The Roundhouse concept is a simple one. Round buildings date back to the Bronze Age and make full use of natural forces. Roundhouse Building Solutions have developed the design using modern technology and materials to create a unique building which not only optimises animal welfare but significantly reduces operational and building costs.
There are currently three sizes of roundhouse available 22metre, 30metre and 45metre.
SUPERB STOCK HANDLING SYSTEM
The man-access points between each pen is another valuable feature allowing access to the pens or egress in emergencies. In the crowd pen the stockman can be clearly seen safely behind the crowd gate.
OPERATIONAL WITH EASE
The building can easily be managed by a single operative with the exception of circumstances where, for health and safety reasons, more than one person should be present.
The 10m2 central opening in the roof ensures a continuous up-draught of air working in a similar way to a very large chimney.
EXCEPTIONAL ANIMAL WELFARE
The interior space creates a very calm and relaxed environment and must be experienced to be appreciated. The animals can also see each other at all times.
VIRTUAL ELIMINATION OF WORKING AT HEIGHT DURING CONSTRUCTION
Designed to be constructed on the ground and raised on hydraulic rams, eliminating safety netting and edge scaffolding during construction.
AESTHETICALLY PLEASING WITH MINIMAL VISUAL INTRUSION
Rustic roof colours blend well in most situations and, whilst unusual in shape in the traditional farmscape, it is also highly pleasing to the observer who sees the building outline tangentially significantly reducing the apparent size of the building.
The Roundhouse has many uses, other than those previously mentioned. There are Roundhouses in use today for sheep and deer on commercial farms and designs are available for horses, alpaca and goats. Learn more about Roundhouse Buildings and animal welfare here.