Farmhouse Renovation Blencathra

Location Blencathra, Lake District National Park

Type Residential barn renovation and conversion 

Careful restoration, refurbishment, and barn conversion of listed traditional lakeland farmhouse

  

Sustainability Strategy 

PLACE +++ 

Neglected 17th century listed farmhouse, rural location in World Heritage landscape setting with expansive views of lakeland fells

HEALTH ++ 

Removal of cement-based finishes, natural daylight, natural finishes, improved ventilation, reorganisation to benefit family circumstances

ENERGY ++ 

Thermal upgrade to existing fabric using natural products, restoration of existing windows, no fossil fuels

WATER ++

Private water supply, rainwater to water-course and ground for drinking water capture and benefit of nearby trees

MATERIALS ++

Timber, stone, natural slate, lime render, timber windows and doors, retained floor finishes and joinery, lime-wash external finish

 

EQUITY ++

Local contractor and suppliers

 

DESIGN +++

Sensitive upgrade retaining historic character of valuable heritage structure