Irish Farm Building Contractors Association and Irish Association of Steel Fabricators can now benefit from the enhanced insurance cover, lower premiums and tailored advice provided by BBi Ireland (BBi).
The Department of Agriculture has announced an array of scheme in 2016 many of which offer generous farm building grants. A new scheme to grant-aid the conservation of traditional farm buildings on GLAS farms, has also been announced.The new scheme builds upon the success of the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme which operated under REPS 4 from 2007 to 2013 and ensured that more than 350 traditional farm buildings throughout Ireland were conserved.
GLAS is the new agri-environment scheme for Irish farmers, to which nearly 40,000 farmers have already signed-up, and this new element to that scheme will help ensure that small traditional farm buildings and other structures, which are of significant cultural and heritage value, are restored and conserved for renewed practical agricultural use.
"We are proud to be a strategic partner of the Irish Farm Building Contractors Association and Irish Association of Steel Fabricators. We have insured a number of members already over the years and have an exclusive insurance facility with an A rated insurer that we know can reduce insurance costs within the industry, whilst contributing to improved health and safety," says Dessie Smith of BBi.
BBi is continuing to work with the members to develop even more products and risk-profiling products that will be offered exclusively to members.