Design & construction of equestrian buildings

Welcome It is my pleasure to introduce you to Harrison Lane, a specialist provider of high quality equestrian facilities and rural buildings including: • Stables, tie-up stalls, loose boxes and tack rooms • Quarantine facilities and club rooms • Barns, lofts & accommodation Each project is custom designed by Harrison Lane to suit our customer’s exact requirements. Being a rider myself and having worked with horses for many years, I have a well developed understanding of equine requirements. This means I can add real value to the design process, ensuring each building is sensitive to the needs of the horses and the people working with them. I am constantly on the lookout for innovative ideas and new suppliers we can partner with to make our buildings even better. My extended design, engineering and construction team are all vastly experienced in rural buildings, many with 30 plus years experience. We all have different skills that we bring to the design table and our customer satisfaction record bears testimony to the value this brings to our clients’ projects. We can advise on stall dimensions, head heights, breezeways and appropriate building materials, ensuring the wellbeing of your horses and the convenience and safety of everyone working with them. Whether your stable complex is to be relatively simple or simply astounding, our design team works with you to develop your vision, ensuring the end result reflects your personal style. We handle the entire project from concept to handover, ensuring your plans come to fruition without stress and to the standards agreed at the outset. We would be delighted to assist anyone who requires a quality rural/equestrian building - designed with the care and attention that only another horse lover can provide! Yours sincerely, Laura Daly, Director 3
Welcome It is my pleasure to introduce you to Harrison Lane, a specialist provider of high quality equestrian facilities a...
Philosophy Harrison Lane’s designers and engineers have been crafting rural buildings to suit the individual needs of New Zealand customers for the last 3 decades. Now specifically focussing on the needs of the equine sector, we are totally committed to successful outcomes for each and every one of our customers. Whether you envisage a complex equestrian function centre, an arena, barn, loft or stable, you will receive the same total team focus on the end result. “Our mission is to provide our customers with the highest quality timber framed buildings. We know that we hold your absolute satisfaction in our hands and that our reputation rests in yours.” 4
Philosophy Harrison Lane   s designers and engineers have been crafting rural buildings to suit the individual needs of Ne...
Contents 7 Key Facts.........................................................................................................................................6 Building Selection..............................................................................................................................7 Siting.................... ...............................................................................................................................8 Floor Plan...........................................................................................................................................9 Specification......................................................................................................................................10 Building Materials...........................................................................................................................12 The Journey.....................................................................................................................................14 A Few Questions............................................................................................................................16 Testimonials......................................................................................................................................18 Design & Price Estimate................................................................................................................23 5
Contents 7 Key Facts.........................................................................................................
7 Key Facts 1. A Straightforward, Easy Process 5. Reputation is Everything to Us When you build with Harrison Lane you can rest assured that from the initial design meeting to completion and handover the process will be made easy for you. All you have to do is tell us what you want – we manage the design, consenting process, engineering and construction. There are no hidden surprises! We spend very little money on marketing – we don’t need to! Almost all of our business is referral from past customers or repeat business. Satisfaction Assured: YES! a 2. 30 Years Experience They say money can’t buy experience. Well for over 30 years our designers and engineers have been designing and building lifestyle buildings for discerning clients. On the construction side, our builders have 15 years under their tool belts. With this combination, there’s not much we don’t know or haven’t experienced at some time. Satisfaction Assured: YES! a 3. Custom Builders Starting from scratch or from one of our many previous designs we work with you to personalise your building to meet your needs without trying to shoe-horn you into a ‘standard design’. At the end of the day our job is to achieve the best possible outcome with the resources at our disposal. This means you get your design the way you want it with no compromises. Satisfaction Assured: YES! a 4. Structurally Superior Design Many companies design purely to meet the minimum requirements of the NZ Building Code. We don’t - full stop! Your building will be specifically engineered and, where our 30 years of experience deems it necessary, will exceed the baseline requirements of the NZ Building Code to ensure high quality and durability. Satisfaction Assured: YES! 6 a When we ask people how they heard about us more often than not they will say something like “A good friend let me in on the secret!” There is simply no better endorsement than that! You can take comfort in the fact that we just can’t afford to have a single unhappy customer. Satisfaction Assured: YES! a 6. A Fully Supervised Building Site You will have a dedicated project construction manager for your building project. They will be responsible for scheduling sub-contractors, materials, timely progress and ensuring premium quality workmanship and safe working practices. You can be assured that they take their responsibility seriously and will keep you informed every step of the way. Satisfaction Assured: YES! a 7. Careful Selection of Partners We are very particular about the suppliers and subcontractors who represent us on our building sites. We are proud to say that our builders have worked for 15 years and are among the best in the industry. They are instilled with our values of integrity, timeliness, premium quality workmanship and attention to detail. You will find any of our representatives on your building site to be polite, respectful, informative and eager to help. Satisfaction Assured: YES! a
7 Key Facts 1. A Straightforward, Easy Process  5. Reputation is Everything to Us  When you build with Harrison Lane you c...
