GB Gordon is a longstanding client of Span Africa whom we are always excited to work with and add value to their business. We were requested to extend an existing Poultry Shed to support its expansion from a 12m x 30m structure to a 12m x 132m x 2.4m structure – much larger than the original.
The steel we worked with is 0.5mm Widespan Galvanized Sheeting, with a grey etch primer, which is designed to provide an economic alternative to deeper box rib profiles without losing the aesthetic appeal of a square fluted profile. The material also offers fast construction and can have a long lifespan of up to 50 years.
The twelve-degree pitch in the roof allows for a steady fall for rainwater to be harvested into storage tanks, and no ventilation was needed as sections of the walls are open. To protect the birds from adverse climatic conditions, we used 30mm ISO Board for insulation, which also helps to keep temperature-control costs to a minimum.