us up as early as 3:45 am we all know that it's time to open up the garage for business.

Why now you say? Well with the winters around our area here in PA we aren't having or haven't seen a decent snow storm in a year or two so the snow blower has been sitting idle for most of the winter. And the rock salt sits in it's bucket just waiting to be used but alas not so this season.

But what's this? Finally...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

You have probably seen a growing trend in backyard chickens. They're in the country, they're in the suburbs, they're taking over. If you still do not know why chickens are becoming the new number one pet, here are some reasons and benefits of raising chickens.

Chickens are eco-friendly. Yes, these little guys help keep food waste out of the garbage because they will eat table scraps. If you have a left-over salad or some fruit that may be just past its freshness date, your chickens will love it. Of course you should never feed them food that is spoiled, but they won't care about...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Horizon Structures is proud to announce that we have a new product available!

We're well aware that increasing numbers of people are enjoying miniature horses and that owning a VSE (Very Small Equine) is getting to be more and more popular.  Look no further for the perfect mini horse barn for your little friend.

Horizon Structures now offers our shed row barns in a downsized version to accommodate minis.  We have taken our very popular shed row horse barn and scaled everything down to a small equine's proportions.  Now, your miniature...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Friday, April 5, 2013

It's Been A Year

 

Hello there Horizon Structures fans.

Mike Rinier here from Horizon Structures Customer Service and Sales.

I wanted to take a moment to give you an update since I have now been with Horizon for just over a year.
I have had a great time here with our project and sales team thus far and have had the opportunity to learn many things including the ins and outs of...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Inspiration For Us All

 

To all of our customers and friends of Horizon Structures out there and anyone who comes across our blogs, I wanted to post this as I found it very inspirational. While I myself am not a football fan, I did find the farmer appreciation commercial that a truck company did for this years super bowl game and watched the video that included this speech from the...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

As the spring season is quickly approaching I can tell you that we are doing many quotes right now for both stock and customized horse barns.
If you are new to checking out the Horizon Structures website and maybe you don't have our Perfect Barn catalog in your hands just yet. I thought I would address one of the most popular questions we receive here. "How big should a horse stall be?"

Duratemp Stall

Well here is some advice straight out of our catalog. I hope that it is helpful.

A 12'x12'...

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November 1, 2014 posted by Jill Siragusa

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