Building Selection Whatever your requirements, we can design a building to suit. All our buildings are custom designed, so please do not hesitate to contact us and discuss your particular requirements. Stables & Equestrian Facilities - simple or simply sublime! Barns - with or without accommodation Utility Buildings - Horse float, truck/trailer parking, hay/feed stores Community/Equestrian Group Facilities 7
Building Selection Whatever your requirements, we can design a building to suit. All our buildings are custom designed, so...
Siting Before design can commence you must decide where on your property you are going to put your new stables. Important factors are: Sun Familiarize yourself with the path of the sun and how it changes with the seasons. The area you find shaded at the time of planning may be exposed at another time of year. Tip – for a row of stables avoid facing them directly into the afternoon sun. Prevailing Winds Again familiarize yourself with where your main winds come from during different times of the year and plan the siting to provide the least impact from winds and rain. Hint – site to prevent prevailing winds and rain to the front of your row complex or end breezeway doors. Terrain Slope of the land and excavation. Significant cutting and filling has a cost factor: Additional costs for excavation, footings, retaining walls and the installation of drainage materials may be incurred if the site is not flat. Drainage As above, carefully site the complex to reduce drainage requirements and problems. Access The siting of your stable complex must provide the maximum efficiency for the movement of horses, personnel and suppliers. Consider - access for vehicles, parking, floating and the layout of adjoining roadways and laneways; location of the stable complex in relation to the main house, office, other horse facilities (arenas, round yards) paddocks, manure pits etc; deliveries of feed, bedding, etc, and the removal of bedding and manure. Good planning, allowing ease of movement, reduces time and labour costs. 8
Siting Before design can commence you must decide where on your property you are going to put your new stables. Important ...
Floor Plan Firstly, establish your requirements for your stable complex: • • • • How many stables are needed and what size? Are there any specialist requirements to consider? What other facilities do you require? Once determined this will give you an indication of which floor plan will suit. Stable Size • The British Horse Society recommends a minimum stable size of 3.65m x 3.65m for horses and preferably 3.65m x 4.25m for larger individuals. • For ponies the recommended minimum dimensions should be 3m x 3m or 3m x 3.65m for larger • • • • • • ponies. The height of the stable should be between 2.8m and 3.6m, with a minimum of 1m clearance of the roof. Larger stalls are required for foaling and stallion bays. Feed and tack rooms can be sized to suit. Decide whether you require a combined tack/feed or for them to be separate. Covered walkways and breeze ways are a fantastic way for you and your horse to keep out of inclement weather or take protection from the fierce NZ sun. When taking these into consideration think about the clearance for the horse, usually 2.8m is sufficient and breezeways need to be in excess of 3m wide. 9
Floor Plan Firstly, establish your requirements for your stable complex                       How many stables are needed ...
