Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
South East England
Tunnel Tech Ltd
HCS Cladding & Construction Ltd
A large-scale agricultural building in Hampshire was built by Tunnel Tech Ltd, a mushroom compost business. This was to house pasteurisation tunnels for the production of the compost.
It needed 4000m2 of durable, waterproof cladding for its and 2000m2 cladding for the building façade. The roof needed to have a low profile for neighbouring businesses and be made of a material that could match the client’s colour and material specification.
Cembrit’s Cemsix fibre cement profile sheeting in olive green was selected for the project and installed by HCS Cladding & Construction Ltd. The impressive-sized building features a 5° low pitched roof and is the largest installation of Cemsix in the UK.
Fibre cement has the advantage of being slightly porous. This meant that high levels of water vapour or humidity within the agricultural building would be absorbed by the sheets and gradually released to the atmosphere, rather than condensing on the under side of the roof and dropping back onto the crop.
“Cembrit’s Cemsix was a perfect match for us because of the available colours and its durability, not to mention the good delivery service Cembrit provide. We are impressed with the high quality finish that blends an immense building into the natural landscape” said Tim Harker, Director & General Manager of Tunnel Tech Ltd.
Pete Hockin Contracts Director at HCS Cladding was also impressed with the service Cembrit provided; “‘Cembrit provided an excellent service prior to any orders and delivered as per our programme once orders had been placed. We have used Cembrit on other projects since and are completely satisfied with them as one of our suppliers”
Cemsix sheeting is ideal for agricultural, commercial and industrial buildings. It is robust and practical requiring no maintenance to preserve its strength and is available in a range of colours. Offered in a standard imperial 6 inch profile it is 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.