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Lake District Renovation Ullswater

Location Martindale, Lake District National Park

Type Residential barn conversion and extension

Meticulous eco restoration, refurbishment, conversion and extension to traditional lakeland farmhouse and barn creating fabulous luxury family home.

Sustainability Strategy 


Neglected 17th century farmhouse, rural location in World Heritage landscape close to stream and mature trees


Natural daylight, natural finishes, bespoke design for family circumstances


Thermal upgrade to existing fabric using natural products - lime, cork, wood-fibre, sheepswool - timber frame, high performance windows/doors, excellent airtightness, ground source heat pump for heating and hot water, no fossil fuels


Rainwater to water-course and ground for drinking water capture and benefit of surrounding trees, aerated taps and showers, low flush toilets


Timber, stone, natural slate, lime-cork render, timber windows and doors, oak floor finishes and joinery, non VOC paints and stains



Local contractor and suppliers, restoration of dilapidated structure to add to World Heritage landscape value



Simple natural materials, contemporary interventions within traditional vernacular, refined and stylish yet energy efficient and comfortable

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