Specification The specification for your stable will be as individual as you are: Once you have chosen your layout the specification will be determined by the building’s use, building consent requirements, budget and your own personal taste. With Harrison Lane you can completely customize your building. Items that influence the design and cost are explained below to help you develop your specification. As design and build specialists, Harrison Lane will undertake any specification. If there are items we have not mentioned that are relevant to your project, please call to discuss this with us. The Structure & Materials Roof Your style of roof will determine what type of building structure is required. For example a mono pitch roof requires a different design to a pitch roof. The steeper you make the pitch the higher the building and the more grand it becomes. A minimum of an 8 degree pitch is required for corrugated roofing. Clearlites provide good natural light but they have a heat factor. For breezeway complexes we recommend that clearlights be installed over the breezeway section only of the complex and not over the stables. Should clearlights be required to the stables, feed, tack and wash down areas we suggest that only one clearlight be placed in the roof at the intersection of 2 bays – instead of one panel to each bay – this will reduce the heat factor whilst still providing adequate light. Exterior Cladding The exterior cladding of the building and lining of the stables and or tack/ feed rooms will establish what framing is required. Painting or staining timber cladding gives you the option of tying the building in with others on the property. 3 Choices for cladding the building are: • Ply and Batten, Weatherboards, Vertical or horizontal corrugated steel The effects of concrete flooring in stables on horses legs can be lessened by some fabulous products on the market now. Karaka Farms offers a cushioned floor that is easily cleaned and truly tested successfully in the market place. Magnum industries can supply a range of rubber matting solutions to reduce the affects of fatigue and swelling. Harrison Lane have a unique flooring system that reduces cost and allows for free draining stables. 10
Specification The specification for your stable will be as individual as you are  Once you have chosen your layout the spe...
Interior Lining Harrison Lane offers a range of stable linings dependant on your own ideas and budget. Please refer to our materials page for these options. Wooden claddings are the most popular and cost effective options, how you are going to protect your wood against cribbing is an important aspect to take into account. You can read more about this on our website at http://www.harrisonlane.co.nz/harrisonlane/blog/timber_vs_steel/. Stable Doors and Windows • Swing, stables doors (internal) - choice of a bottom solid door only or twin swing doors (top door • • • • • solid/mesh/grill/anti-weave) Sliding, stable doors (internal) - generally a solid lower section with the top section in grill or mesh. Rear access swing doors from the stable to day yards or laneways. Window opening for ventilation with shutters and with or without grill or mesh panels. Doors to breezeway ends can either be twin, sliding doors or a roller door. Swing doors are generally not preferred as these are hard to handle if the wind catches them and with horses. Roller doors to external for feed rooms or storage areas to allow external direct access. Building Features For that final touch, consider some finishing items such as a weather vane, decorative vents, roof features and special colours. We’ll be delighted to discuss all your ideas and requirements. 11
Interior Lining Harrison Lane offers a range of stable linings dependant on your own ideas and budget. Please refer to our...
Building Materials Choose from a range of contemporary or traditional building materials 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Linings 1. Plywood 9mm-45mm thickness 2. Tongue and Groove Timber as stable wall cladding 3. Magnaclad 4. Fence palings 12 Cladding 5. Ply & batten, smooth or rough sawn 6. Weatherboard 7. Corrugate profile steel wall cladding Flooring 8. Exposed agregate 9. Concrete with edging 10. Polished concrete 11. Strand board 12. Particle board
Building Materials Choose from a range of contemporary or traditional building materials  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  1...
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Enclosing stables/yards 13. Timber gates 14. Metal gates 15. Sliding doors 16. Hinged doors Roofing 17. Corrugate profile 18. Clearlights 19. Tiles 13
13  14  15  16  17  18  19  Enclosing stables yards 13. Timber gates 14. Metal gates 15. Sliding doors 16. Hinged doors  R...
The Journey You’ll find below the key milestones along the route to creating your new building and we’ll be with you every step of the way. 1 Your idea 2 Our Estimate Use this brochure along with our design and price estimate questionnaire, to help formulate your initial thoughts on the type, shape, size and specification of your desired building. A rough sketch on paper is a good starting point. It’s important to talk through your ideas, so at this early stage get in touch. We can discuss the bare bones of your idea, offering you some immediate feedback and, all importantly, provide you with an estimate. After our initial discussion, we will prepare your first written estimate in which we will provide you with a detailed specification, sketch drawing and price bracket. 3 The Site Visit The next stage is meeting at your site. This will enable you to get to know us a little better and for us to discuss further the layout and location of your scheme with you; review the specification in conjunction with material samples and check site access for our delivery vehicles. We will follow up this site visit with our final quotation, supplied with a 3D drawing to help you visualise your building. 4 5 14 Our References You may wish to see our buildings for yourself and talk to the owners – our past clients. We would be happy to arrange this at a time to suit. The Paperwork On receipt of your deposit our draughtsman will begin to draw up your plans from the concepts and drawings that we have done together so far. Minor alterations can still be made at this stage. Once the plans are complete we will submit them to the appropriate council with the completed building consent and fees. Building consents take around 20 working days to be considered and returned to us. Once we have the approved building consent we can then agree a starting date.
