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Making the Most of Your Farm Buildings:

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Making the Most of Your Farm Buildings:

Richard Langley

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A Guide for Farmers and Smallholders

Author(s): Richard Langley

About The Book

In the modern farming world, farm buildings play a crucially important role. This well-illustrated book, written by an expert, brings together information on a wide range of subjects concerning farm buildings and provides a unique, practical reference source for farmers and smallholders alike.

Topics examined include:

  • The law as it concerns the construction and environmental impact of farm buildings.
  • Traditional and new farm structures.
  • Constructing buildings on the farm using concrete, wood, steel and other materials.
  • Foundations, walls, floors, roofs and frames.
  • Water and electricity supply, lighting and drainage.
  • Heating and heat loss from buildings.
  • Natural ventilation, forced ventilations systems, air flow and the different types of fans that are available.
  • The methods and techniques, including continuous recording, used to measure temperature, humidity, air flow and unwanted gases. 
  • The conversion of existing farm buildings into structures with new uses. 
  • Health and safety. 

Foreword by Mike Kelly

Additional Information

Author Richard Langley
Availability In Print
Dimensions 235 x 165mm (W x H)
Extent 192pp
ISBN 9781861268464
Publication date June 2006
Book Type Hardcover


  1. Introduction
  2. Legal Aspects
  3. Traditional and New Farm Buildings
  4. Contructional Details
  5. Foundations, Walls, Floors, Roof and Frame
  6. Water Supply, Drainage, Electricity Supply, Lighting and Heating
  7. Heat
  8. Heat Losses from Buildings
  9. Natural Ventilation
  10. Automatically Controlled Natural Ventilation
  11. Forced Ventilation Systems
  12. Methods and Techniques for Measuring the Environment
  13. Types of Fan and Air Flow
  14. The Conversion of Existing Farm Buildings
  15. Safety Legislation

Appendix: Planning Application Forms

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