Just finished erecting my barn. Install group was awesome! Loving my new barn.
MD Barnmaster is the best. We had a Barnmaster shed row barn 10 years ago and loved it. We have a new property and a gorgeous 6 stall gable barn from MD Barmaster. JD is awesome and worked with us to help us get our barn. The crew who came to build it was excellent and really nice guys (Thanks J Team!). Our neighbors were shocked they put the barn together in a little over one day. We looked at building a barn and other pre-fab barns and this is by far the best built. Our neighbor has a 20-year-old barn master still in great shape. The permit process was very easy because Barnmaster engineers worked with our county to get the specs. We have 3 open pipe stalls, a 12’ overhang with outside pipe corrals, a closed tack room and a 12’ x 24’ area to store hay for a year for our 2 horses, pony and miniature donkey. We feed our horses separately and let them out. They spend their day in the aisle or in the open stalls. They love the barn because it’s so open and shady. It doesn’t get better than that!
The MD Barnmaster products are the best I have seen in the industry. I am working on plans to build one that has a more custom feel to it.
Hi JD, Here is a photo of our barn. Putting stall divider walls in porch area turned out the perfect solution to storing stuff and a wash area, especially with keeping most of the rain and Florida hot sun out. Marty did a great job of finding some door moldings for the movable saddle wall to keep the tack room sealed for the portable AC unit. For storage units we put in the Gladiator metal cabinets. I am really pleased with the floor plan with having 3 stalls that are 12×12 and a storage area in porch on one side of barn and having 3 stalls 8×12 (for minis or paso finos), a tack room and a wash area in porch on the other side of barn- all in a 36×48 building! Love the building!
I put up a Barnmaster barn four years ago and it still looks like new. I love it. It went up in a week, and I was really happy with the way it looks and functions, and their crew that constructed it was great.
I have attached 40 foot runs that open up to the pasture, and I leave the gates open most of the time so my horses can choose if they want to be in or out. I have four stalls, a tack room and an open bay that I use to stage a month’s worth of hay and bales of shavings. I had them build a separate hay storage next to my barn.
I also recommend the skylights. It is bright and airy, and I have big doors on each end of the 16 foot aisle so I get great ventilation. Wouldn’t change a thing.
We’ve had our Barnmaster barn for over 15 years. Still love love love it. It’s fire resistant, somewhat insulative, and stands up to Wyoming winds just fine. It was one of our windy-ish days (40 mph and up) when the very skeptical building inspector came to look it over years ago. (We were the first Barnmaster in Wyoming.) He was soooooo impressed – he said he wished all Wyoming barns stood up to winds as well. Still looks new.
We had a Barnmaster barn built on our property 6 years ago, and we couldn’t be happier with it. One feature that I especially like is that it’s easy to add onto or modify. We have a 36 x 36 raised center aisle barn with eves on both sides. Last year we had a hay storage built under the eve on one side of the barn, and it functions and looks great. Basically, the contractor just ordered more panels to construct the hay storage area. He suggested a sliding metal door, which when closed makes the hay storage area pretty much disappear.
The barn is “kick proof”. I can testify after having a boarder’s horse who kicked consistently in his stall (we asked the boarder to leave) other than dings in the wall of the stall where the horse kicked there was no damage whatsoever to our barn. The barn is very well ventilated and pretty much maintenance free.
We have a Barnmaster, it’s awesome, I just love it. You can drill into the interior walls if you want — we have saddle and bridle racks mounted on ours, a regular drill will do the trick. In the tack room, there’s also wood framing and rafters, so you can mount stuff using that as well.
We are not in a “hurricane alley” but we do get the odd one coming through from the Carolina coast. Barn was built to channel prevailing winds (godsend for flies and heat) and has withstood storms for the past 11 or so years with no issues, so at least Category 2, I think we’ve had since then?
Note: I do not personally own this barn, but my horses live there and I do a lot of work around the farm, so I feel like I know it pretty well.