Advanced Agricultural Technology

Lapolla 4G for this large potato shed

Based on Lanivery Junction, Near Lostwithiel, Cornwall, Colwith Farm is a large producer of potatoes of many years standing producing 6,000 tons annually. Over 3,000 tons are stored in temperature controlled climates, so insulation is critical.

In order to improve running costs, crop storage conditions (condensation, relative humidity, temperature control) and thus drive quality and profitability, Colwith Farm engaged the team at SWIS-Lapolla to install Lapolla Industries’ high-performance Foam-Lok 4G closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation for their newly added potato store.

Lapolla spray foam is one of the key players in the US agricultural and construction industries and has a growing reputation in the UK market. Spray foam is recognized by the Potato Council as a high performance, ‘best practice’ insulating material.

The installation was completed in just three days, with minimal disruption caused by the process.

Farmer Chris Dustow said:

“I couldn’t be happier with the quality and speed of the installation. The crews operated in a tidy and safe manner and the overall job looks very neat. I am looking forward to reaping the significant benefits in terms of energy cost savings and improved storage conditions. Our predicted payback is around 12 months so this makes an excellent investment. Thanks to Steve and the team for a job well done – I highly recommend the product and service”