Farm Building Standards: For Use in Sizing Common Building Components

Farm Building StandardsFarm Building Standards, Publication 809, is a tool that can be used by farmers, building contractors, building material supply centres, building officials and designers to verify the sizes of farm building components. This publication provides engineering data for components of small to moderate sized structures. It may assist in obtaining a building permit for your structure. Publication 809 is designed to estimate snow, rain and wind loading quantities for various areas in Ontario. For larger structures, a full set of engineered plans are required.


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Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 18 August 2009
Last Reviewed: 17 January 2014