Steadmans’ is breeding marvellous


A range of materials has been supplied by products manufacturer Steadmans for the construction of five livestock buildings at a Perthshire cattle breeder.
Netherton Aberdeen Angus has been run by the McLaren family in Auchterarder for nearly 90 years and is a world-leading breeder and for its latest construction project it has used Steadmans products such as 3,880 linear metres of single skin roof panels lined with anti-condensation fleece and 1,001 metres of wall cladding. Also included in the order were 560 metres of single sheet side-wall cladding and 3,948 metres of cold rolled purlins, along with beams, galvanised gutters, flashings and fixings.
The absorbent qualities of the fleece-lined roof panels provide a solution to the condensation problems which create dampness in buildings and rust and rot to fittings. The fleece prevents this by draining moisture from the underside of the roof to the gutter, improving the internal environment. Ventair wall cladding allows increased airflow in the building and prevents gas from the livestock accumulating by dispelling it through the louvres on both sides of the sheet.
Installer and specifier Davie Woods, owner of D and M Woods Farm Buildings, has used Steadmans for all his jobs over the last 15 years. “The diversity of their products means we can order everything we need from a sole supplier. ”