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Available in three widths:
Height to eaves 8ft. Height to ridge 11'8", 12'0" and 13'0" respectively.
Ideally suitable for use as Horse or Cattle Shelter, Hay and Straw Store, Vehicle and Implement Shed, Workshop etc.
The 'Versatile' is normally erected on a single brick course set on a concrete base or on concrete footings. If extra height is required, the building can be erected on either one or more courses of 9" concrete blocks.
The specification would be generally as shown to our Loose Boxes. Where fronts are open, the trusses are supported on 6" x 6" pressure treated posts. We can supply fronts, dividing partitions, doors, windows etc., as required.
Open fronted, closed design or a custom combination - the choice is yours.
SIDES AND ENDS: Framework is 50mm x 75mm (2" x 3") at 600mm centres. All sole plates and door posts are pressure treated. At corners the total timber section is 75mm x 125mm (3" x 5") and at joints between walls is 75mm x 175mm (3" x 7"). External cladding is 19mm (3/4") T & G pressure treated weatherboard.
PARTITIONS: Framework is 50mm x 75mm (2" x 3") covered with 12mm (1/2") exterior grade plywood or 19mm (3/4") OSB (Orientated Strand Board). Partition gables between boxes can be closed or left open to allow free movement of air throughout the building.
ROOF: Made in sections with 15mm (5/8") T & G boarding on 50mm x 125mm (2" x 5") purlins; covering is Heavy Grade High Performance Glass Fibre based Mineralised roofing felt (Green, Slate Grey, Brown or Red). Mineralised Felt Tiles are available as an alternative to our standard felt, and are available in two-tone Red, Green, Brown or Slate Grey. (See pricing for extra cost.) Colour samples available by request. Also, Polyester Coated Steel Sheeting in a "Box profile" and Slate Blue finish (other colours available to order).
STABLE DOORS: Are 7' x 3'8" x 2" thick and made in two parts, with T & G boarding on the outside and 1/2" exterior grade plywood on the inside face. All door ironmongery is galvanised and of heavy quality. Bottom door has a kick-over bolt fitted. Door frames are protected with anti-bite strips to floor level, and to outside of bottom doors.
TACK ROOM DOORS: Are Framed, ledged and braced doors with a 5 lever BSS insurance lock and furniture. 6'6" x 2'9" solid core external flush door are available on request.
WINDOWS: Joinery made in two parts with top half opening inwards. Windows are glazed with clear glass and have strong galvanised steel protection guards fitted.
RAINWATER GUTTERS: Heavy Duty PVC gutters with appropriate downpipes are now included to both sides of building.
FINISH: All external cladding, sole plates, doors, windows and barge boards are pressure treated in our own treatment plant, to BS4072, and give a pleasing mid-brown finish.
All timbers used are good quality joinery grade European softwood. All timber sizes shown are nominal - before planing.
AS HARLOWS POLICY IS ONE OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE SPECIFICATION AS AND WHEN CONSIDERED NECESSARY, IS RESERVED.
Some optional extras for your consideration
KICKBOARD LININGS: Available in 12mm (1/2") Exterior Plywood or 19mm (3/4") OSB (Orientated Strand Board) up to eaves height.
ROOFING: Mineralised Felt Tiles are available as an alternative to our standard felt, and are available in two-tone Red, Green, Brown or Slate Grey. Colour samples available by request. Also, Polyester Coated Steel Sheeting in a "Box profile" and Slate Blue finish (other colours available to order).
STABLE AND TACK ROOM FITTINGS: A wide selection of fittings and equipment are available (See price list).
MISCELLANEOUS: Galvanised sheet steel to inside of bottom door. Rear Ventilators with grille. Steel grilles in partitions between boxes.
DOOR FITTINGS & ANTI BITE PROTECTION: Harlow Loose Box Doors are hung on heavy reversible hinges. Doors are secured with strong pad bolts, and kick-over bolt is also fitted to bottom doors. All fittings are heavy duty and galvanised. Galvanised metal strips are fitted as standard to ensure maximum protection to both doors and the surrounding frame to floor level.
WINDOW PROTECTION: A strong galvanised steel protection guard can be included to all windows of our Loose Boxes and Tack Rooms.
END VENTILATION: A louvre vent is fitted in the gables of all end boxes to allow maximum ventilation without draughts. The open partition gables allow free circulation of air through the boxes.
OPTIONAL REAR VENTILATIOR: This glass louvered vent is available as an optional extra. It is protected by a steel grille and is useful to give extra ventilation or as an alternative to the standard Hopper Window.
The normal recommendation is a concrete floor with a single course of engineering bricks to carry the sections and to act as a dampcourse. Harlows provide galvanised stays to anchor the building firmly to the base after the building has been erected.