Given the rural character of its home county and the Company’s extensive experience in building steel framed structures and the delivery of complex shuttered concrete projects, and environmental engineering work Cubby Construction is an ideal partner for larger-scale agricultural projects.
Cubby work with some of the region’s most respected farmers and agricultural and environmental institutions to deliver state-of-the-art livestock facilities and supporting buildings. Livestock support works include the construction of walling and enclosures, including Retaining Walls, Tanked Walls and Boundary & Livestock Fencing. Cubby has also built an impressive track record in the construction and specialist surfacing of professional quality Equestrian Arenas, Gallops, Stables and Indoor Training Facilities.
The Company also provides a complete range of environmental engineering, encompassing watercourse projects, dam, lake and wetland building and habitat improvement work; and agricultural earthworks, slope profiling, cuttings and embankments; including Rock Armour, Gabion Baskets and Piling; as well as access solutions, including Bridge, Road, Pathway and Underpass construction. A comprehensive package of stone picking, gravel clearance, soil improvement and spoil screening and washing solutions complete the package and are used extensively by Cubby in its agricultural works.
Cubby has built a solid relationship with the famous agricultural college at Newton Rigg, near Penrith. The college is a respected provider of training in leading-edge farming techniques.
As part of its livestock programme, Newton Rigg invested £2.4m in a superb dairy facility which drew heavily on Cubby’s long experience and impressive attention to detail to deliver what is the most modern dairy facility in the UK.
The completed project combines accommodation for hundreds of cows with 164 milking cubicles and a parlour with capacity for a further 36 dry cows and a number of calving boxes.
The project was developed with environmental issues as a primary consideration and, working in conjunction with the Eden Rivers Trust, Newton Rigg developed a waste water handling solution to minimise run-off contamination that was also delivered by Cubby.
At the heart of this solution is a large-scale settling pond adjacent to the buildings. Excavated, lined and finished by Cubby, it helps ensure that local groundwater remains clean and free from the excess nitrate run- off that results in choking algal growth in watercourses and ponds.
With an MD who is himself a keen horseman Cubby have extensive experience and indepth understanding of the unique requirements of equestrian projects. The Company typically combines modern, high specification enclosures and buildings with the specialist drainage, bases and surfacing essential in the provision of safe gallops and training areas for valued horses.
When working with premium quality competition horses, the use of stable bases, gallops, ménage, lunge rings and full arenas that support and cushion hoof-fall, offering a sure footing are especially important in guarding against injury during exercise and in maximising the benefits of training.
Drawing on the Company’s wider agricultural construction expertise, Cubby has a solid body of experience in the turnkey design and delivery of high spec equestrian buildings incorporating all the services, drainage and lighting associated with a busy stables is often delivered in association with outdoor equestrian training areas.
External work can include fencing, jumps, deep bed preparation and the laying of the latest highly resilient free-draining composite surfaces in your preferred natural or manmade substrate.