Ebbsfleet Farm - Ramsgate


Country: United Kingdom
Type: Energy and waterworks
Year: 2014
Architect: Robinsons Structures
Category: Roofing
Product: Cemsix Natural Grey

Natural grey Cemsix fully compressed fibre cement corrugated sheet was chosen for this aneorobic energy plant for its ability to withstand aggressive internal environments as well as external weather.


Cemsix fully compressed corrugated fibre cement sheet is resistant to chemicals, rot, fungi, insects, vermin, vapours and aggressive atmospheres caused by industrial or biological processes. The resistant qualities make it ideal for an anaerobic digestion unit constructed at Ebbsfleet Farm, in Ramsgate, Kent. The renewable energy project has been built using 4000 square metres of Cemsix natural grey corrugated sheeting from Cembrit. The new facility transforms farm and food waste into electricity by using crop residue, along with food and animal waste, which is ‘digested’ through a natural process to create energy.

The waste is stored in sealed tanks inside the unit where naturally occurring organisms release a biogas which is used to generate electricity gas or heat. The storage buildings at the project required a strong and durable building skin which can resist external weathering and a tough internal atmosphere.

Finished in natural grey, the Cemsix corrugated sheeting was installed by Robinson Structures Limited: “Cemsix was the ideal material for this project,” says Edward Gregory, Sales Director at Robinsons. “It is strong, requires no maintenance and is cost effective. It is also extremely easy to install so it allowed us to carry out the work in a quick and efficient manner.” Incorporating the latest technological advances, Cemsix allows designers to clad agricultural or industrial buildings in a Class 0 fire rated surface, 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 it is also reinforced with health and safety strengthening strips. Available with superior colouration systems as well as natural grey, Cemsix is produced to the highest European Standards.