Benefits of Using Steel Buildings for Agricultural Purposes

For the agriculture industry, their building and land requirements are quite different to other industries. Farmers need fenced-off areas to enclose the livestock and horses outside, along with large and wide open-ended building structures to house everything from pigs, cows and sheep, to horses for the riders to use for herding some types of livestock.

Let’s look at some of the benefits of using steel buildings in the agriculture industry.

Store Machinery

Keeping tractors and other miscellaneous farm equipment outside is not a great idea unless you want it to rust out over time. The equipment gets worked on the farm and builds up grease, dirt, earth and crops stuck to different parts of the inner workings. If left outside, the collected assortment of things stuck to the machinery can cause jams and other unwanted problems in a damp environment.

The dimensions of typical structures put together by the company Steel Buildings are often made taller for agricultural projects to accommodate tall farm equipment that’s brought inside at the end of a long day. This company design steel buildings that are tailored to your exact specifications, so you can ensure it’s the right size for all your machinery. A pitched roof also provides plenty of additional clearance room and has space for overhead lighting to see what you’re doing when parking too.
Food Storage (Hay, Grain, etc.)

Storing grain and hay under cover to protect it from the rain is a good idea in the UK where the weather is anything but predictable. Steel framed buildings can be segmented with corrugated steel dividers to section off areas of a building structure. Doing so avoids the hay from becoming contaminated with dirt and debris that builds up naturally inside any agricultural structure despite best efforts to keep it pristine.

Food storage, like grain, is well-suited to steel buildings because it can stay cold since the metal won’t heat up when the temperatures spike on occasional hot days. Avoiding moisture inside the building is important too so that the grain doesn’t spoil, and the livestock won’t refuse to consume it.

Houses for Cattle & Other Livestock

A structure is customizable for rural placement. The doors and access openings, and the design and pitch of the roof are all selectable. When wanting to have the building fit into the surrounding area or other buildings nearby, the paintwork colour is chosen to blend in nicely rather than stick out like a sore thumb.

High-grade steel is used for steel structures which are wind resistant, rust resistant, and can handle freak weather better than bricks and mortar buildings. The last thing you want is the roof coming down during a storm, injuring your valuable livestock which are irreplaceable. There’s also no risk of fire because wood isn’t used in the construction of a metal building.

General Use Shelters

When it suddenly pours down and you’d rather not have muddy footprints all around the main property, having a separate building as a general use area to shelter in until the rain ceases can be an ideal scenario.

The last thing you want is workers’ clothing and boots that are caked in mud being sprinkled all around the farmhouse floor and getting trodden into carpets where it’s tough to get out later when cleaning up. Design a custom layout to create individual spaces for different workers to congregate to avoid everyone having to sit together if they don’t wish to while they wait out the bad weather.

When seeing steel buildings for sale, take a look at the kinds of steel they use in their construction and how flexible they are with design blueprints and floor plans. Not every producer is flexible, adaptable or has enough experience in the industry, so seek out a professional operator that knows what they’re doing based on a long history in the steel building industry.