What to look for when buying a Mobile Field Shelter
Buying a mobile field shelter is a big investment, so you want to be sure your money is spent wisely. Unfortunately, there are lots of companies out there producing buildings that simply won't last.
Here's a guide of what areas you need to check when buying a mobile field shelter.
With all of these are included in the price.
Just click on the numbers on the picture or titles below to take you to more information.
The Mobile Field Shelter Company Ltd.
Pressure Treated Timber
A treatment that was designed for timber so that it could be used externally. Some manufacturers of stables don't use it at all, some only use it for cladding the building. Read why you want all of the timbers to be pressure treated
Skid Design and Construction
A strong skid design is absolutely essential. If you want to see how strong our skids are then just watch our videos but if you want the details then have a read.
Connection between building and skid
Something that is commonly overlooked. How the building is connected to the skid is vitally important.
Certified Towing Kit
This is a mobile building so it might have to be towed. Make sure that what you are supplied with will do the job every time.
Rear Guttering (as well as front guttering)
It's a wooden building so why on earth would you want the building without rear guttering?
Clear Roof Sheets
Transforms a gloomy interior into a pleasant space for you and your horse. Read how some companies will rip you off to supply these.
Horses love to rub - fact.
How many times will you have to replace your downpipes?
With our buildings, never.
Storm Anchor Kit
Extreme winds can move these buildings. Hopefully you'll never need a storm anchor kit but it certainly makes sense to have one.
Read about what we supply.
Rubber End Barriers
End skids of buildings have to be raised so the building can be towed, but what about the gap underneath?
Here's what we provide.
As with the skid, a building is only as strong as it's design.
Here's a quick rundown on things to look out for.
External Corner Protection
Along with the downpipes, it's the most vulnerable area of the building with regard to a horse chewing. It's only a small thing but worth having.
Onduline fitted to validate guarantee
Please make time to read this. Everyone quotes a 15year guarantee from the manufacturer. What they fail to mention is that it has to be fitted correctly. We know of one company that does so - us.
Read and learn the questions to ask and what to look out for.
Is what is on the quote, what you will receive on your building?
We hope that this article is of use and will help you understand more about the building you are looking to buy. If you wish to compare one of our buildings with that from another company, please feel free to print off one of our comparison sheets. You can use the categories as a template for the questions you can ask other manufacturers.
The Mobile Field Shelter Company Ltd, Reg : 07678040
Unit One, Five Oaks Sawmill
Haven Road, Five Oaks
West Sussex, RH14 9BD
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