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Foam Insulation Keeps Sheep Shelter Condensation-Free

David Waddy is from Glenesk sheep and cattle station in Greta Valley, North Canterbury. It’s where weather extremes bite hard. 

The large sheep dry-shed on the station had condensation problems which needed to be resolved. "We've always had a problem with condensation," explains David. "I had thought of replacing the tin roof, or adding a lining of plywood, but that would have been costly and labour intensive. It’s a big building.”

After seeing foam being used in Canadian Homes on TV, David searched online for a similar product in New Zealand, which led him straight to NZFoam.

“I saw that foam could be applied quickly and simply. I thought 'let’s get on with it, I can’t wait' — and it was done in a day.” Instead of destroying anything already there, The NZ Foam application consisted of simply adding the foam to the 1970s shed. The fact that it provided guaranteed longevity was the clincher.

“Now there is no condensation or rain drips from the roof. It’s perfect really," says David. “It’s made it exactly what I always wanted this building to be in the first place. Even if the roof was replaced there would have been no guarantees. And If the foam was too expensive, I wouldn’t have done it.”

“There was good contact with NZ Foam, before and afterwards. I’m very happy, and I’ve recommended it to other local farmers and builders.”

David says his working life has less stress now the sheep are guaranteed somewhere to dry off and stay dry.

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July 2019 EBOSSNOW Case Studies
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