Looking after your wooden stables is very important to maximise the longevity of  them, cared for properly they will remain in outstanding condition for many years to come.

The Timber 

Our wooden stables are all supplied with pressure treated timbers this includes the cladding of your choice, framing, roof joists and all timber doors.

Pressure treated timber is produced by forcing a chemical preservative into the wood. The timber is placed into a pressure treatment tank where the treatment is applied with pressure. This penetrates deep into the timber, which makes the timber more durable, and able to withstand exposure to the elements and moisture. The treatment extends the lifespan of the wood, making it more cost effective in the long run over untreated timber.

  1. Pressure treated timber protects against rot, decay, insect and fungal attack.
  2. Especially durable for outside projects where timber is exposed to the elements and moisture.
  3. Extends the longevity of the timber.
  4. It is an economical choice. Treated timber only costs a little more than untreated timber, so by using the treated version, you are less likely to have to replace it when used in the correct application.
  5. Low maintenance. The treatment protects the timber for many years, but it is also recommended that you retreat the timber from time to time to protect its longevity.
  6. Environmentally friendly and non toxic to animals.

We recommend you stain your wooden stables externally with an outdoor wood preservative to a colour of your choice or a clear preserver every other year.

Being a natural product wood is not perfect.It can be affected by atmospheric changes, expanding and contracting as it repeatedly absorbs then loses moisture. It can lose colour, get dirty, support mould growth and quickly begin to look unsightly.

The Roof 

Minor upkeep of the wooden stables roof is important to maintain optimum performance. Minor maintenance involves carrying out regular visual inspections of the roof, usually twice a year in the Spring and Autumn. However, as a minimum visual inspection should be carried out by suitably experienced persons at least once per year and always after severe storms or extreme weather.
Inspection of the roof should always start from the inside of the building; such checks should be carried out prior to the exterior inspections. Where practicable, roofs from-the outside should be inspected from the eaves or gable ends, avoiding the need for traffic on the roof.

  • Do not allow leaf debris to build up on surface of any roof, left unattended debris will form leaf mould which by holding moisture.
  • Remove debris, such as pine needles and broken branches in a non-abrasive manor
  • Tree and shrub branches – check that overhanging branches are not in contact with the surface of the roof, wind generated movement can result in mechanical damage to the surface of some roof coverings
  • Keep gutters clean to promote proper water drainage
  • Look for signs of any cracked or broken sheets caused by possible impact or wind damage
  • Look for any interior evidence in the wooden stables of roof leaks or dampness
  • Translucent sheets maybe more susceptible to cracking so please check regularly.

Ironmongery 

Clean and lubricate ironmongery, check for lose screws and tighten if necessary.