Create a safe and comfortable environment for your livestock

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Create a safe and comfortable environment for your livestock

Eternit have been manufacturing roofing sheets, specifically designed for UK farmers and our unique climate for over 100 years at our factory in Cambridgeshire. Our British made semi-compressed sheets are designed to absorb 25% of their weight in moisture, this is more than all imported fibre cement sheets available in the UK today.

Control temperature and humidity

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Control temperature and humidity

Animal welfare and comfort is one of the top priorities when building or refurbishing your livestock building. Ventilation, natural light and calm are essential for an animal’s mental and physical wellbeing. Healthy livestock produce more and grow faster.

Different types of animals have differing requirements and temperatures can have a range of effects on each animal. One thing that is consistent is that animals generally do not like it too hot or too cold. Eternit sheets not only have great absorption properties to keep the moisture generated by the livestock from dripping back down on them they also have excellent thermal properties able to absorb heat from the sun on warn days to keep the building cool while also able to keep the heat in when it’s cold.

Minimise the stress caused by excess noise

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Minimise the stress caused by excess noise

Livestock are also generally sensitive to noise; Eternit sheets limit the drum effect created by metal sheets when it is raining. Eternit sheets can absorb twice as much metal sheets leaving a calmer environment for the animals.

When asked for advice in designing general livestock buildings, we know the overall result needs to be practical and safe, whilst keeping to your budget and specification. At the same time, we want the design to fit well in its surrounding environment.

Supporting you with over 60 years of farming and building experience

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Supporting you with over 60 years of farming and building experience

Building design considerations must go beyond the look, function and flexibility. There are technical and practical aspects to look at which include orientation, ventilation, lighting and wildlife control, all of which, if not done correctly, can have a real long-term cost to a business. We have a technical team that has over 60 years of farming and building experience giving you ‘Peace of Mind’.

Eternit have been creating roof sheets used on livestock buildings in UK for decades. We have the experience and heritage to help with your new building.

What insulation do I need?

What insulation do I need?

Insulation provides comfort for your livestock, by avoiding temperature variations. To get the best advice and information, get in touch with our account managers. They’ll be happy to guide you and answer any questions.

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Full insulation under purlins

For full climate control
This solution is ideal for the comfort of your animals. Especially in the nurseries. It enables you to control the temperature and prevents any draught or cold-air downdraught.

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Full insulation above purlins

Insulation on a budget
Here, corrugated sheets sit directly on long insulating panels. So, they’re easier to fit, making this a budget-friendly option. However, with this insulation, you’ll need to take cold-air downdraughts into account. And, cleaning is more difficult.

Our customers say

Our customers say

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Manor Farm, Sherrifhales, Shropshire

 

The construction of a new pig unit has enabled Anthony Robinson to build on the early success of his new pig finishing business.

Anthony is pig production manager at Manor Farm in Sherrifhales, Shropshire, where he manages 280 acres of combinable crops as well as nearly 2,000 head of pigs. Pigs are contract reared for Stockcroft Limited in two straw based units, arriving on site as 7kg weaners and taken through to a finish weight of 110kg. The system operates under RSPCA and Red Tractor assurance schemes, as well as being Co-op and Waitrose assured...

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