Moore Concrete wall panels prove their worth on Ballymena sheep unit

Ballymena Texel breeder Andrew Kennedy (left) discussing the wall panels used in his new sheep unit with Moore Concrete's Jeff Haslett
Ballymena Texel breeder Andrew Kennedy (left) discussing the wall panels used in his new sheep unit with Moore Concrete's Jeff Haslett

Last year saw Ballymena Texel breeder Andrew Kennedy take the decision to invest in a bespoke sheep unit.

The new facility would allow him manage his ewes more effectively pre-lambing while also offering all the space he might require to look after the mothers and their newborn lambs if they required feeding indoors.

“The farm business is made up of sheep and poultry enterprises,” said Andrew.

“I wanted to put in place a new unit that would improve the management standards of the sheep flock. The new building, which was completed last year, is 110 feet long and 50 feet wide.”

He added: “Once the decision to go ahead with the project was taken, I wanted to make sure that it was carried out to the highest specification and that the job was completed as quickly as possible.

“With this in mind I opted for Moore Concrete prestressed wall panels, for use on the entire lower section of the new unit.

“And I wasn’t disappointed. The panels were made to measure, providing a great bespoke solution. All the panels were placed within hours of being delivered on site; which made it so easy to get on with the rest of the job in a timely manner ready for lambing season.”

Designed for speed of installation, Moore Concrete prestressed wall panels are supplied ready for immediate use, and have significant load bearing advantages over block built walls.

Wall panel systems offer significant time and cost savings over traditional methods. There is no need for foundations, as the panels can rest on the post foundation or on landing brackets.

Moore Concrete’s Jeff Haslett a recent visitor to the Kennedy farm commented: “Our panels are available in 600, 1000, 1200, and 1500mm heights. They are joined together using a simple tongue and groove system. The wall panels are bolted to or slotted in between the RSJ units”

Available in a choice of thickness 100, 150, 200 and 250mm, depending on the application. Each prestressed wall panel is manufactured to the highest quality standards and bear CE Marking.

“Moore Concrete panels can be used in general purpose and livestock buildings, or as structural walls for storing materials including grain, silage and aggregate.”

For further information, please view our website www.moore-concrete.com or contact Moore Concrete on (028) 2656 2566.