The Journey You   ll find below the key milestones along the route to creating your new building and we   ll be with you e...
6 7 8 9 Building consent Building consent will be required for your building. Part of the design and build package that we offer is inclusive of managing your building consent process. We may also need to check what criteria may need to be fulfilled in your zoning and that a resource consent is not needed. The Build When the starting date arrives our team of highly skilled tradesmen will arrive on site and begin the construction of your building. We have a dedicated site supervisor who will ensure the smooth running of your project. Working productively and courteously at all times, our team wil leave the site tidy on completion of our work. Our Aftercare Any items that arise, such as adjusting a door, will be promptly addressed with a return visit from our construction team. Please pick up the telephone and call us if you have any concerns at all. Our Reputation Our buildings are designed and engineered to last a generation and more. We are confident that they will provide you with long lasting satisfaction. Many of our clients agree to become a reference site for prospective clients and we hope you will too. For more information and recent projects please visit our website www.harrisonlane.co.nz or contact Laura on 09 947 9178. 15
6 7 8 9  Building consent Building consent will be required for your building. Part of the design and build package that w...
A Few Questions Rest assured, there is no such thing as a silly question. Here are the answers to a few we are asked regularly. 1. How long does it take to build? Remember that prior to construction we have to complete the detailed drawings and obtain a Building Consent from Council. This will take a minimum of two months and could be longer depending on Councils processing time. The actual build time for your project will be dependent on size and specification. 2. What payments do I need to make and when? We have a structured progress payment system with payments at five milestones throughout the project. The payments are timed to coincide with the actual completed work on the project so that you’re not paying in advance for work that hasn’t been completed. 3. How do I find out if I need a Resource Consent for my project? Depending on what zone your property is in under the relevant District Plan and the particular rules for that zone you may be required to obtain a Resource Consent as well as a Building Consent for your project. The best way to find out is to make an appointment with a Town Planner at your Council office to discuss the proposed project. This should be done early on in the planning process so that any implications are understood. 4. How long do I have to complete the interior of the building once Harrison Lane have built it to ‘shell lock-up’ stage? A Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) is issued by Council at the end of your Project. It is an important document that certifies that all work has been completed as per the Building Consent.You have two years from the time that the Building Consent was granted in which to apply for a CCC. In some instances Council will grant an extension to this time. 5. Can you build on a sloping site? In short – Yes. We pride ourselves on our ability to develop building solutions on challenging sites. We have many past projects that demonstrate this. 6. Is it cheaper to have a concrete floor or a timber one? A concrete foundation and floor is generally cheaper than timber. However you also need to consider the topography and cost of site preparation. There is a point where the additional cost of excavation and retaining on a sloping site to create a level building platform for a concrete floor makes it more cost effective to use a timber pile and timber floor solution. 7. Do I have to deal with Council and lodge my own building consent? No. Harrison Lane will manage all contact with Council for you. 16
A Few Questions Rest assured, there is no such thing as a silly question. Here are the answers to a few we are asked regul...
