R&T H.

Pre-Engineered Building post-production hot dipped galvanized trusses for corrosive environments set up on trenched in block foundation.

Type: Pre-engineered Peak Fabric Structures
Size: Chilliwack
Material: Pre Engineered Steel and Fabric Structure
Uses: Riding/Training Arena
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Thank you to SpanMaster for ‘My Escape’! – Tammy, Chilliwack BC


We had to re-build as we lost our barn in a huge storm that ripped through the Fraser Valley in 2015. We wanted a barn to house our chickens and horses, and provide us with a dry area during the off season so we could keep the horses in shape. We compared the cost of manufacturing a traditional barn with the cost of a ‘cover’ building; and listed the pros and cons which included building permits, length of time, and power/brightness.


We ultimately chose the pre-fab building (80’ long x 144’ wide) as they could have the site prepped and the building up within what seemed a few weeks. The wait time for permits was minimal as the structure met all requirements for the City of Chilliwack. SpanMaster was able to answer all of our questions in a timely fashion and work within our time schedule. The cost was less than a wood building and the light that entered the barn through the cover allows us to save on electrical.


As for materials, we used plywood for the stalls, tack room and chicken coop. This was my husband’s summer project and still undergoing transformation as we use the space and determine how we want everything to look. A local welding shop manufactured the stall doors and dividers; and we framed the arena with fencing panels purchased from Country West Supply.


Inside we poured a 24’ x 80’ cement slab to accommodate an 8’ walk way, four stalls (16’ x 12’), a tack room (22’ x 12’) and a small chicken coop (6’x8’). The hay loft, 48’ long x 16’ wide, is above the stalls and the height is unlimited, which makes it a great viewing area. The area located above the tack room is additional storage for seasonal items.


For footing we chose crush to create a base for the indoor arena which was then topped with Sechelt sand.


As we live in a very windy area we selected a braided electric rope fence for the outdoor paddocks. This product does not break down in the wind and is very easy to work with.


We would be more than happy to show the barn to someone who is interested in a similar feature. However, it does not have a name; it is just ‘My Happy Place’…

SpanMaster was on time and on budget.


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