Making the Most of Your Farm Buildings - A Guide for Farmers and Smallholders
|INSIDE:||57 black & white photographs 50 line drawings|
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