by American Stalls January 25, 2021
As horse people, we understand that horse stalls are significant investments for any horse barn.
Although we custom build fully welded horse stalls, we understand that clients often want some cushion and flexibility when it comes to costs. That is why we also offer horse stall kits.
Our horse stall kits are designed to provide you high quality horse stall components while striking a balance with costs. These kit stall components allow you to build safe, durable, and properly engineered stalls with minimal carpentry work. Our horse stall kits include some combination of:
Horse stall fronts usually will include grillwork, u-channels, and a stall door of your choice. Horse stall partitions will include grillwork, u-channels, and wall stiffeners.
Horse Stall Kit Components – Explained:
U-Channels are vertical steel channels that hold the tongue and groove lumber in place. We manufacture our u-channels in two lengths including 4′ and 8′.
4′ U-channels are often used for stall front sections and horse stall partitions. Once installed, a client can then install grillwork on top of the installed tongue and groove lumber. 8′ U-channels are often used for full wood partitions between horse stalls.
Grillwork is also known as a “horse stall window” or “grate.” Grillwork is usually installed along the top halves of stall fronts and stall partitions. Our grillwork include the following standard specifications:
Our stall front and stall divider grillwork uses concealed welding so our steel bars are punched through laser cut steel frame. The bars are then welded on the interior of the frame. All welds are then out of sight on the underside of the channels. This is a small detail, but adds to the longevity and durability of your horse stall.
Wall stiffeners, otherwise known as wall braces, add more rigidity to your stall walls. They achieve this by connecting the tongue and groove lumber boards together. Wall stiffeners are most commonly used for horse stall partitions, but can also be used for stall fronts.
All wall stiffeners are constructed of heavy-duty 14-GA United States steel and come with proper fasteners.
There are two primary types of stall doors including hinged stall doors and sliding stall doors.
Hinged stall doors make for a beautiful, traditional look. Clients often use our Stall Gates as their primary stall doors. More often though, we see that clients use our hinged Stall Gates as a complement to an existing sliding stall door. Regardless of your choice, clients should account that hinged stall doors require more aisle space since the door swings outwards. For this reason, we usually recommend clients to account for at least 12' for their horse barn's aisle width.
The second option, Sliding horse stall doors, tend to be the most popular among horse barns. This stall door style is generally more safe than hinged stall doors. This is because sliding stall doors slide alongside a horse stall front. As a result, the sliding horse stall door lies flush with the existing stall front. This means that the sliding stall door is not protruding or sticking out in a horse barn's aisle. When deciding on kit stall, the stall door is often the one place where the client spends time on their decision.
Do you have more questions regarding a horse stall kit? Our team has put together a helpful guide to provide more images and information regarding our horse stall kit options. You can download this guide by clicking here (Dropbox link).
Additionally, our team of experts is here to help you decide between the various options including sliding stall doors, hinged stall gates, grillwork sizes, and so much more. Contact our team today and one of our reps will be in touch within 24 hours.