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Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA)

RIDBA brings together the common aims of those involved in high quality, rural and industrial construction, following good practice in safety; with a very wide membership base; representing contractors, designers, colleges, surveyors, land agents, planners, manufacturers and clients.

Ridba was formed in 1956 and until 1991 was known as the Farm Buildings Association (FBA) when it changed its name to The Rural Design and Building Association (RDBA) and then in 2005 it changed its name again to the Rural & Industrial Design and Building Association (Ridba), in recognition that the differences in construction practices between industrial and farm buildings was reducing all the time and the fact that many members were involved in both.

We are still today the only Association in the UK having the detailed knowledge of the function and environmental requirements of modern agricultural and industrial buildings, together with the breadth of expertise in their siting, planning, design and construction. This expertise also extends to conversion for diversification and other rural building design issues.

Membership is open to Individuals and organisations who support our aims given below.

The Aims of RIDBA are to:-

•   Represent, lobby & promote membersí views & interests at a national level
•   Keep members informed of impending changes to legislation, standards and regulations
•   Act as a forum for the sharing of information amongst members
•   Promote good quality design and construction
•   Help to promote members to their customers
•   Collect and publish information relating to Rural and Industrial Buildings
•   Encourage the investigation of problems and matters pertaining to design & construction of buildings
•   Promote and support a branch structure
•   Co-operate with any other organisation in furthering any of the objectives of the Association

A Council that is elected each year at the AGM manages the Association. List of Council Members PDF

Members are drawn from all sectors of the rural and Industrial building industry giving them the opportunity to meet with a diverse range of interested people: designers, surveyors, teachers, lecturers, colleges, contractors, equipment manufacturers, & clients.

From the members page you can search our database of members to find the member with the expertise that you require


Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA)

6-8 Bonhill Street, London. EC2A 4BX

Phone: 0844 249 5351 | Fax: 0844 249 5352 | Email:

RIDBA Ltd is a Private Company Limited by Guarantee, number 9796729


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