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The Agricultural Buildings Show 2013

The Agricultural Buildings Show takes place this year at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, Edinburgh on Wednesday 20th March 2013. This unique event provides the farmer with a practical insight into the planning, design and construction of all kinds of installations from the simplest barn through to a complete new grain store or milking parlour.

Investing in buildings is one of the most significant and long lasting decisions a farmer will make, with the results being a vital factor in the success or otherwise of the business in the years to come. The Agricultural Building Show has been set up to act as reference point covering all faces of farm buildings. Its aim is to bring together farmers and the trade under one roof to discuss the best possible solutions for the farm business.

Agricultural Building

photo © www.farm-smart.co.uk

“A new farm building – for housing stock, grain storage or a milking parlour – is probably the largest investment a farm is likely to make in a generation,” says Andy Newbold of show organiser, FarmSmart Events. “As severe weather in past winters has shown, it is vital to ensure the structure is designed and built to the correct standards using qualified and reputable contactors. These are the companies that exhibit at the event.”

The show is organised in association with Rural & Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA), which has detailed knowledge of the function and environmental requirements of modern agriculture and industrial buildings. Its members, many of which will be at the event, offer a breadth of expertise about the siting, planning, design and construction of farm buildings. This expertise also extends to conversion for diversification and other rural building design issues.

Alongside the exhibition, is a seminar programme where visitors can also learn about the latest building and planning issues, as well as hear about the practical aspects of managing a project from start to finish. This year’s planned presentations will include RIDBA’s short listed contenders for the FAB awards, and why these buildings fulfilled the judge’s criteria of aesthetics, functionality and sustainability. Also Graeme Lochhead from Lochhead Planning & Design will talk through specific issues around designing and building housing for cattle.

Agricultural Building Show Event Facts:
Date: Wednesday 20th March 2013
Address: Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, Edinburgh EH28 8NB
Tickets: £10 if booked in advance (£15 on the door)
Telephone: 0845 4900 142
Web: www.farm-smart.co.uk/abs

Agricultural Buildings Show

   
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