With stables, wash bay & tack/feed rooms all under one roof, an American Barn is the modern alternative to traditional stables.

American Barns

An American barn is open and airy in the summer, enclosed and cosy in the winter; little wonder they're so popular.

Fitted out with a range of internal stables and the option of exterior doors to individual turn out, wash bays, feed rooms, tack rooms, our American Barns are a complete, integrated equestrian facility under one roof. 

Why Choose an Olson American Barn?

We are horse owners ourselves and our team has decades of experience designing and building equestrian buildings and American Barns. 

Constructed from the same sustainably sourced, pressure treated timber that we use in our range of timber buildings, our American Barns are built to last and to stand up to the daily rigours of equestrian life.

In fact, we are so confident that we guarantee all our timber buildings for 5 years.

Simply Designed For You

One size does not fit all; we work with you to design your ideal American Barn, incorporating all the features you need to create the perfect space for you and your equine friends.

We build to order, so your barn design is entirely bespoke, whilst our large stock of pre-cut timbers and materials mean that our construction lead time is quick.

We have lots of useful planning advice for building American Barns and can help to guide you through a planning application. 

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Pressure Treated Shiplap exterior cladding fixed using stainless steel nails

Wall Construction

Pressure Treated 4" x 2" (100mm x 50mm) CLS framing

Stable Lining

Lined to 4' high with 15mm OSB 

Eaves Height

7' 4" (2235mm)

Ridge Height

1​12' 10" (3912mm)



Roof Construction

5" x 2" (125mm x 50mm) Purlins and support trusses

Roof Boarding

Boarded with OSB

Roof Covering

Black Onduline

Clear Roof Sheet

1 Clear sheet to each stable


Half round Guttering and down pipe to the front and rear

Sliding Door

8' (2.4m) wide American Barn Sliding Door to one gable end

Walk Way

10' (3m) walk way down the centre 

Stable Doors

48" (1219mm) wide x 52" (1321mm) high bottom door

Stable Door Protection

Galvanised anti-chew bib capping the top of the bottom stable door, and extending approx. 15" down the front

Door Opening Protection

L-Shaped Galvanised Chew Strips

Door Ironmongery

Galvanised Adjustable Hinges, Cabin Hooks, Pad Bolt and Kick over Latch

American Barn Top Doors to Rear

Optional Extra

Timber Vents

Two to each gable end apex

Talk Grilles

Galvanised Talk Grilles from 4' (1.2m) to eaves on the front panels and dividing panels between stables ( solid dividing panels between stables also available) 

Hay Store Lining

​Breather membrane (boarded options available)

Hay Store Opening

7' (2.1m) wide opening

Hay Store Double Doors

Optional Extra

Tack Room Lining

Unlined Internally

Tack Room Door

30" wide Tack Room Door, fully furnished to include Galvanised Adjustable Hinges, Cabin Hooks and Pad Bolt