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Farm buildings designed for NZ conditions

Farm buildings designed for NZ conditions
Fabish and Jackson is constructing large scale chicken breeding sheds in Opunake for the Titoki Trust.

Taranaki building company Fabish and Jackson (2010) Ltd has been a member of the Registered Master Builders Association for nearly 40 years.

Located on two sites in Inglewood, a twenty minute drive south of New Plymouth, the company has several divisions including a Laminated Glulam Beam division, are original designers of Octa-Lock Dairy Parlours, a precast concrete division and a light engineering division.

Together these divisions complement the con-struction of the company’s specialty designed dairy shed and chicken sheds.

“Our unique style of chicken shed buildings are designed to suit New Zealand conditions and the standards of the chicken breeding business,” says Steve Fabish.

At present Fabish and Jackson is constructing large scale chicken breeding sheds in Opunake for Titoki Trust.

“We have built several chicken breeding sheds around Taranaki in the last 20 years.”

The sheds have walls and floors constructed of concrete and precast concrete panels.

The current projects at Opunake are 140 metres long and are designed for proficient ease of cleaning with specific insulation to best suit the chicken industry.

It is always a tight time-frame when undertaking farm projects given permitting and legal procedures.

“We stand proud of our original Octolock dairy sheds and have built many throughout New Zealand and even one in Wales.”

The sheds were specifically designed to reduce construction time given weather conditions over winter when milking sheds are usually built.

Fabish and Jackson (2010) Ltd also specialises in concrete foundations mainly for the energy sector while the laminated glulam beams and post division supplies retail outlets along with building projects the company takes on.

“We’re also proud of our history supporting young trades people and always have at least two apprentices on our staff.”

Given lack of government funding to support taking on apprentices and the increased costs of wages these days Steve says a lot of companies are reluctant to take on apprentices.

“In the past we have had as many as four apprentices in the team at the same time. We think it is very important to be able to keep the trades going.”

The company also design and build houses and farm buildings with the latest project being a precision implement shed and horse stable.

Farm buildings designed for NZ conditions

Steve says he is satisfied with the size of the company at present and the current work load.

“I have a great team at present with some of the staff employed for upward of 30 years. It’s the team effort that makes it all pull together.”

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