CEMBRIT FIBRE CEMENT SHEETING

will_mck

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120'x60' brand new grain store almost complete for harvest 2021. Chembrit fibre cement sheeting installed two days ago,today's the first wet day. Looks patchy and feels damp, does this look normal? Wonder what will happen when a hard frost comes?
 

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Rs chunk

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that’s pretty normal with fibre cement but it does make you worry. Not a fan of it myself okay on livestock building I rather box profile with anti condensation on the back but even that’s not 100%
 

will_mck

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Would I be right in thinking this has been made in Czechoslovakia? Will it always be damp like this? I've three other sheds with fibre cement roofs from different companies that are up to 27 years old and haven't seen this yet
 

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will_mck

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The other sheets on the rest of the sheds have a textured pattern on them on the underside where as this new sheeting is smooth
 

Werzle

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Midlands
I wouldnt be happy with blocks of wood sat on the walls to prop crossing timbers or the wooden boxing done to stop crossing timbers drooping. I would be slightly worried if i had paid a proper firm the going rate from looking at the pics tbh
 

will_mck

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No it's on propely, the under side has a bit of texture but not as rough as other sheets I've used in the past. The left side is the new cembrit sheet and the right side is old eternit stuff on my other sheds.

They're fixed down with these screws, the guy fitting them said it's a bad job to screw them too tight, I'll put a plastic cap on top of the head but it shouldn't need it
 

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Mur Huwcun

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Livestock Farmer
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North West Wales
I wouldnt be happy with blocks of wood sat on the walls to prop crossing timbers or the wooden boxing done to stop crossing timbers drooping. I would be slightly worried if i had paid a proper firm the going rate from looking at the pics tbh

Short of using z perlins with the quality of timber these days it’s the Tesco motto of ‘every little helps”!! Have done similar here to try and minimise sagging!!!
 

will_mck

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I had a guy out looking at the sheets last night who erects sheds all the time, he said it's a initial thing and probably won't happen again. He said to wait until the next wet day to see if it happens again before kicking up too much of a fuss. My father and I have never seen this before though. As for the blocks of timber propping up the cross timbers for the side sheeting, those were only a temporary fix until all the sheets were screwed down tight and they've been removed since
 
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CPF

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Arable Farmer
When I had my grian store put up in 2003 the roof did the same as yours .Within couple of weeks it had settled down , and has never been wet since.
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

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