Our client, Godolphin's Global Thoroughbred Breading Facility in Newmarket, required padding for stable, barns and surgery areas with an extra tough padding system to protect some of the most valuable and well known horses in the world.
At times when a horse is being treated or covered the risk of injury is ever present. Padding the stable walls and surfaces in other areas (such as the surgery), greatly reduces the risk of injury to the horse and allows the staff to carry out their work with one less worry.
Thinking Big - We used 2.4m high wall padding panels with 80mm impact foam and a covering material with a total weight of 1.1kg's per square meter. All of this was surface bonded to an 18mm thick ply backing to allow for easy mounting to provide padding to the walls of the stables, barns and surgery areas.
Each area that posed as a risk of injury for the horses was covered in made to measure padded panels. Each panel followed the contours of the barn behind it and allowed for the integration of all services in the area.
One stable, two covering barns and 2 surgeries meant a total time on site of around two weeks.
The works were scheduled prior to the season starting to avoid disruption.
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“The Apex padding system turned out far better than we had hoped for. It doesn’t even look like padding!”
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