Leading agricultural building products manufacturer Steadmans has supplied an extensive range of materials for five new livestock buildings at an award-winning Scottish cattle breeder.
Netherton Aberdeen Angus has been run by the McLaren family in Auchterarder, Perthshire, for nearly 90 years and is a world-leading breeder of Aberdeen Angus cattle.
Steadmans one stop shop capability saw it supply 3,880 linear metres of AS30 single skin roof panels, lined with Drain Dripstop anti-condensation fleece, and 1,001 linear metres of AS24 Ventair wall cladding. Also supplied were 560 linear metres of AS30 single sheet side-wall cladding and 3,948 linear metres of cold rolled purlins, as well as beams, galvanised gutters, flashings and fixings.
The absorbent qualities of the fleece-lined roof panels provide an effective solution to problems caused by condensation, which creates dampness in buildings and rust and rot to fittings. Drain Dripstop prevents this by draining moisture from the underside of the roof to the gutter, improving the internal environment. AS24 Ventair wall cladding allows increased airflow within the building and prevents gas from the livestock accumulating by dispelling it through the louvers on both sides of the sheet.
Installer and specifier Davie Woods, owner of D and M Woods Farm Buildings, commented: We use Steadmans for all our jobs, and have done so for the last 15 years. The service they provide combined with the quality of their products means there is no need to look elsewhere.
The diversity of their products means we can order everything we need from a sole supplier. This is perfect for us as it arrives in one delivery and allows us to provide the project more efficiently to the customer.
Steadmans single skin roof and wall systems consist of coated steel sheets rolled to five different profiles; they may be used to form roofs - down to four degree pitch (six degree if rooflights and required) - and walls. The systems include a comprehensive range of fixings, sealants, guttering, flashings and rooflights. AS single skin roof and wall profiles are manufactured in process certified to ISO 9001:2008.
Netherton Aberdeen Angus recently won the female championship at the Winter National Show, held in Carlisle, which follows a host of previous accolades.