Teamwork produces agricultural buildings in Norfolk
Steelwork contractor A C Bacon Engineering, which specialises in fabricating buildings for the agriculture industry, has teamed up with Worksop Galvanizing [part of the Wedge Group] to process steel used to create two large grain stores for South Pickenham Estates in Norfolk.
“We have worked alongside the team at Worksop Galvanizing on many of our projects,” says A C Bacon Engineering Buyer Andrew Willimott.
“Our most recent work weighed over 700t in total with steel used to fabricate a variety of structures including grain stores, which play a pivotal role in farming operations.
“It’s important that our buildings are fabricated and galvanized to a high quality, not only protect the structure itself, but also the products stored inside. The farming environment can be a particularly challenging one, so galvanizing our steel ensures our buildings last a lifetime with no need for maintenance or servicing, which can be quite costly taking into account the size of the grain stores and the labour and resources it would require.”
South Pickenham Estates, which is home to a 5,802 acre farm and vineyard, plus sporting, catering and accommodation facilities, says that it specified galvanizing as a finish for A C Bacon’s steel buildings due to the quality and long-term protection that it provides.
Worksop Galvanizing Commercial Manager Paul Robinson explained: “Our team has worked with A C Bacon across a variety of projects for over 10 years and we’re pleased to have played a part in this large-scale job for South Pickenham Estates.”