• Replacement Stock Barn, Anroach Farm
  • Local Needs Barn Conversion, Waterhouses
  • Ancillary Barn Conversion, Quarnford
  • Barn Conversion, Staffordshire Moorlands
  • Agricultural Worker's Dwelling, Peak District National Park
  • Manège at Hawthorne Cottage
  • Small Industrial Unit, Waterhouses
  • Commercial Office & Reception Building
  • Grade II listed building, Stanton nr Ashbourne
  • Loft Conversion, Staffordshire Moorlands
  • Sun Room, Staffordshire Moorlands
  • Garage, Staffordshire Moorlands
  • Office Conversion, Waterhouses
  • Modernisation of 1950's Dwelling
  • First Floor Extension, Waterhouses
  • Rear Extension, Stonyslacks Farm
  • New Build Bungalow
  • Three Storey Side Extension
  • Two Storey Rear Extension
  • Single Storey Side and Rear Extensions

Equestrian Arena or Manège Plans

Showing the site Showing the base with herringbone drainage system Showing the drainage layer The completed manège The Arena, Side & End Elevations The Arena, Plan View
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Hawthorn Cottage Manège

Hawthorn Cottage is a smallholding in Grindon in the Staffordshire Moorlands. The project involved the construction of a manège to allow all year round schooling.

The area was levelled and a network of perforated land drains installed. A geo-textile membrane filters out any fine practicalities percolating down through the free draining aggregate layer above. A further membrane separates the drainage layer from the surface dressing. A variety of materials can be used for the top layer, including coarse sand or bark chips. In this case recycled chipped rubber is used as a durable, low maintenance alternative.

Manège - Menage?

Some say manège, some say menage, lets call the whole thing off - as the song goes. Menage comes from the old French word for household, hence menage â trois and menagerie. The correct term should be manège, although many riders don't use it.