A.C. Bacon Engineering - Isle of Ely Primary School

How to Apply for RIDBA Membership

All applications should be made using the membership application form along with the required supporting documentation. An application fee is payable in order to progress your membership. This is non-refundable. However, if your application is successful then this amount will be deducted from your first year’s subscription.

Categories of RIDBA membership

Frame Manufacturers: Members who manufacture steel and timber frames
Contractors: General contractors who engage in ground works, steel erection and cladding
Suppliers: Suppliers and manufacturers to the industry
Affiliates: Training providers and professional advisers
Colleges: Colleges and universities, primarily offering courses in agriculture
Provisional Member: Start-up Frame Manufacturers who have not yet achieved CE Marking certification

What can RIDBA do for you?

RIDBA provides an exclusive range of benefits and services designed to support its members. RIDBA is a member of Build UK, the leading representative organisation for the UK construction industry. Build UK brings trade associations together with clients and main contractors, providing a collective voice offering influential and dynamic leadership and creating the conditions for the supply chain to thrive.

Increased Business Opportunities

  • Use of the RIDBA brand on digital media and communications
  • Company details included on the RIDBA website and published in the quarterly RIDBA Journal
  • Opportunity to publish one press release in the RIDBA Journal (subject to space) providing direct exposure to potential clients

Technical & Media

  • Access to free advice from the RIDBA Technical Consultant - a qualified structural engineer
  • Exclusive monthly newsletters with updates on developments and standards within the industry
  • Complimentary quarterly issues of the RIDBA Journal

(Available to Frame, Contractor and Supplier members only)

Industry Representation

  • Collective industry voice representing the rural and industrial design and building industry to
    Government, leading client organisations and other key stakeholders
  • Representation on relevant industry committees e.g. HSE, BSI, ACR
  • Trade Association member of Build UK, which represents the contracting supply chain in construction

Complimentary Products & Services

  • Free helplines on employment, health and safety, insurance, contracts and disputes and tax and business
  • Free and unlimited credit reports on clients and contractors
  • Online DBS checks for regulated activity
  • Access to discounted construction publications from CIP

(Available to Frame, Contractor and Supplier members only)


  • Regular events to encourage collaborative working across the sector and the rest of the supply chain to discuss key issues, improve services and promote best practice
  • Biennial RIDBA Building Awards recognising and rewarding members for designing innovative and sustainable agricultural and industrial buildings
  • Local and national members' meetings and site visits to showcase new ideas and encourage networking