Precast concrete stairs are pride of Doyle Concrete because of their strength, customisation to order and fast production process. With many different sizes and configurations you can find the right precast concrete stairs to suit your project’s requirements. Doesn’t matter what kind of precast concrete stairs you need, we are here to meet your requirements. Features As oppose concrete stairs poured on site, our precast concrete stairs are produced in our casting plant. These units are lighter making settling less likely. All edges, threads and connections are made to the highest standards removing possibilities of leaks and water damage. We produce our concrete stairs with weight distributed evenly. By making each corner’s weight the same we minimise the movement processes. If the settling or movement occurs, with precast concrete stairs, it is easy to adjust the position due to portability of the product.
Here is some information on the installation of heavy duty cattle slats we carried out on Tommy Corcoran’s farm, we will tell you about the process, how we dealt with that client, the importance of heavy duty cattle slats and using them on farms.
Initially the contractor contacted us about this job and I met the farmer and contractor together to discuss their requirements. The farmer wanted heavy duty cattle slats for this job because he would be driving on them. They have to be heavy duty for that purpose. I went through all of his requirements, got it down on paper and then the plan of action was to supply his exact requirements.
Six beams were required for this job and these have to be made to a specific size and strength. The strength of the beams is very important because for the completion of the job a shed needs to go over it and the pillars on that shed will be coming down over those beams. They have to be designed to carry heavy weights so that was a very important part of the planning process.
This particular job is one of the biggest in terms of cattle slats for specific farms. Jobs of this nature don’t come around that often. This is quite a big project because the farmer is gearing himself up for possibly 200 cows. A lot of space is needed to house that many animals and of course he wants them all under the one roof and the shed needs to cover all of that area. So, in terms of farmers out there thinking of buying slats, here are some tips on what to look out for and why they should choose a specific company to install their cattle slats. My advice to anybody buying cattle slats is to look around and see the difference that there is in slats. There are basically two types of cattle slats; a pre-stressed slat and a pre-cast slat. A pre-stressed slat will be stronger. Make sure to have a look around first. The finish of the side of the slat is very important. You don’t want anything sticking to the side; having a good bevel on the side of your slat that is very important. Of course the finish on top is equally as important. It has to be a non-slip cattle slat.
The most important thing is to know what weight the cattle slats can carry. All of these cattle slats are designed to carry a specific weight. Always question that .It’s vital that you know and ask the questions. There are answers to all these questions, make sure you get the right answers.
Any manufacturer of cattle slats should give you all the information you require and it should be on their website anyway. Have a look at their website and if you have questions don’t be afraid to ask.
Our casting plant’s environmental and manufacturing conditions are monitored at all time to ensure the highest quality of the cattle slats product. All precast concrete elements are produced under controlled conditions which allow us to control emission levels, waste or even noise level.
Our cattle slats are cast using metal castings and can reused almost indefinitely in order to preserve energy, environment and create sustainable production. Usage of standardised precast forms lowers the cost and delivery time frame for the end user.
We produce cattle slats using our tried and tested high quality ready mix concrete and using prestressed technology (prestressing tendons) allows us to overcome concrete’s natural weaknesses. We constantly control the process and quality of our product.
Doyle Concrete was established in 1972 and has almost 40 years of experience in producing cattle slats. We produce cattle slats in various sizes and we can prepare them to suit any requirements:
- 10’6″ Ordinary Cattle Slat
- 10’6″ Heavy Duty Cattle Slat
- 11’6″ Ordinary Cattle Slat
- 12’6″ Ordinary Cattle Slat
- 12’6″ Heavy Duty Cattle Slat
- 14’6″ Heavy Duty Cattle Slat
- 16’6″ Heavy Duty Cattle Slat
Visit our website to download cattle slat specification: http://www.doyleconcrete.ie/services/prestressed-cattle-slats/
Our plant specialises in producing high quality cattle slats and our improved curing process is making our products on of the best in Ireland. We have facilities to provide you with prestressed cattle slats, deliver them on site and lay them according to requirements.
Our experienced team of professionals is here to assist you from the beginning until the end of project you manage. Contact us directly to get a quotation and professional advisory service.
A long trip today with Slats up to Co Mayo, our truck headed off at 4 am this morning for the long drive to Co Mayo. This was a well worn road by Doyle Concrete Trucks back when the grants were in play we would be in Mayo/Sligo/Leitrim area twice maybe three times a week covering tanks for Mr Brett. The Tank we covered today was a handy two bay 36’ x 12’6 Pre-Stressed Cattle Slats inc. One heavy Duty manhole slab.