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CE Marking Campaign Moves Forward

RIDBA’s CE Marking campaign continues to move forward as new flyers have been developed, which members can now download and send with their quotations to clients. RIDBA has also produced a series of adverts that will be sent to industry press to further promote the campaign and address the issues surrounding non-compliance in the...
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RIDBA Tackles CE Marking and Health & Safety this October

The Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA) is holding a Members’ Meeting with a focus on CE Marking compliance and the latest Health and Safety concerns for the sector, and it is shaping up into an event that is not to be missed. The meeting will be held at Moor Hall Hotel & Spa...
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RIDBA Publishes Third Edition of the Farm Buildings Handbook

The third edition of The Farm Buildings Handbook has now been released. The Farm Buildings Handbook is published by the Rural & Industrial Design & Building Association (RIDBA) and is an invaluable information source for anyone involved in farm construction. The third edition of the Handbook supersedes the second edition published in February 2013. The latest edition...
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Another Fantastic RIDBA Building Awards!

The Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA) hosted the 2019 RIDBA Building Awards at the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham on Friday 15 March.

TV Personality, Lucy Cooke, hosted the glittering awards and over...

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Mike Hammond returned as RIDBA Chairman for Second Year

The RIDBA AGM took place on 15th March which saw the re-election of Chairman Mike Hammond, and the Board, for a second year. Mike also reflected on the successes of the past year and his and the Board’s plan for RIDBA in the year ahead. As part of proceedings, the Chairman highlighted the following successes from...
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RIDBA Announces Shortlist for the RIDBA Building Awards 2019!

  Last year the Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA) launched the entries for the RIDBA Building Awards 2019, to recognise innovation and excellence amongst members in the industrial and agricultural buildings industry. After receiving a record number of entries, RIDBA is pleased to announce the shortlisted projects for the awards this year. Four...
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The Return of the RIDBA Building Awards

The Return of the RIDBA Building Awards

The Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA) has launched the RIDBA Building Awards for 2019. In what is a bi-ennial event for RIDBA, the awards remain the highlight of the industry calendar, recognising innovation and excellence amongst members in the industrial and agricultural buildings industry. Entries are...
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Installation of Photovoltaic (PV) Arrays on Agricultural Buildings

Photovoltaic (PV) panels are becoming an increasingly common sight on buildings across the UK, as owners attempt to turn sunlight into cash while doing ‘their bit’ for the environment. Farm buildings are no exception, especially where electricity is required to power plant and processes within the building. If, however, the PVs are not installed correctly,...
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BCSA CRAFT Training – A New Apprenticeship Model for Structural Steelwork

Research carried out by The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) shows that many companies in the structural steelwork sector cannot gain access to apprenticeship training for core specialist roles, limiting the take-up of apprentices in small and medium sized companies. In response, BCSA has launched a new apprenticeship training programme that allows companies in the structural...
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