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Bosspaige
Jul. 7, 2010, 09:27 PM
I am currently boarding my 2 horses and my pony is with a friend and I need to get them home. I had a 6 stall center aisle barn in my last home but have moved and am now looking at affordable options for a new barn. I have looked into the shedrows but given our winters, I really want something with an aisle or covered area to work in. Somewhere on this board a while back, I saw a thread about a shedrow type barn but then it had a closed in aisle built off the back of it.

Can anyone tell me about their 'modified' shedrow barns that have an aisle to them?

clue1005
Jul. 7, 2010, 09:35 PM
I googled modified shedrows and this was one of the first that popped up. There are pictures in the post, I had to register (free) to be able to see them but I think it might be what you're looking for.

http://forums.barrelhorseworld.com/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=311214&posts=14&start=1

asterix
Jul. 8, 2010, 03:24 PM
The barn I board at has a good setup, I think. I can try and take pics tomorrow if my description isn't sufficient...

SO, imagine your big shed-shaped building. The front (long) side is open and level to the ground, the back (long) side is built into the ground.
There is an aisle that runs the length of the front side (we actually have a paddock that abuts this, with a 3 board fence forming the "outside" of the aisle and the paddock on the other side). It's open on that one side, of course, but completely covered. We have lockers along the "back" of this aisle. There are rows of stalls that run the short length of the building, so each row has a little aisle of its own running from back wall to T into the front aisle. Stalls on either side of these little aisles, cross ties on the end where it Ts into main aisle.
At one short end barn opens onto manure pile etc. At the other, instead of a full double row of stalls, we have a half row -- if you walk from front to back stalls are on your right, with a wash stall as first "stall," and on the left is empty space for tying horses to end wall -- more "cross tie" space and farriers/vet work here. Last "stall" space on that side is temp hay storage.

On the very worst stormy days the long open sided aisle will get rain/snow blown in, but mostly it is fine, and the space at the end of the barn is always protected.

Kelly has 2 Fjords!
Jul. 11, 2010, 10:27 AM
We live in Florida, and my husband and I built a modified shed-row barn.

Because of the heat, we built in very open to take advantage of any air movement. We put a 4' over hang in the front and back, and to compensate for not having a covered aisle-way, we built a wash rack that I LOVE!!!

The next thing we're doing to it is to add a tack room down at the far end (I'm still going to keep the feed room seperate), and we're going to close the front of the two stalls on each end (like we did with the middle stall).

We are very pleased with its functionality. And it doesn't look too bad.

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t22/kellygast/Barn/cid_118.jpg

I can't figure out how to get the picture to show up here!

Janet
Jul. 11, 2010, 11:19 AM
Most of what people have posted have been shed rows with an overhang, not an enclosed aisle.

The barn at my parents house could be considered a shed row with an enclosed aisle. It was built in the early 20th century.The aisle was only about 5 feet wide, and if I were to do it again, I would make it 6 or 8 feet.

The open space in the middle had a trap door to the hay loft (with a rope ladder). We used that area for the current hay, and for bedding storage.

The rightmost door to the outside was boarded up, which is why I show it closed.

The tack/feed room was directly connected to the garage, so you could get to the barn without going outside.

Therese
Jul. 11, 2010, 11:49 AM
I can't find any pictures on my computer, but one barn I was at in Germany had a nice set up. They had two "normal" shedrow barns, each with about a meter overhang, facing each other across a 4 meter concrete isle way. They then built a free-standing roof over both structures that over hung the peaks of each shedrow. It was like a carport style roof. When rain came, it would run off the carport, and down to the roofs of the barn, and off the back edges. There were no walls on the ends, just open.

Ended up providing shade, and protection from the elements, but didn't change the air flow considerably. Made a very comfortable situation.

Bluey
Jul. 11, 2010, 01:38 PM
My opinion of the ideal barn, for what that is worth, is that the best use of available space, being cost effective and has the most advantages is a center aisle barn, BAR NONE.
Everything else are compromises.

Shedrows don't have any more airflow than a center aisle barn does.
All can be designed with all kinds of airflow and as closed up for those in the North or open for those in the far South as anyone wishes.

The principle of any structure is to be out of the weather and center aisle barns provide you with the most protection for the least money and materials in a barn.

Shedrow barns you need to frame extra for that front support of the roof and if you want enclosed from the elements, do like we had to, put tarps up and let them down to keep rain and snow from getting in there.

Here is the 22 stall shedrow barn we trained race horses from:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/Robintoo/Scan050March272007.jpg?t=1278869280

If those two sides had been built butting each other, they would have saved framing posts, there would have been a 16' aisle in that middle and we would not have needed tarps to keep water and snow from getting up to the stall doors and could have been snug as a bug inside that aisle in the bad weather.

If building today, I would seriously reconsider any other than center aisle, no matter how big or small a barn we want.

We have all the great outdoors to be out anyway, why bring the outdoors into the barns?:rolleyes:
That defeats the purpose of structures to give us and our horses protection.:confused:

Bluey
Jul. 11, 2010, 01:45 PM
I can't find any pictures on my computer, but one barn I was at in Germany had a nice set up. They had two "normal" shedrow barns, each with about a meter overhang, facing each other across a 4 meter concrete isle way. They then built a free-standing roof over both structures that over hung the peaks of each shedrow. It was like a carport style roof. When rain came, it would run off the carport, and down to the roofs of the barn, and off the back edges. There were no walls on the ends, just open.

Ended up providing shade, and protection from the elements, but didn't change the air flow considerably. Made a very comfortable situation.


