Your livestock is a valuable asset that you need to protect, especially during winter months when disease and infections take hold.
The temperamental UK weather makes it difficult to regulate the temperature of your livestock shed. When conditions are cold, the heat generated from animals can have a detrimental effect on the building through the formation of condensation.
Applying traditional forms of insulation to corrugated roofs and walls can be costly and ineffective at locking in the ambient temperature.
We recommend at least 40mm of ThermoFoam closed-cell offers when applied in livestock sheds, preventing condensation, retaining heat and improving the structural integrity of your building as well as keeping your livestock warm and healthy.
Better quality living conditions creates healthier birds which increases productivity and a higher standard of eggs or meat.
During long winter months, disease and infections can be rife, impacting on stock levels. A poultry shed sealed from external pollutants can create a comfortable environment that can help to protect your stock from the harshest of conditions.
Quality insulation should be considered high priority when creating an environment for your stock to thrive. With such large spaces to insulate, choosing the quickest and most effective solution can help you yield dividends instantly.
We recommend an application of at least 40mm of ThermoFoam closed-cell to help create a thermal envelope of poultry sheds. This eliminates the potential for condensation, retains heat and helps strengthen and maintain the building.
When you’ve spent the year nurturing your crop, the last thing you want is for it to become damaged by damp, mould or condensation.
As winter temperatures begin to drop, the risk of condensation or water intrusion through the roof and walls can become a severe problem that may lead to a damaged harvest and loss of income.
Spray foam insulation combats moisture intrusion whilst adding structural integrity to your roof. This can help to protect the long term future of your structure, giving you additional peace of mind.
We recommend an application of 30mm of ThermoFoam closed-cell to create a thermal envelope of potato stores whilst eliminating condensation. A thicker coating of 50-60mm will offer great heat retention and structural integrity for your building.
When winter arrives and your valuable livestock are kept indoors, it’s important that their feed and bedding are protected from a damp and moist atmosphere.
When condensation forms on the roof or walls of a feed store, it can lead to the growth of mould and fungus affecting the durability of your feed stock.
Spray foam insulation combats moisture intrusion whilst adding structural integrity to your roof. This can help to protect the long term future of structure, giving you additional peace of mind.
We recommend an application of 30mm of ThermoFoam closed-cell to create a thermal envelope of feed stores whilst eliminating condensation. A thicker coating of 50-60mm will offer great heat retention and structural integrity for your building.
Although we install both open and closed-cell products, not all spray foams are created equal, therefore we are always careful to respect the application uses for both products in achieving the correct install for your building.
During the install process, we insist that the building is free of livestock and poultry. The process of installing spray foam creates significant fumes and our installers wear specialist breathing apparatus. Once the Spray Foam has expanded and cured, it becomes inert and doesn’t release any fumes or smells that may affect your animals.
We always cover and protect floors and any other items whilst we are spraying the insulation because tiny droplets, known as over-spray, tend to fall to the floor. We certainly don’t want you or your animals to be left covered in tiny droplets of insulation as it’s quite the task to clean it off skin and more so, animal hair and feathers!
The beauty of agricultural style buildings is that they usually have large doors and openings. Once the spray foam insulation is installed and it creates an airtight seal of your building, we do recommend that you allow natural airflow to circulate periodically to keep the air fresh. It’s quite simply a case of opening the doors for an hour and letting the air flow in.
If your building is a confined space with no obvious openings to allow airflow in, you may wish to consider inserting some breather vents in the walls or roof. We highly doubt you will need this and it’s not something any of our previous agricultural clients have had to make provision for as these spaces are usually sizeable with good circulation.
We install a Class 1 fire rated Closed Cell Foam in livestock and poultry sheds. We wouldn’t recommend choosing an Open Cell Foam because it’s fire rating is usually not acceptable in such spaces. In our experience, where buildings have caught fire with a good Class 1 fire-rated Closed Cell, the foam will char but not ignite.
Fire safety has never been so important, therefore, choosing the right brand of foam for your install should be an important consideration for you. There will be some foam companies who suggest that an Open Cell Foam will be sufficient but aside from it’s fire rating, the density of the product is like a sponge and will absorb water on failing roofs.
If the insulation is to be left exposed and you want a different colour, it can be painted a different to blend with its surroundings. We use specialist paint coatings that can add additional Class 0 fire resistance and vapour control layer coupled with a decorative colour.
The finished surface of Closed-Cell Spray Foam is much like an orange peel texture whereas Open-Cell Spray Foam is very absorbent allowing paint to soak into it. We recommend that Spray Foam Insulation is coated using an Airless Spray Paint machine for maximum adhesion and to ensure that a seamless colour layer is the end result.