Curved panels are fixed directly to concrete footings to form the main arch of the building.
End walls are made from Spantech straight panels. The panels are fixed to the curved panels and made water tight by adding a simple cold-rolled end ring flashing.
The buildings are commonly used for on-farm grain storage, potato storage and some types of sports facilities.
Spantech’s on-farm grain storage buildings are typically constructed using the Spantech 300 Series panel and are 21 metres wide with the length adjusted to suit the required storage capacity. The structure is so strong that grain or other bulk materials can be stacked up to 2 metres high against the side walls dramatically expanding the total storage capacity of the building.
Wider buildings are possible with the use of the 370 Series panel.
Existing customers have constructed Spantech buildings to store a percentage of their harvest for later sale to direct clients, or to hold and wait for improving market prices. Other clients use the buildings at mills, feed lots and piggeries.
Spantech ground-to-ground buildings are more economical and more versatile than vertical storage. When not storing grain in their sheds, Spantech customers store harvesting equipment and other expensive machinery in the buildings to minimise maintenance and extend the life of the equipment.