8. Do you have standard plans to choose from? We are custom builders and every design is specific to the customer. Having said that we have many past projects to refer to and often we will use a previous appealing design as a starting point and then work with you to personalise the design to suit your needs. 9. What choice of wall claddings do I have? In most instances we are happy to work with whatever wall cladding you choose. The most common choices in a rural setting are ply or board and batten, corrugated steel and bevel backed weatherboards. 10. Is it cheaper to build a pitched roof or an arched roof? There are other factors that come into play as well as whether the roof is a pitched or arch design. This means that its hard to make a direct comparison. The reality is that there’s not much in it either way. We suggest that you base your decision on the style of roof that you most like the look of and let us find the solution that fits your budget. 11. Are you Licensed Building Practioners (LBP) and what does this mean? Yes we are. From March 2012 only LBP’s may carry out or supervise certain types of building work on homes and small to medium sized apartments. This type of building work is known as ‘restricted’ and deemed to be critical to the integrity of the building. There was also an amendment to the Building Act passed at this time that allows Owner-Builders to carry out Restricted Building Work on their own home. For more information on this visit http://www.harrisonlane.co.nz/harrisonlane/blog/ licensed/. You are bound to have other questions and we are more than happy to answer all of them. Give us a call, or note them down and attach them to the pre-design questionnaire at the back of this document, so we can go through them when we meet. 17
8. Do you have standard plans to choose from  We are custom builders and every design is specific to the customer. Having ...
Testimonials “When we decided to build a barn we went straight to Harrison Lane. We knew there were other companies out there who may design a good looking building, but we needed to be secure in the knowledge that our stables were going to have the horses requirements as paramount. We realized prior to building that there are a lot of equestrian buildings out there but not all of them are designed in an efficient or particularly horse friendly manner. There are many details pertaining to horses that other builders may not be aware of. From the outset, Laura was amazingly efficient. She constantly reverted to us with emails advising of costings, variables and great advice. I had a fairly good idea of what I wanted the building to look like but wasn’t sure of the ideal dimensions each area needed to be. Laura tirelessly measured things out for me and went to a lot of effort in making sure that I saw other barns with some of the dimensions that I was looking at incorporating in ours. The choices in products were brought in as samples and the variables in price were given as options as the project developed. There were no surprises cost wise and everything was built with quality in mind but I was still able to adhere to my tight budget. The stables are an absolute credit to Harrison Lane and I have had builders on site (from other projects) comment that the stables are “a work of art”! We couldn’t be more thrilled with the finished building. Our ponies are relaxed and happy in their spacious surroundings and we are delighted with the ease of efficiency in regards to the layout of the washbays and tack room. The undercover tie up area and the generous boxes have a great feel. We couldn’t be more thrilled and highly recommend Harrison Lane to anyone wanting to build a barn or stables, from an efficient company who kept our tight budget well on track.” Nicki Dalton, 7 August 2014 18
Testimonials    When we decided to build a barn we went straight to Harrison Lane. We knew there were other companies out ...
Lux Farm Barn “Laura at Harrison Lane has been outstanding in her management of our Barn project. Laura kept us well informed of progress (we were not living on site), consulted well on potential cost variations and effortlessly accommodated the addition of a potting “lean-to” early in the construction phase. She was a pleasure to work with. We received regular photographic updates of progress on the build. Harrison Lane came highly recommended by Nautica who were undertaking our house build. Their clients had worked with Harrison Lane successfully on other barn builds that needed to visually fit with their new house builds. We are delighted with the quality of the build and how well the barn sits with the house and other outbuildings. This has been achieved through the careful use of alignment with the house, repetition of house materials and colours, the scale of the build and attention to detail in achieving a bespoke solution. Laura’s service is at all times friendly and thoroughly professional and I am happy to recommend her for similar projects. Murray & Angela Horn 4 November 2013 19
Lux Farm Barn    Laura at Harrison Lane has been outstanding in her management of our Barn project. Laura kept us well inf...
Auckland Manukau Dressage Group The committee of the Auckland Manukau Dressage Group would like to share how pleased we are with our new clubrooms. We now have great conditions for our event organisers, secretary and scorer to work in, a lovely meeting area for riders and wonderful views of our arenas. Your team worked so well with our development sub-committee and have responded to all our requests and given us good ideas to improve on our original concepts. We are very pleased with the finished result and also how well you were able to work within our budget. Please thank your team on our behalf and feel free to show any prospective customers the finished result at any time. We are in the process of applying for funding for stables and we will be sure to be looking to your team to construct those for us once we have funds available. Kind Regards Julie Malcolm - President Auckland Manukau Dressage Group 3 May 2011 20
Auckland Manukau Dressage Group The committee of the Auckland Manukau Dressage Group would like to share how pleased we ar...
