Energy-saving Opportunities for Pig Farmers

Efficiently run livestock housing is key to productivity, health, welfare and, ultimately, the success of the industry. Proficiently balancing inputs and outputs places some businesses ahead of others and creates more resilience in navigating through the uncertainty of the future while we live through these unprecedented times.

In 2019, English...

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Light: Adding Value to a Steel Frame

Design guidance on lighting for livestock buildings has remained rudimentary for years. BS5502: part 40, (1990) states that natural lighting should be provided for cattle where possible, with supplementary artificial lighting where appropriate. Target light levels recommend 50 lux as standard service illumination and 300 lux for inspection. Similar guidance is given for...

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NSSS – National Structural Steelwork Specification

The BSCA has recently published the 7th edition of the NSSS. This latest edition has been extensively updated and represents the biggest change since its introduction in 1989. One of the main changes is the inclusion of a new section on intumescent paint systems.

The National Structural Steelwork Specification for Building Construction...

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CE Marking Campaign – RIDBA Strives for the Highest Standards

Last year, the Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association launched a campaign to promote the importance of CE Marking, not only as a reminder of the legal obligations but also as a pillar of compliance in the industry. For fabricated structural steelwork, CE Marking became mandatory on 1 July 2014 and even...

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Member Briarwood Steps up as an Industry Leading Fibre Cement Manufacturer

The British Farming Family owned company has made a major investment in acquiring their Italian supplier creating an unrivalled combined manufacturer and distributor - “Briarwood Landini”.  Briarwood is well established as the UK’s leading supplier of Fibre Cement Sheets. . For decades they have worked in partnership with their Italian manufacturer Landini s.p.A to develop an...
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Stay Up-to-Date During Coronavirus Pandemic

The escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak is having a serious impact on businesses, many of them SME’s. Government is having to work quickly to ensure that businesses across the country are supported, and employees are kept safe. To keep the industry up-to-date, Build UK has created a dedicated page on the coronavirus with all...
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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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