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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


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


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


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


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



Local contractor and suppliers



Sensitive upgrade retaining historic character of valuable heritage structure

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