Case Study: A new grain store with concrete panels in Milton Keynes

Grain store with concrete panels

Mr. Tuckwell, a valued customer and agent of sister company Graham Heath Construction (GHC) got in touch when he started thinking about a new 1000T Grain Store. He took advantage of a promotion they have running on an 80’ x 60’ x 20’ that includes all steelwork, roof, end and side cladding as well as purlins and rainwater goods!

The offer also included 140mm thick concrete panels, manufactured and supplied by us here at Concrete Panel Systems, to a height of 3m, stacked using 3 x 1M high panels. They were fitted to both sides and gable ends.

Concrete panels to a height of 3m

The GHC team went to visit Mr Tuckwell on his family run Saldon Crabtree Farm in Milton Keynes which has been in operation since 1976.  He kindly told them all about his business, why he chose Graham Heath and how we have made a difference.

What is the type of your business?

“Large scale agricultural contracting and farming within a 25-mile radius of Milton Keynes”

What is the size of your site?

Mr Tuckwell owns 76 acres and with his contracting covers 3,800 acres in total

What are the services you offer?

The Tuckwell family business offers agricultural contracting services to the livestock/arable sector as well as fencing and plant services e.g. Grab lorries and road sweepers

What is your business aim/vision?

“To sustain a profitable agricultural business”

What is the reason for and purpose of your new building?

“Arable expansion, need more grain storage”

Were there any specific material or design requirements for the build?

Mr Tuckwell wanted the building to be galvanised to fit in with the surrounding buildings and to benefit from the minimum 70 years of steelwork protection that you get with galvanising.

Grain store with galvanised steel

Why did you choose Graham Heath?

“We had a recommendation from Pilkington Farms for the first building we had from Graham Heath Construction in 2017 and it went from there. We’re happy with the whole process from the quality of the buildings to the service received – being informal throughout.”

Are there any features of your building that you are particularly pleased with?

“The quality of workmanship and progress in erecting the building” One of our erectors managed to erect it in just 2 weeks!

How has Graham Heath Construction made a difference?

“Every aspect of the process has been very easy and personalised. I have been made to feel like an individual not just a number.”

Do you need a quote for concrete panels or concrete blocks? Don’t hesitate to contact our team today on 01270 258076 or request your free quote here.

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