I bet that was a neat barn, but I would not call that a shedrow barn, but a standard, center aisle barn with non-standard roofing elements, similar to a regular barn as this one on the upper right, but with an overhang over the lower roof and an unfinished celestory:

http://www.infohorse.com/images/MortonBarnAd.jpg

BasqueMom
Jul. 11, 2010, 01:57 PM
We have a shedrow barn and I hate it--never again. No way to get out
of the elements. It faces east...most of our winds are southerly so no great
airflow in the stalls. Most of our rain comes from the east so the area in front
of their stalls gets muddy even with the overhang. We've had to replace the
metal support posts for the overhang as they were rusting through at ground level.

My ideal barn would have a center aisle and stalls would have dutch doors
also to the outside with an overhang.

Bosspaige
Jul. 11, 2010, 03:03 PM
In my old place I had a 6 stall center aisle barn and it was just awesome. But, given my current circumstances, I need to build something much less expensive....That is why I was thinking a modified shedrow with an enclosed aisle (kinda of like having 2/3rds of my old barn). I am going to meet up with a few builders and see what it is that makes it easier (ie less expensive) to build. I wonder if I could work a 24 x 24 barn somehow with a small aisle area as easily as a 36 x 20 modified shedrow....Hmmmmm.

She's Pure Gold
Jul. 11, 2010, 05:43 PM
I don't have a barn (yet) but designing my future barn is one of my favorite activities ;) I've searched the 'net for pictures of barns that would fit my needs. One I've come across is this http://www.maplegroveconstruction.com/horsebarn-phg14.htm

No idea on the cost, and I realize it's not completely a shedrow, but it's smaller than a center aisle (I think) being only 26' wide.

Also check out this company, if you haven't already. I spend hours daydreaming on their site and they seem like they are flexible with their designs, they might be able to help you out. http://www.horizonstructures.com/

Bosspaige
Jul. 11, 2010, 05:54 PM
Wow Gold.....The Maple Grove barn is almost exactly what I had in mind....Was thinking of an 8' aisle off the back and not sure I have to have the overhang, but other than that, it is just what I had in mind...Thank You!!

Bluey
Jul. 11, 2010, 05:58 PM
I don't have a barn (yet) but designing my future barn is one of my favorite activities ;) I've searched the 'net for pictures of barns that would fit my needs. One I've come across is this http://www.maplegroveconstruction.com/horsebarn-phg14.htm

No idea on the cost, and I realize it's not completely a shedrow, but it's smaller than a center aisle (I think) being only 26' wide.

Also check out this company, if you haven't already. I spend hours daydreaming on their site and they seem like they are flexible with their designs, they might be able to help you out. http://www.horizonstructures.com/

That first link design is somewhat what my neighbor has for his horses and it works well for him, with runs from the stalls out.
The barn is bigger and the other side of the closed in aisle is his shop, where he welds and works on his tractors, but that is something most here would not need.

That is a good design for someone with just that width to work with and needing an overhang in front of the stalls, always a good idea.

Javasmom
Jul. 11, 2010, 07:17 PM
Bosspaige, this builder will not do you wrong. If you have the concept or even a vauge idea, he will draw it out. And he is incredibly reasonable. But you have to meet with him, but it is so worth it. Of course he can build over the top gorgeous barns, but he can also do sensible, practial barns (mine). He built mine, he came in under my budget, built it FAST and kept to my goals, plus he knows horses well and what is safe for them:

http://www.sigfridson.com/

Here is his enclosed shedrow, it's pretty cool, he can make the aisle wide enough for storage plus grooming, etc:
http://www.sigfridson.com/brooklynstable.htm

ayrabz
Jul. 11, 2010, 07:55 PM
One of the things I love (!) about COTH is viewing others photos, and dreaming, and learning!
I know when I was researching barns, etc...I came across this company and really drooled at their photos....

http://www.castlebrookbarns.com/shdrw.html#

because, I was trying to envision/plan a shedrow...with a full 'overhang aisle' as deep as the stalls themselves...then, each 'end' would have the 'doors' to the enclosed 'aisle' and the outside wall (opposite stalls) would be only a half wall...windows (in winter) screens (in summer) the other half/ up....overlooking/adjoining the 'arena'....HA!!!
Yeah...that didn't happen!
but I LOVE the concept/plan.
What I did end up doing, (because I was only planning a two stall /barn.....was in an existing 22x 24 outbuilding, putting two stalls in the backside....opening into the left over 12x24 area as my enclosed 'aisle'....which will double as my 'tackroom' too...(counter under window, corner lockable tack area) two barn doors w/windows to be added...and this 'aisle' has a dutch door at the end that opens directly into a 12 x 24 run in at one end that opens into the paddock area.
So...mine 'is' an 'enclosed aisle' shedrow in a way...but its only 2 stalls of a shedrow. :D with the run in attached at one end.

http://s594.photobucket.com/albums/tt25/ayrabz/Farmette%20Completion%20Sep%2009/?albumview=slideshow

KrazyTBMare
Jul. 11, 2010, 11:06 PM
Not sure if this is what you are looking for but my barn is like a shed row with an aisle in front that is covered. My back windows have doors that close them (great for our bad storms but also keeping cold wind out in the winder).

I did enclose 1 end of the aisle to make my last stall a 10x20.

Heres some older pics...

Looking down the aisle... the very end is now part of a stall
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r186/krazytbmare1/Barn/2007-06-09003.jpg

Back... the wash stall on the far left is now enclosed to be my new tack room (moving feed/hay into my current tack room).
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r186/krazytbmare1/Barn/2007-06-09020.jpg

You can see the new stall front down the aisle in the background
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r186/krazytbmare1/IMG_0033.jpg

It is actually not horrible in the winter (though we ARE in Florida but we had over a week with it going into the teens for over 8 hours at night!)