Steadmans supply sawmill’s complete building envelope

Steadmans manufactured and supplied all the building envelope materials for Howie Forest Product’s impressive new £15M Kenmuir Sawmill on the outskirts of Dalbeattie in south west Scotland. Installed by steelwork and cladding contractor, T.A. Kirkpatrick & Co, these Plastisol colour coated materials comprise 10,000 square metres of roofing, cladding and vented cladding sheets together with a wide range of matching flashings.

Built by main contractor, Story Construction Ltd, this 317 metre long state-of-the-art sawmill was designed and specified for functionality by Peter Ross of Howie Forest Products. Peter worked closely with consulting engineers, Barron Wright Partnership Ltd who handled the project’s structural elements and all the detailing,

“Sawmills traditionally generate a good deal of fine sawdust which tend to clog up guttering systems. Although much less inclined to create dust, this new sawmill has been cleverly designed without using gutters,” says Howie’s Peter Ross. “Instead, the rainwater runs off the roof, round the curved eaves and down into a special pebble-covered soakaway system to an underground drainage system before being filtered though on-site reed beds.”

Supplied in AS35/1000 profile, the materials include over 6,000 sq metres of factory made LPCB Approved PIR core insulated panels and nearly 4,000 sq metres of single and twin skin cladding sheets complete with spacers and mineral wool insulation for site assembly.

The roofing sheets are in Goosewing Grey to BS10A05 whilst the external vertical cladding sheets and wall panels are in a contrasting Olive Green to BS12B27 specified to blend with the surrounding countryside. Steadmans also supplied 600 crimped curved eaves sections (each 2 metres long) plus 1,300 linear metres of bespoke flashings such as barge boards, soffits, gutters, corners, ridges, window sills and jambs all matched to the roofing or vertical cladding colours.

In addition to manufacturing roofing, cladding and bespoke flashing materials for industrial, commercial and agricultural applications, Steadmans also supply a full range of cold rolled purlins, side rails and accessories for the structural steelwork market. With manufacturing, storage and administration facilities all located on one 50,000 sq metre site, the company is very flexible and able to satisfy customers’ quick turnaround requirements.

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