Monthly Archives: December 2011

Living in Sheds as Temporary Accommodation

It is advisable that you consult your local council or private certifier for advice on using a shed as a temporary dwelling whilst you build your home before you make the decision to do so. The use of a transportable … Continue reading

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Ventilation Methods in Free Stall Barns and Shelter Sheds

Free stall barns are designed to protect cows from hot summer sun, cold winter winds, snow and rain. Temperatures do not have to be kept above freezing. As long as cows are adequately sheltered from wind and rain, they cope … Continue reading

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Effective Construction Ideas & Methods for Free Stall Barns

To ensure naturally ventilated free stall barns remain serviceable for years, the following construction ideas and methods may be used. Roof Pitch The ideal solution is a 20° to 25° roof pitch. Lower pitches may slow down air movement along … Continue reading

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Free Stall Barns – Ventilation overview

Carefully designed and properly constructed, well managed free stall barns with natural ventilation provide the ideal environment for a herd of dairy cattle. The primary reason to construct a free stall barn is to effectively protect the dairy herd, free … Continue reading

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