Case Study: Two livestock buildings for Standean Farm in Patcham, Brighton

Last year, the Carnaghan family got in touch with us here at Graham Heath Construction as they required two 100’ x 40’ x 15’ livestock buildings for their 1500-acre farm in Patcham, Brighton.

They informed us that this farm has been with the family since 1935 and in its present form since 1978.  As part of their business aim for a sustainable future, they needed adaptable buildings that would stand the test of time.

These two livestock buildings, principally used for beef fattening during the winter months, were constructed with hot dipped galvanised steel.  Finishing the steel in this way ensures longer lasting protection and less maintenance over the years. As Standean farm is located near to the coast, salt in the air can corrode things quicker and with the buildings being for livestock, animal waste can also be corrosive. It was therefore essential to galvanise the steel and protect the buildings from corrosion.

Yorkshire boards were used for cladding to one side and both gable ends. Roof cladding is natural grey fibre cement and included 20 roof lights. The concrete panels, 90mm thick and to a height of 2m, were fitted on the one side and both ends and supplied by our sister company Concrete Panel Systems.

When we asked the family why they chose Graham Heath Construction to design, manufacture and construct these two livestock buildings they said “value for money.”

With regards to their overall experience with us they commented “From the outset the company were very easy to work with. Communication was very good – setting out plans/time frame. Everyone in the process has been very helpful.”

The team here at Graham Heath Construction are very pleased to have another happy customer and we thank the Carnaghan family for their co-operation in the creation of this case study. We know they’re very busy on the family run Standean Farm which also includes a lovely B&B – Middown House on the beautiful South Downs.  We look forward to working with the family again given they have recently placed another order for a building from us, this time a 120’ x 60’ x 30’ straw store!

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