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Agriculture and horticulture

The agricultural industry has a heightened risk of corrosion, due to the prevalence of chemicals and exposure to bad weather conditions. Hot dip galvanizing increases the corrosion-resistance of agricultural steel, saving you time and money spent maintaining large steel fabrications such as steel frame buildings, animal pens, and gates.

Galvanised Agricultural Building

Galvanizing agricultural steel buildings

Agricultural steel is very large and heavy, so protecting steel frame buildings can be tough. Fortunately, the days of regularly maintaining structural steel buildings and storage containers such as silos can be behind you.

With our large dipping capabilities, we collect your steel from your premises and return it back to you so you can spend more time on your work.

Galvanized farm building

Galvanized animal pens and fencing

Galvanized farm buildings top down

Galvanized steel is safe for animals, making it a popular choice for animal pens and enclosures. Galvanizing also protects steel from corrosion, so your livestock are protected against rust exposure that can quickly build up.

Galvanized steel is also a strong material, so you can be sure your larger animals are safely enclosed in their pens.

Case study: Folly Farm

Folly Farm welcomed two very rare black rhinos to its family of animals, but needed a bespoke indoor facility that could separate and home the solitary animals.

A building – now called the Kifaru Reserve – was constructed, providing durable corrosion resistance for the enclosures of these magnificent creatures.

Galvanized rhino enclosure at Folly Farm

Protect against chemical corrosion

Galvanized steel

Corrosive chemicals are prevalent in the agricultural industry. Without sufficient precautions in place, rapid deterioration of steel is inevitable. Even the weather can cause metal farm gates and buildings to collect moisture, speeding up the rate of corrosion.

Galvanizing helps protect essential equipment and structures from corrosion, extending its lifespan and reducing maintenance costs. As a result, you reduce your downtime and save money on repairs.

Galvanizing farm equipment

Hot dip galvanizing can also be used on smaller steel items, such as farm equipment, penstock equipment and appliances.

Case study: Pig lift for Gandalf and friends

Galvanized pig lift for Beneath the Wood Sanctuary

We galvanized a pig lift free of charge for Beneath the Wood Sanctuary after they rescued 53 pigs from horrifying conditions at an illegal slaughterhouse in Pembrokeshire. Designeering, designer and fabricator of the innovative pig lift, created the lift for the sanctuary so their overgrown hooves could have a much-needed trim.

Pigs really can fly after all!


Protect agricultural steel today

With nine UK sites, we are never too far away to galvanize your steel. Our bath sizes mean we can dip your large steel fabrications such as farm buildings and storage containers. We’re big enough to cope, and small enough to care.

  • We’ll collect and deliver your steel to our site ✔️
  • Comprehensive technical support, guidance and assistance at every stage ✔️
  • Hot dip galvanized to BS EN ISO 1461 standards ✔️
  • Part of a circular economy ✔️
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