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Our first free range house was built in 1927 and since then our manufacturing expertise has been used to build some of the most advanced free-range laying houses in the Country.
All houses come complete with pop hole doorways in the side sections, complying with RSPCA Freedom Foods and Lion Egg regulations.
The internal post layouts take into account the nests, slats, feed and water systems during the design consultation phase.
Traditional and multi-tier layer systems can all be accommodated as can enriched free range broiler chicken houses which require daylight windows
External, insulated and manually operated pop hole doors are standard but a secondary internal door can be added to give fully automated and simultaneous opening and closing.
Egg collection, handling and storage takes place in the main store which is lined throughout with a bright, white, easy-clean lining and can be sited at one end or in the middle of the house, splitting the bird areas into two colonies.
Windows are incorporated in the collection areas to give a pleasant working environment and store divisions form insulated egg stores, office space or washroom areas if desired.
Constructed with timber posted trusses or clear span steel portal frames, Fan or Natural Ventilation, Harlow's free range buildings are indeed Poultry Houses of distinction and built to last.
Harlow poultry houses are designed and constructed by a highly skilled and experienced workforce.
Construction begins in our CAD drawing office where plans are made for our extensive Mill to cut and pre-assemble the building panels. These are then quality checked before being loaded onto our own transport and delivered directly to site. From here, our professional erection teams will unload our vehicle and complete the construction process with care and attention.
All our buildings can be constructed with timber or steel portal frames and clad with timber weatherboard or on occasions, steel profile sheeting.
Having built timber Poultry Houses for over 80 years, our reputation for building quality is recognised throughout the world.
All our exterior timber cladding, including sole plates and door posts, are pressure treated in our own treatment plant with Wolmanit CX then left to cure and dry.
This ensures the treatment lasts for the life of the timber and gives a pleasing golden brown finish - as an alternative, steel profiled sheeting can be used for the external cladding. All the timber is machined and supplied from our own Mill in Long Whatton, Leicestershire, enabling us to maintain a very high standard of quality control.
Roof sheeting is supplied in a variety of colours, being galvanised then usually polyester coated.
Roof insulation is with fibreglass which we seal in a polythene enclosure before laying. This ensures the prevention of moisture absorption or dust build up and maintains effectiveness.
Wall insulation is also by fibreglass which is attached to each panel before despatch to avoid any vertical movement. Once a design is agreed, we provide full specification drawings suitable for Planning Applications along with detailed foundation plan drawings for your basework.
For larger turn-key projects, we can be employed as main contractor to take care of everything from site clearance to finished farm ready for livestock.
All Harlow housing can be supplied as clear span. Up to 40 feet wide with low cost timber trusses, or over 40 feet steel portal frames.
The vertical steel stanchions are galvanised and the rafters are zinc phosphate coated.
Once the steel frame is erected, the external cladding can be traditional timber or profiled steel sheeting.
Internally, the roof lining is profiled steel, but the walls are lined with fireproof and waterproof fibreglass resin board. This ensures that where the lining board can come into contact with the livestock, the board will not rust, is hygenic and can be easily cleaned. Insulation throughout the roof and the walls is with fibreglass, incorporating a polythene vapour barrier.
Once your individual design is agreed, we will provide you with full specification drawings suitable for your Planning Applications. For larger turnkey projects we can be employed as main contractors to take care of everything from site clearance to finished farm ready for livestock.