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Agriculturual & Industrial Projects

Ideal for agricultural, industrial buildings.

Agricultural Buildings.

It is traditional for agricultural buildings to be built in structural steel portal frames with plastic coated sheeting.

When the building are required for storage it is also necessary to build retaining walls. These are propped up by the structural steel portal frame columns that also resist wind loading.

The construction of farm builings in ICF avoids the need for steel columns, pad footings and seperate retaining walls and can reduce cost by large amounts.

Portal frames no longer viable

The combination of portal frames and retaining walls results in complex foundations. Agricultural buildings constructed in this way have consequently become very expensive

ICF as an alternative

ICF provides a viable alternative to steel portal frame frames. It can be provided with the appropriate reinforcement and used to build all the walls up to the normal eaves height of 5 to 6 metres.

Adaptable to specific needs

ICF walls can be lined internally with stainless steel sheeting to retain products such as beetroot and potatoes. This can be simply hosed down after each project has been moved so is ready for reuse. Externally the ICF walls can be rendered and painted.

Industrial Buildings.

Many industrial building consist of large units that are sub-divided internally into divisions, often 8-10m wide.

Such units are ideal for ICF because the concrete walls can resist the wind loading without the use of structural steel frames.

Lightweight trusses can be used for the roofs making such units very economic because they can be built so quickly without waiting for the delivery of steelwork.

ICF will be particularly suitable for small industrial units.


ICF Construction

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