British Standards Relevant to Agriculture

British Standard Summaries

BS5502: Part 0: 1992
Building and Structures for Agriculture.

The text herein is not a a full reproduction of the British Standard. It is summary based upon interpretation of the original text and not intended as a replacement for the full text. It should be used for general guidance only.

BS5502 Part 0 provides an introduction to the full BS5502 Standard and its associated parts. The standard provides information and recommendations on the principles involved in the design and construction of buildings used for agriculture. BS5502 is sub-divided into a number of individual standards. These can be broadly broken down as follows:

  • Part 0: Introduction
  • Parts 10 - 19: Reference information. Part 11 Provides a guie to regulations and sources of information. The other parts general data orientated.
  • Parts 20 - 39: General designs. These includethe selection and use of materials, fire precautions, services and facilities, infestation control, waste management, noise control and how to deal with odours.
  • Parts 40 - 59: Livestock buildings. These include buildings and pens for cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, milking, organic waste storage and emergency systems.
  • Parts 60 - 79: Crop buildings. These include buildings for mushrooms,crop processing, potato chitting, stores and bins & silos fro combinable crops.
  • Parts 80 - 99: Ancillary buildings. These include workshops, chemical stores, inspection facilities and amenity buildings.


A British Standard nor this summary does not, necessarily, include all the necessary information for correct implementation of the Standard to any specific application. This is purely the responsibility of the user. Standards are updated by either amendment or revision. Users should ensure that they are using the latest version.

The full text of this Standard can be obtained from the British Standard Institution

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