Cembrit fully compressed fibre cement sheeting ensure cattle in good health

Cembrit fully compressed Cemsix, fibre cement corrugated sheets, have been used to help create a healthy environment for the cattle at a newly built dairy farm in Wales.

A new dairy farm situated in Bancyfelin, a village in the south-west of Wales, is providing a healthy and sustainable setting for cattle due to the installation of a high-quality, fully compressed single skin fibre cement sheets from Cembrit. The dairy farm features Cembrit fully compressed Cemsix in Natural grey colour along with Cembrit open protected ridges that together cover the 2800m2 roof area.

Ventilation is a central consideration for any agricultural building that is going to be used for housing animals. Dyfed based building contractor, LKL construction, installed 1100 natural grey Cembrit fully compressed Cemsix sheets and the open protected ridge across the full area of the dual pitched roof. Built in 2014, the £1.2 million project provides a well-ventilated dairy unit that copes with the internal, often aggressive atmosphere of the building.

“We have installed Cembrit fully compressed Cemsix on a number of other projects in the past,” says Kevin Lloyd, Partner at LKL Construction. “Cemsix has always been an ideal solution as it not affected by destructive fungi, vermin or insects, and will not rot or decay during the lifetime of the building. The Cembrit open protected ridge system provided effective building ventilation by allowing efficient outflow of the rancid and contaminated humid air present in the roof space of the building. This was able to positively aid animal welfare and comfort within the building.”

BBA certified Cemsix fully compressed corrugated sheeting from Cembrit is a durable and waterproof building material which is perfectly suited for all types of agricultural building. Cemsix has the advantage of being slightly porous, which means that high levels of water vapour or humidity within agricultural buildings can be absorbed by the sheets and gradually released into the atmosphere. This contrasts with steel, where moisture condenses on the underside of the roof and drops back onto the contents inside.

Incorporating the latest technological advances, Cemsix allows designers to clad agricultural or industrial buildings in a Class 0 fire rated, rust and rot-proof material that will last for decades. Manufactured using Portland cement, together with a formulation of superior blended synthetic and cellulose fibres and reinforced with strengthening strips and available with superior colouration systems, Cemsix fully compressed fibre cement sheet is produced to the highest European standard.

Available in natural grey, matt black Cemscape and seven attractive coated colour options, Cemsix is offered in a standard imperial 6-inch profile strengthened with strategically placed polypropylene reinforcement strips. These are incorporated within the fibre-cement sheet to comply with BS and H&S requirements for site safety and fragility.