I have been offered an unused room in my in-laws stable block that is situated just across the road from me. It is of brick construction under slate with concrete floor. It has close a fitting timber door, mains water and drainage and electricity.
Inside the walls are bare (dusty) brick and the whilst the slate has a felt underlay there is nothing separating the hipped pitched roof from the proposed work area. The room measures ~2.20m x 5.40m.
My loose plan is to:
Install a ceiling with 4x2" beams and marine ply with a central beam comprising two joined 8x2" to create a strong point from which to hang a carcass for skinning
Affix office style fluorescent strip lights to ceiling.
Construct a 1x2m cold room with 100mm wall insulation with the same on the ceiling
Have ss tables, one for cutting and one with a sink (probably cold feed only)
Have a domestic fridge for keeping processed meat.
I'm not sure what to do about the walls. I could either:
Paint with a heavy oil based white paint (cheap but may lead to condensation issues)
Baton the walls and affix polycarbonate or polypropylene type white sheets (expensive)
I'd really love some advice from those who have carried out a similar project. There will be lots I haven't though about yet.....
Between two of us there will be ~45 to 60 to process annually. most meat is consumed by friends and family.