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Description - Making the Most of Your Farm Buildings by Richard Langley

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; and health and safety.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781861268464
ISBN-10: 1861268467
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 165mm x 19mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publish Date: 3-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Langley

The son of a dairy farmer, Richard Langley is a graduate in agricultural engineering and holds an MSc degree in Building Conservation. Richard was a Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering at Writtle College, Chelmsford, for nearly twenty years and dealt with both the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject. He is now a self-employed agricultural engineering consultant.