by American Stalls October 05, 2022
While often an afterthought, the aisle way is an important piece of real estate in any barn. It's where our horses are led in and out of their stalls. It's where we socialize with our fellow friends. In short, it's where all the day-to-day action happens.
Depending on the barn's age, older barns tend to have more narrow aisles while newer barns tend to have wider aisles. As you look to build your barn, we strongly recommend to build it right the first time.
On the surface, aisles can seem like space that just adds square footage to a barn. In today's world, that often means more construction costs since the building is widened. As a result, we often hear about the clients reducing the aisle width to cut construction costs.
Whether you have Hinged Horse Stalls or Sliding Horse Stalls, we recommend a minimum aisle width of 12’. We believe that this width is a minimum. Wider is always better! Why do we believe this? It's because a 12’ aisle will allow:
The above list is far from an exhaustive list on the benefits of wide aisles. In our barn projects, we work with clients to ensure their barns promote airflow, natural sunlight, and overall comfort. We strongly believe that thoughtful aisles are critical to achieve all of those 3 factors.
Do you have any questions on this post or simply need help with your barn project? You can reach us at email@example.com or a call at (855) 957-8255. Alternatively, you can also complete our Contact Us Form. Our team looks forward to helping you with your stabling equipment project!