When Mike Beadman bought Armshold Farm in the South Cambridgeshire countryside around 18 months ago, it was in need of restoration. The land and buildings had been ignored for a few years and asbestos was discovered. This has all now been cleared and the 34-acres farm is set to grass for haylage and leased out to a local farmer.
In the future, Mike and his family plan to live on site, as he is in the process of building a house there. His business aim is to manage the farm himself and start an aircraft importing business – the farm has a 400m runway through the middle of it! The agricultural land will then be managed using contractors to cut and remove the hay.
To support these projects, Mike needed a building to store aircraft, small farm equipment and building materials for the house build and in the longer term to store 6 aircraft/helicopters.
Mike ordered a 20m x 23m x 3m building from our colleagues over at Graham Heath Construction. As one of the aims of the build was for helicopter storage, they needed to make a 3.6m high by 11m wide sliding door to handle up to around 10m wingspans. In addition, the ridge height needed to be as low as possible to avoid the building being in view from the new house.
For this build, we manufactured 90mm thick concrete panels, to a height of 1m on our site in South Cheshire, which were fitted to both sides and gable ends.
Mike mentioned that he has already recommended Graham Heath Group to two local farmers. If his aircraft business goes well, he will require a workshop so will be straight back to us to help.
We are delighted to have another happy customer and look forward to supplying the concrete panels for the future workshop project.
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