Scotts equestrian buildings

Guiding you through the process of specifying your new stables

Scotts of Thrapston recognises that stables are a major investment and want to make the process as simple and stress free as possible. When designing and developing your timber stables, there is so much to consider.

Attention to detail is of paramount importance when planning your new stable yard. When you are ready to purchase your equestrian buildings from Scotts of Thrapston, they will assist with the following:

Planning Permission for your timber stables

Planning permission is invariably required for most stable yards, however small or large, and advice on presenting your application and handling the bureaucracy is part of the Scotts service. For further details on how Scotts can assist with your planning application, please view the Planning Permission web page.

Design of your new timber stable yard
After an initial consultation, Scotts will assist you in careful positioning of loose boxes, tack rooms, feed rooms, haystores and all equestrian buildings, along with siting of access paths and the overall orientation of the stables. Careful and sympathetic design will ensure the timber stables blend in with existing buildings and surroundings, thus adding value to your property.

Personalisation of your stables is also easily attainable by working with Scotts. Clock towers, clocks and weather vanes all add interest to the timber stables and architectural features such as aged oak posts or hipped roofs can complete a stable yard design which is uniquely yours.

Visit the Equestrian Photo Gallery for further inspiration as you design your new stable yard.

Manufacture of your stable block

The stables, equestrian buildings or American barn, and all of their ancillary structural components, are manufactured in Scotts’ purpose-built factory in Thrapston. Skilled craftsmen use high-quality materials at every stage of manufacture, providing you with timber stables that last for decades, with the minimum of maintenance.

Construction of Scotts timber stables

Scotts loose boxes are manufactured in sections, from vacuum pressure impregnated European Redwood, which are bolted together and can be dismantled and re-erected if necessary. Scotts own dedicated installation team is responsible for the final construction of your timber stables. At an agreed date and time, the stables will be delivered and they will be built onto the prepared base. Scotts is happy to co-ordinate with specialist contractors, e.g. plumbers and electricians, so that the whole site is ready for the horses to move in, upon completion.


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Useful Equestrian Links
Stables Brochure (digital)
Stables Brochure (download)

Hear it straight from our customers


We are delighted with our stables, they have completed the yard, and the ‘boys’ are very pleased with their new bedrooms! I can’t recommend Scotts highly enough, from start to finish the whole process has been handled really efficiently and was totally stress free. I have personally put word around that anyone thinking of building new stables need look no further than Scotts!
Mrs P
In October 1992 you supplied and erected a range of Newmarket stables for me, comprising 3 loose boxes 1 feed room 1 tack room and a hay shed roofed in green felt. They have been fantastic stables and are still in daily use, however the roof now needs attention and I was wondering if you did a refurbishing service. I would be so pleased if you did as the quality of your work was second to none.
Mrs H
Stables look amazing …..absolutely delighted with everything. Thank you so much.
Mrs B
We are getting some fantastic feedback from everyone who sees the stables – I can’t tell you how pleased I am with them. Thank you for all your help.
Mrs S
Your company have been extremely helpful in helping us coordinate a planning application – thank you.
Mrs g
I just wanted to thank you for all the support, advice and help you have offered.
From the beginning of planning the original stable project, to the recent addition of more Stokbord to one of my boxes, you have been amazing at ensuring outstanding service, advice, quality and timely project completion.
Thank you so much.
Mrs B
We are all delighted with the stables and hay barn. They have been much admired by anyone and everyone who calls in.
Mrs M
Thank you – the building looks great still. Thank your workmen, they are a credit to you – they are real grafters.
Mrs D
We would like to tell you how happy we are with our Newmarket Stables.
The buildings look stunning and we are delighted with the craftsmanship and the high level of detail used.
Your team arrived promptly and worked continually to ensure we had our stables by the end of the day.
Thank you all for a very helpful and professional service, from sales, planning and installation we could not have had a better supplier.
I thought you might like to know that our stables were completed once the snow broke, while we were on holiday, so when we returned, everything was ready and looking fine.
Our horses came home as planned on 1st February (2010) and really love the new stables, which are very comfortable and practical – just what we had wanted.
I would like to thank you and your team for your excellent work – everyone admires the new stables.
The stables are now constructed and we are really pleased with them!! The whole Scotts experience has been an excellent one, including the design and planning and construction.
Thank you very much for your help and assistance, which has been invaluable and is much appreciated. The two guys that erected the building were fantastic; very friendly and approachable, and they worked very hard long days in very hot weather. Your company was also very helpful in ensuring the construction went smoothly and provided us with helpful hints and tips to complete the project and painting / staining.
Thank you for your quick response to our break-in earlier in February. We are very pleased with our stables and we would recommend your company whenever we can.
We are all finished now and have to say it is looking very smart and we are thrilled with everything.  It does all look very smart now finally finished. We were very happy with Scotts and found all the workforce hard working and extremely nice, helpful people to be around.
Our stables are fantastic! Definitely the dream come true. Thank you for all your help and advice.


Discover below how to kick start your stables project.


Our photos simply don’t do our products justice. Click here to find out where you can go and see them in person.

Guideline Specification

All stabling projects are designed individually to meet customer needs. By clicking here you can view a specification guide.


We are often asked about the planning requirements with respect to stables.
You can find further information by clicking here.

quotation request

Click here to complete our stables quotation request form.


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