Trusted Agricultural Steel Building Suppliers
There is a steel building to suit almost any type of agricultural and farm or rural requirement, and here are just a few of the more common uses:
- Broiler Houses
- Hay barns
- Crop storage
- Dairy units
- Machinery storage
We are experienced designers and suppliers of a variety of agricultural steel buildings and look forward to helping to design a building that suits you.
I'm really pleased with the building and the cows love it too! - Alan Haines, Dairy Farmer, Eaton
What are the advantages of using a steel building for agricultural purposes?
You may already have buildings on you farm or land and now looking for your next as a replacement or expansion. We speak to many farmers who say "if only I could have a building over my entire farm it would make everything life so much easier." So here are the main advantages of steel buildings over other types of buildings:
Flexible usable space - Portal frame structure means large open spans can be achieved.
Cost effective - Precision manufacturing processes means kit type structures with low wastage and short on-site construction times to give lower installation costs.
British suppliers and manufacturers - High quality and reliable.
Warranty - Unrivalled warranties over other constructions with warranties on some buildings of up to 30 years.
Low maintenance - Agricultural steel buildings can be galvanised/primed or painted with good gutter systems and cladding with high quality finishes.
Environment - Low material usage with good packaging reduces transport costs. Steel is 100% sustainable; at least 40% of steel used in construction has been recycled.
Also - easily expandable in future to allow for farm growth, easy to re-clad and repair when building looks tired or suffers damage which can often happen on a busy farm.
Contact us to see how we can help you achieve your finished farm building to suit your ideas and budget on 01664 566 119.Contact us about agricultural steel buildings →
What you may need to consider for your agricultural steel building
Here are some of the questions you may want to ask at this stage.
How will I ventilate my cattle buildings? – There are many different options to look at; you may already have a preference that has worked for you in the past or we can suggest popular solutions.
How can I make my grain store meet the quality assurance scheme? – The building would be designed with this in mind to ensure no deterioration of the product occurs for example no skylights, louvered ventilation in the gable, spill plates on the grain walling.
Will I need planning permission for an agricultural building? – It is likely you will need planning permission. Most will just need a general permitted development order, which will take 28 days. We'll can help with the planning requirements needed for your specific project, just ask our team to get some initial advice today.
Can you supply different wall options on my farm building? – Concrete panel walls are very universal and quick to install, Yorkshire or Castle Boarding, block walls and metal grain walling can also be used.
What foundations will I need? – Your building will require a firm and solid foundation which is specified by engineers. We'll give you all the information you need for these and even arrange for an engineer to attend to assist in the installation.
Is condensation an issue? – This will typically depend on the use of the agricultural building. If required you can reduce the potential for condensation through using fibre cement sheets, or an anti-condensation layer on single skin cladding, or as an alternative insulated panels can be used. Please call us and ask, we'll be pleased to give you all the information you require.
Will the use of the agricultural building affect the design? – Yes, it could affect the whole building so it is an important factor. You can have the building designed to your exact specification, and we're happy to discuss how to make the building most efficient for your purpose.
Can I position doors anywhere in the steel building? – Personnel and vehicle access door and fire exit doors can be situated anywhere apart from where vertical columns are sited.
If you would like to talk to us about your farm building plans just give us a call on 01664 566 119 and we'll be happy to discuss your exact requirements with you.
Interested in getting a plan together for your farm building expansion, but don't want to fork out money on expensive architect's fees? Our team can carry out a detailed site survey and provide a virtual 3D model of your farm so you can understand how and where a new building will work best for you.
We knew we were dealing with a family owned and run business – they were only a phone call away - John Jones, Farmer and Fencing Contractor, Jones and Sons, Theddingworth
What if I want to customise my agricultural steel building?
We supply bespoke agricultural steel buildings which means they are made to measure. There may be reason why you need a slightly different specification and we'll be happy to advise you of course, however here are the more common options and building accessories:
Personnel access doors - 10 point locking high quality heavy duty security doors. Single point locking, light weight doors. Heavy duty fire exit doors. Double opening doors.
Traffic access doors - Rolling shutter doors (usually heavy gauge). Hydro-swing doors (for wide openings).
Windows - Double glazed PVCu window units fitting into side walls.
Flashing trims/weather seals - Either matching or contrasting sheet colour.
Heated building - Insulated panels up to 120mm thick to meet regulations.
Drip stop on underside of roof sheets - Anti-condensation liner on single skin roof sheeting- prevents dripping from changing temperatures on underside of steel sheeting.
Roof lights - Skylights used in roof sheeting, allowing light to flood in.
Lean-tos - Easy to add lean-tos for extra cover or increased space.
Internal partition walls - Separate areas with internal steel cladding.
Mezzanine floors - Make use of the space above your head and increase the potential storage area.
Extended eaves/gable - Gives extra shelter and aesthetics.
You'll find more information at ridba.co.uk or please just call on 01664 566 119 for any outline advice you may want at this stage.Contact us about agricultural steel buildings →
So why should I choose to work with Saxby Hatfield to supply my new farm building?
In a business looking to develop, we want to make certain you get your farm building solution with low hassle, transparent pricing, and high quality service with the best quality advice.
Here are just some of the reasons our long list of happy customers choose to work with us:
Planning permission advice - We give you advice and help get your building through the planning process.
Service - We can be your one-stop shop, from initial ideas and concept through to building delivery and contractor sourcing, making the process as easy as possible for you from order to completion.
Experience - Our directors come from a farming background so they are well equipped to advise you on your agricultural buildings. Hot and cold rolled agricultural building experts to help you get the best solution for your farm.
Contractor Vetting - We use our expertise to carry out a thorough vetting of proposed contractors to ensure your building is erected by competent erectors and groundwork teams with lots of experience and able to deal with many different applications.
Our "good honest pricing" structure - What makes us unique is that we are open and honest with our pricing. When it comes to agricultural steel building projects we will tell you exactly what the manufacturers and suppliers are quoting for your project and show you our fees separately. We won't keep increasing our fees if the supply cost goes up! Our focus is sourcing the best quality products at the best price for you.
Good advice - We listen to the requirements to get the best solution.
Including supply of agricultural buildings, we can also help you with many other aspects of agricultural steel building projects
- CAD Drawings, Elevation Drawings
- Agricultural Planning Applications
- Door openings created
- Insurance Repair Surveys, Inspections
- Rusted Steel Column Repairs
- Roof Repairs
- Steel Building removal/relocation
- Full Agricultural Building Refurbishment/Reverse Engineering
Get in touch today for the right advice and pricing information and join our many customers who have already trusted us to carry out their latest building project – call Peter or David now on 01664 566 119.