THINKING OF BUILDING A DAIRY? TURNKEY INSTALLATION WHY?
There are many farmers who believe dairies to be merely
sheds with a little concrete and steelwork thrown in and by
handling the project themselves they will achieve big savings
"after all it's just a shed". Not so! A dairy is
classified under the Building Code of Australia as a factory.
In other words a reasonably complex building. Computerisation,
automation and cow ID systems are now being built into dairies.
Times have changed.
Most businessmen who specialise, concentrate their efforts
on their field of expertise. Very few of these people if they
wanted a new factory would make room in their busy schedule
to adopt the role of designer and builder. The successful
entrepreneur would employ the services of qualified experienced
people, seek quotes and fix a budget to achieve the ultimate
Design of a dairy to suit the individual farmer's needs is
important. Every farmer has his own set of requirements to
suit his operation. How many dairy farmers work their operation
exactly the same as the next? Why are all farm houses different?
A turn key installation plans and co-ordinates all aspects
of the project, ensuring the overlap of all trade areas such
as effluent drainage, plumbing, electrical, refrigeration
and plant, key in and compliment each other
Planning and regulation controls must be met in both design
and construction. Environmental controls are being more rigidly
enforced on effluent management. Long delays in approval of
a project can be experienced if little effort is made towards
the use of a workable effluent system.
John Austin Constructions Pty Ltd is one such professional
dairy builder whose turn key installations are now in demand
by the professional dairy farmer. These clients are all people
who run intensive dairy operations and are extremely successful.
They know the importance of a lump sum contract which avoids
"blow outs" in budgets.
Dairy design and building is a specialist field. An understanding
of the interaction of stock, the dairy operators and plant
that make up a dairy unit is critical in achieving the best
results. Some inexperienced builders offer a standard design
but even the small print will not tell you of the hidden costs
to make alterations as the job progresses. Concrete can be
altered but the expense is enormous.
Be wary of cheap quotes. Some builders will quote low but
not include items essential to complete the job as a whole.
There is a saying "The bitterness of poor quality remains
long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten" Choose
experienced builders so you are not left with costly mistakes
to rectify. John Austin Constructions Pty Ltd have the know-how
to keep cost, particularly in labour to minimum and have the
buying power to purchase materials through volume at dicounted