Below is a list of web sites, which I believe will provide useful information to anyone involved in rural construction.


Advisory Committee for Roofwork : useful site for Health and Safety advice when working on roofs.


Agricultural (food and forestry) Web Catalogue: Searchable catalogue of internet sites.


Asbestos Information Centre: A vast amount of useful information on asbestos containing products and how they should be handled.


British Potato Council: A vast amount of information on potato growing and storage.


British Standards Institute: Info on all British Standards and in particular BS 5502: Buildings and Structures for Agriculture.


Building Research Establishment (BRE): Useful site with information on a number of subjects.


Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments: Welsh government heritage body


Country Land & Business Association (CLA): Includes policy news on current issues.


Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA): Huge Website


English Heritage: Important website for all heritage aspects including listed buildings


Environment Agency: Point of reference for most environmental issues


Health & Safety Executive: Important website for all health and safety issues


Health and Safety Executive: Advice note on Managing slurry on farms


Historic Scotland: Government heritage body for Scotland


Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA): Publications/information service or details of their assurance scheme


Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers Association (MCRMA): Publishing website Designed to educate specifiers and contractors.


National Dairy Farmers Assurance Scheme (NDFAS): This site includes the complete scheme regulations and check list


National Farmers Union NFU: Support/Publications/events for members of the NFU or NFU Countryside.


Build UK Ltd : brings together the common aims of specialist trade organisations within the construction industry and is the authoritative voice of Specialist Contractors in the UK.


Northern Ireland DoE: Northern Irelandís government department responsible for environment including heritage


Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors RICS: A very large site with a lot of useful information


Royal Institution of British Architects, RIBA: Main professional body concerned with building design


Royal Town Planning Institute, RTPI: Main Professional body concerned with town & country planning


RSPCA: Animal Protection 

Their Freedom Foods welfare standards /FreedomFood Worth reading

Soil Association: For information on organic farming


Sustainable Development: The Governments sustainability site


The Stationary Office: The Governments book store, read on line or down load all legislation.


Timber Research and Development Association: Independent information on timber and its uses


UK Forest Products Association, UKFPA: Representing saw mills and processors