Pig Housing

Pig Housing by Chemvet Steel & Fencing


Since 1979, Chemvet has established itself as a leader in fulfilling the needs of pig farmers countrywide. We not only supply expert and professional advice, but also assist customers with the latest technology in the design of new houses and the upgrading and extensions of current houses.

Competitive prices and the ability to offer a full service for all the customers’ steel requirements – our ‘DIY-concept’, as well as the potential to organize and execute speedy delivery, places Chemvet as the number one choice for successful pig farm planning. In order to enjoy the privilege of top quality products, best advice, prices and personal client service.

Agricultural steel buildings for use in the pig industry are varied and multifaceted. Piggery housing sheds need to be designed for specific pen requirements and these we know change depending on whether the steel structure is to house weaners or sows, or whether they’ll be used as boar houses.

In addition we know that the floor layout requirements have a significant impact on the final size of the structure and this needs to be considered prior to commencing the building design .Our team of Project Managers has worked extensively in this agricultural sector and understands the nuance differences that exist between the various housing needs.

Good, efficient housing makes management easier and helps the farmer to successfully rear 85 % or more of all the live born piglets to market weight in the shortest possible time.

Pigs at different stages of growth need different environments (temperatures). If they are to produce and grow to their maximum potential piglets need special protection against very low temperatures. Growing and reproducing pigs must be protected against high temperatures. The houses must therefore be built in such a way that the pigs are protected against extreme temperatures and other bad weather conditions such as cold winds and continuous rain.

Chemvet Nu-Wall Concept is a Dynamic Design with its Triple Insulation, and SAVING on Heating Costs of House. (Environmental House)



Our Nuwall concept is a unique design which consists of a 50mm Concrete (35Mpa) with fibres for the inner layer of the wall, combined with a 50mm Polystyrene which is finished off with an acrylic plaster on the exposed side. This combination of concrete and polystyrene minimises heat loss thus lowering heating costs making your poultry house more economical.



This is most probably the most common wall used in the construction of modern poultry houses today, this will consist of a 75mm Polystyrene panel which is cladded with a 0.5mm Chromadek metal sheet. This wall is quick and easy to install but not necessarily as durable.



This concept has been used for at least the past 25 years and is still in use today by the majority of contract growers in South Africa. The wall consists of a Dwarf wall of approximately 600mm up from the floor and then covered with a welded mesh from the dwarf wall to the roof, the welded mesh is then covered with a PVC Curtain which can be raised and lowered with a cable pulley system to promote airflow in the poultry house.

All our agricultural buildings in this sector are specifically designed and built to your requirements, so please contact one of our dedicated team to discuss your specific needs