Project name: Hereford livestock market
Product: Profile 6 - Natural Grey
Contractor: Willmott Dixon
Client: Hereford livestock market
Originally steel sheets were specified for Hereford market but this was changed to fibre cement because of concerns that reverberation and noise caused by wind, heavy rain and hail would distress the animals. The steel sheets would also have been susceptible to corrosion caused by heat and moisture from the animals’ slightly acidic breath, which condenses on the relatively cooler underside of the roof. Profile 6 has no metallic content and therefore even in these aggressive environments it has an installed life expectancy of at least 50 years.
Fibre cement Profile 6 has the ability to absorb up to 25 percent of its dry weight in moisture and then dissipate it in more favourable conditions, which reduces the amount of condensation dripping from the roof and therefore creating a healthier internal environment.
These factors all help to improve the comfort levels of the livestock and people using the auction market.
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