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The Maintenance and Repair of Traditional Farm Buildings

Front cover for The Maintenance and Repair of Traditional Farm Buildings: a guide to good practice

A guide to good practice

This publication gives practical advice to farmers, land managers and others involved with the maintenance and repair of traditional farm buildings. As well as describing the best ways of carrying out maintenance and repairs it also explains how work of this kind can help to ensure these buildings have a sustainable future.

The guidance is primarily directed to buildings in active farming related uses. However, it is also relevant for buildings that have uncertain futures or need urgent works to prevent further deterioration of their structure and fabric.


We are now consulting (March 2017) on an expanded, updated and revised version of this guidance.

This consultation closes on Friday 24 March.


  • Introduction
  • Deciding about repair
  • Maintaining farm buildings
  • Repairing farm buildings
  • Further information

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 51694


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