Steadmans Manufactures and Supplies Extensive Product Range for Livestock and Farm Sales Yard

Steadmans Manufactures and Supplies Extensive Product Range for Livestock and Farm Sales Yard


An extensive range of products have been supplied by one-stop-shop building products manufacturer Steadmans for a state-of-the-art livestock and farm sales yard.

Markethill Livestock and Farm Sales Ltd has been operating in Markethill, County Armagh, for over 65 years and also serving County Down, Tyrone and Fermanagh.

The wide range of products manufactured and supplied by Steadmans reflects the wide range of buildings at the market, which includes both office accommodation for the sales and support staff and holding pens for livestock.

Steadmans manufactured and supplied the products to Craigavon-based family firm Lappin Engineering, a steel manufacturer and erecter, which has been operating for 25 years, and was commissioned with the design and build of the job.

Steadmans supplied all the components for the external envelope of the buildings, including over 1200 square metres of AS35 120mm insulated roof panels for the new office accommodation. All the flashings, insulated gutters, rooflights, 800 square metres of vented sheeting and nearly 18,000sq ft. of Profile 6 fibre cement sheeting were used over the holding pen area.

Brain Lappin, managing director of Lappin Engineering, said:

“We’ve a long and successful history of dealing with Steadmans. I like dealing with them because it means we are working with both the manufacturer and the supplier in one go. It cuts out the middle man and means there is no extra mark-up.”

Steadmans composite roof panels are ideal for use in the efficient completion of a wide variety of building envelopes, from commercial and warehouse uses to office blocks. The company’s AS35 panels are manufactured in a quality process certified to ISO 9001:2008, using non-ozone depleting technology. This provides designers with an environmentally-responsible product, with excellent thermal performance and a predicted service life of 40 years.

Available in a range of thicknesses, from 40mm up to and including 120mm, the panels can be specified to achieve insulation U-values, aiding compliance with the latest L2 regulations. The panels are also Loss Prevention Certification Board approved.

Steadmans is the leading UK manufacturer of building materials for the agricultural and steel building sectors, specialising in galvanised roofing sections, composite wall and roof sheets, metal cladding, roofing products and fibre cement sheeting.

In addition to its headquarters site in Cumbria, the company has facilities in:

  • Uddingston, near Glasgow;
  • Fyvie, Aberdeenshire; and
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland

Steadmans employs 150 people overall and benefits from being part of the SIG UK group.

For further information on Steadmans’ full range of products:

call: 016974 78277

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