Cemsix Provides Cover for New Dairy Farm

Cemsix Provides Cover for New Dairy Farm

A new large dairy complex just east of the small town of Nairn, Scotland, is providing the perfect showcase for Cembrit’s Cemsix corrugated sheeting.

The farm is located on the Moray Firth in the north of Scotland so the farm needed a roof that was able to withstand the often demanding weather conditions. With its durable and robust qualities Cemsix was the perfect solution and its discreet, grey colour perfectly complements the natural surroundings of the farm.

Nairn is an attractive seaside town 16 miles from Inverness, on the coast of Moray Firth. Recent expansion at the farm generated a requirement for six new buildings to house a 700 head dairy herd, calf housing, extra machinery and equipment for the dairy milking process. Local company Brian Hewitt Construction BHC Ltd, one of the leading structural fabricators in Scotland and beyond, was tasked with the large scale project, and chose Cemsix as the roofing for each building.

“We knew we would need a strong, hard-wearing roofing material so as to withstand the harsh coastal weather,” explains Bryan Cathcart, General Manager at BHC. “We have worked with Cembrit before so were confident of the weatherproof qualities of Cemsix and we were also able to benefit from Cembrit’s excellent after-sales service during the project.”

Cemsix is a suitable roofing material for agricultural buildings for a number of reasons. Firstly, it is slightly porous which means high levels of water or humidity within agricultural buildings can be absorbed by the sheets and gradually released into the atmosphere, rather than condensing on the under side of the roof and dropping into the building. Also, it is not affected by destructive fungi, vermin or insects, ensuring it will not rot or rust. Furthermore, no maintenance is required to preserve the strength of the sheets.

Cemsix is available in natural grey, matt black and ten attractive pre-coloured options in a standard imperial 6 inch profile. It is strengthened with strategically placed polypropylene reinforcement strips which are incorporated within the fibre-cement sheet to comply with BS and H&S requirements for site safety and fragility.

Cemsix also conforms to the necessary fire safety requirements being a Class 0 surfaced material with an EXT.S.AA rating. The range also offers a wide range of corrugated sheet accessories including ventilation to satisfy any roof design. Cemsix has full BBA certification: 03/4049 and a warranty is available on request.

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