Oakbrae Equestrian It was great to have Harrison Lane involved in our stable complex right from the very early planning stages. Their experience and advice was invaluable to us during the critical design phase ensuring that I looked at many different stable complexes, built for different clients, was very helpful. From this we gained a lot of clarity on the design. We are thrilled with the way the new barn functions for us and their helpful team made the building process as stress free as possible. On a final note, we are also pleased to say that they do follow up their clients and give great after sales service. Linda Buttle Oakbrae Equestrian 3 March 2011 21
                  Oakbrae Equestrian It was great to have Harrison Lane involved in our stable complex right from the very...
Design & Price Estimate Why you should take a couple of minutes to complete this questionnaire... To get started, we’d like you to tell us a little about the project you have in mind. The following questions have been designed to help us adequately prepare for your one-on-one, NO OBLIGATION, design and price estimate meeting. CONFIDENTIALITY NOTE: The information contained within this questionnaire is confidential information, intended only for the use of Harrison Lane and the person completing this questionnaire. If the receiver of this questionnaire is not the intended recipient, the receiver is hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, copy or publication of the questionnaire is strictly prohibited. 1. Who are the decision makers for the project? It is important for us to know all the key decision makers so that no-one is left out of the loop. We also recommend that all decision makers participate in the design meeting, The decision makers are: …………………………………………………… 2. What is the physical address of the building site? Often we can gain helpful information about your site from google maps and council web sites, plus if we know what area your project is in we can consider sub-contractor availability for your project. Site Address: …………………………………………………………………. 3. For what use is the building to be designed? Stable Arena Equestrian Facility Barn/Loft Function Centre Other 4. Do you require a Resource Consent for the building? Yes No Not sure 5. Do you know what size you want the building to be? Don’t worry if you’re not sure but it helps if you have some idea. Ground floor: ................... m2 First floor (if any): ........... m2 6. Is there a style of building that you like? Full Arched Roof American Barn Pitched Roof Gentle Curve Gable Roof Not sure 7. Are there any special requirements? eg. Do you need to fit a horse float, horse truck, campervan or tractor in the building? .......................................................................................................................................................................................... P.T.O. .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 23
Design   Price Estimate Why you should take a couple of minutes to complete this questionnaire... To get started, we   d l...
Please do not hesitate to attach any additional notes. 8. What target budget are we working with to complete the building (incl GST)? $50-$100k $200-$250k Over $300k $100-$150k $250-$300k 9. Do you require the services of our finance broker, or do you have this in hand? Yes, I would like a hand with finance arrangements. No, I already have funding arranged. 10. When would you like your project to be complete? 0-3 months 6-9 months 3-6 months Greater than 9 months 11. Do you have a Geo-technical report for the building site? This is a report from a qualified Geo-technical engineer who tests the load bearing capacity of the soil at your building site (sometimes this report is not necessary but if you do have one it would be helpful to bring it to the design meeting). Yes, I have a geo-tech report. No, I don’t have a geo-tech report. 12. Do you have power to the site? Yes. No. 13. Would you like help with septic and stormwater design? Yes, I would like some help. No, I have this in hand. Finally, please check that your contact details are correctly recorded below: Name: ......................................................................................................................... Postal Address: ......................................................................................................... Street: ........................................................................................................ City/Town: ........................................................................................................ Region/Postcode: .................................................................................................... Phone: ...................................... Mobile: ............................................................ Email: ........................................................................................................................... PLEASE RETURN BEFORE OUR MEETING: POST TO: PO Box 272 1787, Papakura 2244 or EMAIL: laurad@harrisonlane.co.nz We’ll go into more detail when we meet with you but this info is a great start, THANK YOU! One of our dedicated team will be in touch very soon to schedule a mutually suitable time for your design meeting. Date sent: ........................ (Office Use only) 24
Please do not hesitate to attach any additional notes.  8. What target budget are we working with to complete the building...