Links

 

Below is a list of web sites, which I believe will provide useful information to anyone involved in rural construction.

 

Advisory Committee for Roofwork : useful site for Health and Safety advice when working on roofs.

 

Agricultural (food and forestry) Web Catalogue: Searchable catalogue of internet sites.

 

Asbestos Information Centre: A vast amount of useful information on asbestos containing products and how they should be handled.

 

British Potato Council: A vast amount of information on potato growing and storage.

 

British Standards Institute: Info on all British Standards and in particular BS 5502: Buildings and Structures for Agriculture.

 

Building Research Establishment (BRE): Useful site with information on a number of subjects.

 

Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments: Welsh government heritage body

 

Country Land & Business Association (CLA): Includes policy news on current issues.

 

Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA): Huge Website

 

English Heritage: Important website for all heritage aspects including listed buildings

 

Environment Agency: Point of reference for most environmental issues

 

Health & Safety Executive: Important website for all health and safety issues

 

Health and Safety Executive: Advice note on Managing slurry on farms

 

Historic Scotland: Government heritage body for Scotland

 

Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA): Publications/information service or details of their assurance scheme

 

Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers Association (MCRMA): Publishing website Designed to educate specifiers and contractors.

 

National Dairy Farmers Assurance Scheme (NDFAS): This site includes the complete scheme regulations and check list

 

National Farmers Union NFU: Support/Publications/events for members of the NFU or NFU Countryside.

 

Build UK Ltd : brings together the common aims of specialist trade organisations within the construction industry and is the authoritative voice of Specialist Contractors in the UK.

 

Northern Ireland DoE: Northern Irelandís government department responsible for environment including heritage

 

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors RICS: A very large site with a lot of useful information

 

Royal Institution of British Architects, RIBA: Main professional body concerned with building design

 

Royal Town Planning Institute, RTPI: Main Professional body concerned with town & country planning

 

RSPCA: Animal Protection 

Their Freedom Foods welfare standards /FreedomFood Worth reading

Soil Association: For information on organic farming

 

Sustainable Development: The Governments sustainability site

 

The Stationary Office: The Governments book store, read on line or down load all legislation.

 

Timber Research and Development Association: Independent information on timber and its uses

 

UK Forest Products Association, UKFPA: Representing saw mills and processors