CEMSIX PROVIDES ‘GREEN’ ROOF FOR IMPRESSIVE AGRICULTURAL BUILDING


Cembrit’s Cemsix has been used for an on-going project at Langdon Mill Farm in Wales. A huge 2.5 acres (approx. 1 hectare of product) of Cemsix roofing has been installed at the farm over the last five years, to create well protected dairy units, which blend into the natural surroundings of the farm.

Langdon Mill Farm is a dairy farm located in the beautiful village of Kilgetty, close to the seaside villages of Saundersfoot in Pembrokeshire. Brothers David and Hugh James run the dairy unit of 700 cows, in partnership with their mother Margaret. The family farm was supplied Cemsix by John Morris Ltd in an on-going project that demonstrates the consistency of Cemsix and the enduring working relationship between the parties.

One remarkable roof at Langdon Mill Farm features Cemsix so impregnated with organic matter, it has created a truly ‘green roof’, which blends into the surrounding tranquil countryside. Cemsix is a moisture permeable product that can withstand parasitic vegetation. This unusual roof demonstrates how humid air within the building gradually evaporates into the atmosphere and in this case provides sufficient moisture to support organic growth!

“Fibre cement is the perfect material for countryside buildings,” says Ged Ferris, Marketing Manager at Cembrit. “A Cemsix building can accommodate large numbers of livestock at high density, with high levels of humidity internally, and can be used in single skin format without corrosion damage. It is also the material of choice due to its long-lasting and resilient build quality. In its natural grey, Cemsix weathers down so that the building is less obtrusive. Cembrit also supplies “weathered” appearance and fully coated colour options should there be a planning requirement to camouflage or tone down the appearance of the farm building.

Incorporating the latest technological advances, Cemsix allows designers to clad agricultural or industrial buildings in a Class 0 fire rated, 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 and reinforced with strengthening strips and available with superior colouration systems, Cemsix is produced to the highest European standard.

Using skills built up over 80 years; Cembrit offers a wide range of cladding panels, corrugated sheet and natural and man-made roofing slate. Quality levels at group factories are rigorously maintained to high standards with many products manufactured under the control of ISO 9001 and British Board of Agrément. Cembrit UK is a member of Cembrit Holding A/S (formerly the Dansk Eternit Holding A/S) of Denmark, one of Europe’s major building material producers of fibre reinforced cement products for the roofing and cladding industry.

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