Concrete is the fundamental element for most agricultural structures on Irish farms today. The quality of concrete has improved significantly since it was first used on Irish farms – it has become much stronger and harder wearing.

Improved concrete specifications have aided these improvements. Farmers planning on carrying out work involving concrete should make themselves aware of the specifications required, especially when building with Department grant aid. The specifications for items and building materials are listed on the Department’s website under the farm building and structures specifications section.