Improve pig housing with high performance insulation

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Pig producers who are renovating or erecting new buildings should consider installing high performance insulation to improve thermal efficiencies and fire safety.

Rather than opting for traditional standard insulation, installing an all-in-one panel keeps housing at a stable temperature and reduces energy bills, while also being easy to clean, says Tom Verhaest, agricultural specialist at Recticel Insulation.

The firm’s innovative panel for agricultural buildings – Du.Panel X – combines energy savings and fire safety, and is also thin and light, making it easy to install and reducing the weight of the roof construction. “As building controls tighten and insurers focus on fire safety, it makes sense for farmers to build to the highest possible standards,” says Mr Verhaest.

“By installing these panels, producers can reduce energy bills, improve animal welfare and performance, and ensure the safety of their livestock and staff.”

Unlike other insulation types, the panels have facings which are resistant to ammonia, which can destabilise standard insulation boards. They also prevent condensation, provide excellent light diffusion and have easy-to-clean surfaces for high hygiene standards.

“Although the British Pig & Poultry Fair 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19, producers can still get advice from our agricultural insulation experts,” says Mr Verhaest. “If you want to optimise your next housing project, find out what high performing insulation can do for animal welfare and energy efficiencies, or design a building with minimal fire risk, we can help.”

For more information call 0032 475 259 080 or email [email protected].