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The tax advantages of Concrete Panels

How it works:

Since the abolition of Agricultural Building Allowance it’s been tough for farmers to justify any spending on new agricultural buildings. However, although buildings themselves can no longer be claimed for, other agricultural structures (such as slurry stores and silage clamps) can. Farmers can also claim tax relief for alterations to existing buildings, repurposing them or increasing their value to the overall running of the farm. This is all thanks to the Annual Investments Allowances (AIAs)

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Croom Concrete Box Culverts Form New Bridges in West Cork

With the recent bad weather which has occur over the past four months here in Ireland,two bridges were badly damaged in Clonakilty,West Cork, Southern Ireland. After an extensive site investigation carried out by RPS Engineers, the decision was taken by the local authority for the complete demolishment of the existing stone/masonry structures and there replacement with a new structures formed by the use of pre-cast box culverts.

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Croom Concrete Featured in the American Magazine, “Precast Solutions”

In the Winter 2014 edition of the American magazine, “Precast Solutions” an article was published about Precast Concrete Culverts. The article, entitled “More than Meets the Eye” talks about Croom Concrete’s cattle underpasses and the advantages of Precast Concrete Solutions.

Read the full Article on page 16 here.

Further details about our Concrete Box Culverts can be found here.

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Croom Solves Slurry Problem with a Double-Depth Concrete Tank

Long wet winters had been causing problems for Stephen James, the new Welsh NFU president, at his 500 acre dairy farm in Pembrokeshire.

He needed extra storage capacity in his slurry tank, and was also keen to improve comfort for his herd of 270 cows, knowing that this could lead in turn to better milk yields.

Croom was able to improve both capacity and comfort by designing, manufacturing, and installing an extra-deep tank, and cow cubicles with a specially-adapted surface.

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Concrete Storage Tanks

Precast Concrete Storage Tank for Waste Water at Kerry Co-op

Croom provided a complete solution to the problem of waste water storage at the Charleville premises of Kerry Co-op, one of Ireland’s leading international agribusinesses.

The design, manufacture, and installation of the 8,000 gallon tank were all undertaken by Croom, drawing on the company’s many years of experience in the construction of precast concrete storage tanks.

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Installing a box culvert

Installing a box culvert over two ground levels

Michael Walsh in Bartlemy, Fermoy, Co. Cork has land separated by a busy road.

Michael calculated that he loses 1 hours work every day because of trying to cross the road that lies between his fields.

Michael decided to solve this problem by contacting Croom Concrete to provide a cattle underpass beneath the road and avoid the unnecessary and dangerous disruption to traffic that he encountered daily.

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Increasing slurry storage capacity in a cost effective manner

This article, taken from the Farmers Journal outlines the design and installation process used by Croom Concrete for a slurry storage tank for John Hanrahan in Granagh.

Last week I met up with Joe Costello of Croom Concrete and we went to see some sheds that he had been involved with at time of construction. The Limerick firm began making slats some 30 years ago and gradually widened its range of precast products to include beams, passage slabs, wall blocks, culverts, etc.

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Cattle Underpass ends a farmers daily nightmare

18m Cattle underpass designed, manufactured and installed by Croom Concrete in March 2012 for John Maloney in Bruff Co Limerick has land separated by a busy road, the R512. The R512 road is a regional road in Ireland which runs from Limerick City to Fermoy, County Cork. At one time it was part of the main route between the cities of Limerick and Cork.

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