28. May 2020

Livestock Buildings

Ventilation and daylight is ideal for animals

Banc-y-felin, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Rust and rot proof roofing and cladding for livestock buildings


Farmers have known for generations: Dry, well ventilated animal housing with long term resistance to weather and chemicals, promotes animal health and is good for business.

A combination of robust and environmentally-friendly fibre cement corrugated sheets, ventilation and daylight is ideal for animals and creates optimal housing conditions throughout the year. Cembrit corrugated sheets stand out, for instance, in contrast to metal they can generally be used as single skin roofs and walls making for faster installation and lower cost. Furthermore, fibre cement sheets, through their lower noise production during rain or hail, minimise stress on animals.

Cembrit fibre cement corrugated sheets have already proven their worth on thousands of projects. Fibre cement has moisture and climate-regulating properties that help it win out over other roofing materials. Fibre cement corrugated sheets provide optimal air and moisture exchange, protecting people and animals from the influences of weather. Fibre cement can cope with aggressive external and internal environments simultaneously. Fibre cement sheets are porous. They absorb moisture generated inside the building and dissipate it to the outside air and at the same time can withstand rain or snow.

Non-combustible corrugated panels are also low-maintenance, once you fit them you can forget them! Resistant to chemicals like ammonia or methane gas, Cembrit corrugated sheets have a service life well in excess of 30 years, but just for your peace of mind Cembrit guarantees, its sheets for 30 years.

Cemsix fibre cement corrugated sheet is suitable for buildings over 3 metres to eaves. It is commonly used as a roof covering for dairy cattle as well as grain storage or general machinery buildings. Cembrit B5 fibre cement corrugated sheet is suitable for single storey buildings such as stables and poultry housing. B5 is often chosen for vertical cladding and gable ends of farm buildings where a deeper profile is unnecessary and can look bulky.