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The Project

Located in the heart of the West Country, Wyke Farms has been producing fine prize winning cheddar cheese for more than 150 years. The family business is the UK's largest independent cheese producer and milk processor, and now supplies major supermarket chains with its 'Farmhouse' range of cheeses and butter products.


The brief

To keep pace with the growing national demand for their premium cheese products, Wyke Farms needed to construct a new storage warehouse as a matter of urgency and the builders needed to ensure that project delays were avoided.  So when it came down to selecting a reliable, robust and readily available drainage system, they chose the off-the-shelf Modular 125 system from ACO Building Drainage.


The Solution

ACO Building Drainage's Modular 125 is a robust, linear channel drainage system manufactured in stainless steel in a variety of lengths, inverts and gratings. The system has been rigorously tested and classified under industry recognised standard for drainage BS EN 1433 and meets key performance criteria with a load bearing capacity up to C250 (25 tonnes) as well as water tightness and durability standards. 


Design features that set the Modular 125 system apart include the V-profiled channel for optimum flow capacity at low flow rates, as well as debris-collecting sieves and baskets, all important features for hygienic food processing environments.  In addition, stainless steel gullies incorporating foul air traps were specified for this installation.


As the system is held in stock, immediate delivery was possible, allowing Dunford Builders to install the system without the delays typically associated with specially manufactured parts. This enabled the whole project to be completed successfully on time and for Wyke Farms to continue operations without disruption. 


Matthew Cornish, Project Manager of Dunford Builders commented, "As a member of the Federation of Master Builders we're committed to outlining a plan for our customers with phases of the build and ultimately a completion date.  Choosing a reputable quality drainage system from a company we knew we could trust meant there was only really one choice, ACO Building Drainage.  The ease of installation of the Modular 125 system with its complete range of ancillary items enabled us to complete the drainage phase in a matter of days."

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