Do garden rooms add value to a property?

As the Coronavirus driven stamp duty holiday draws to an end this spring (June 2021) we will no doubt see many homeowners, once again, opting to add value to their property rather than moving. A well planned and maintained garden is a great place to start, particularly with so many of us keen to enjoy…

Feeding Horses

Help stop unauthorised feeding of horses

The public feeding of horses has been an ongoing issue over the years, but with so many more people relishing the opportunity to enjoy a daily stroll during the Covid-19 pandemic, it has unfortunately meant a rise in lockdown walkers feeding horses.  For many horse owners, this is having some devastating consequences.  There are countless…

National Stables Virtual Fundraising

Virtual fundraising ideas

As we find ourselves fully immersed in what is turning out to be a somewhat disheartening winter, thoughts are with colleagues within the equine community, particularly the smaller charities and welfare organisations feeling the significant financial impacts that the coronavirus pandemic is racking up. During these colder months, caring for equines will be notably more…

National Timber Buildings Team

Seasons greetings from National Timber Buildings

What a history-making year we have found ourselves in.  2020 has certainly been taunted by its fair share of challenges.  The business world has witnessed many SMEs in particular, struggle to stay afloat and our hearts go out to colleagues within the equine community, especially the smaller charities and welfare organisations that are really suffering…

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The planning permission process for stables

If you would like to build a permanent equestrian construction – such as stables or field shelter – it is very likely that you will need planning permission.  The need for planning permission for stables will depend on whether the stables fit within the permitted development criteria for your local area.  We explore if planning…