LOAFING SHEDS (Enclosures)
(4) 12' x 12' stalls with custom 12' x 16' enclosed stall
12' x 24' with open gables and feeders mounted outside backwall
Walls sheeted to 5'
12' x 12', closed gables, feed door
12' x 36', 3 stall, with feed doors
12' x 24', wire interior, closed gables, divider wall
Feeder Doors in 12' x 24' enclosure (corrals and posts by
12' x 8' Loafing Shed with closed gables and feeder
Also known as 3-sided ENCLOSURES, these barns have one or more stalls side by side, most
often with wall sheeting on three sides.
There are many options available, such as partial or full sheeting on all sides,
feeders, feed doors, tack and hay rooms, and color sheeting. The roof is single slope
and usually 12' deep, though depths from 8' to 24' can be custom made.
If you are interested in a roof overhang, see our page on
shedrow barns for enclosures with gabled roofs.
These buildings can be used as a stand-alone loafing shed in a pasture area, or
can be an enclosure with corrals attached to it for runs.
The walls can be built with wire fabric welded to the frame to protect the
sheeting from kicks and to better separate the horses. There can also be doors
to exterior stall runs.
For ideas on the types of panels available for the dividers and exterior
corrals, see our pipe and wire panel photos.
They are available in a variety of colors. Installation is available in
our regular service area, but many of our customers install the buildings
We can provide engineering for the 2001 CBC and 2002 LACO Building Codes (and
most other local California codes and updates) with little or no changes to
standard designs, and can accommodate most custom requests with engineering as
Grading, concrete, site, etc are important parts of the permit process, so
please feel free to contact us for more information, and we also recommend
contacting your local building department. We are a
licensed City of Los Angeles type I lws fabricator, which satisfies many
building departments' welding requirements. We build regularly in 20 and
30 lb/psf roof snow load areas, but can also engineer for 40 lb/psf if your
location requires a heavier load.
These structures use a zee purlin roof system, and sleeved purlin and concrete
anchor connections that provide the strength needed to resist wind loads.
This makes a much stronger structure than the pipe roof frames that many
customers use. It also allows the structure to be relocated if you move
and want to take it with you.
The gables (triangular openings on the sides) can be open or closed, and the
sheeting can be galvanized or your choice of standard colors. You
can choose a different color for the walls, roof, and trim. The
underside of sheeting is always white and the framing is galvanized (or galvalume). We use quality steel sheeting and the wall frames are 1 7/8"
Installation can be done by our crew, or we can
provide a kit with installation instructions for do-it-yourselfers and
We take great care in our quality control and field installations.
However, site preparation (grading) is very important to the safety and function
of the end-product, so please feel free to give us a call to discuss your job
(2) 12' x 12' stalls with 12' x 12'
open storage area
Open endwall with gate
Partially sheeted sidewall and front (brace panels
removed after concrete dries)
12' x 36', feed doors, closed gables, oversized
12' x 24' with open gables, feeder doors, and low-side eave overhang
8' deep, closed gable
12' x 12' stall with 6' x 12' hay room
12'x12' Closed gable enclosure
18' Deep Enclosure
12' x 96'
12' x 12' Open Storage Shed
Custom door, gutter
Custom loafing shed, gabled roof
12' x 12' with unsheeted front and side feeder, 12' x 12' hay
(2) 12' x 12' stalls, open gable, wire divider
12' x 96', (8) 12' x 12' stalls with 12' wire runs (12'x24' total corral
area) with exterior feeders
12' x 12' Enclosures
Partially enclosed front with extension to roof.