Big Fernyford Farm

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity

Location

Big Fernyford Farm, Newtown
Longnor
Buxton
Staffordshire
SK17 0NA

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Opening times

12 - 13 Oct 2013
Tours 11am, 12noon and 1pm on Sunday 13th October 2013.

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The farmhouse has been completely refurbished in a way that is sympathetic to the traditional nature of the property while being as efficient as possible and having a significantly lower energy demand than previously. The property has been treated in such as way so as to minimise the reliance on technology and to achieve as low a demand on resources as possible. The building has been internally insulated using a fibreboard/lime base render and plaster system, made airtight as far as possible using draft stripping, airtightness membranes and tape and double glazing has been installed throughout. Ventilation is achieved using a mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system. The small heat requirement is met by a ground source heat pump linked to underfloor heating which also heats the neighbouring holiday cottage. The site also benefits from solar photovoltaic panels.

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Location

Big Fernyford Farm, Newtown
Longnor
Buxton
Staffordshire
SK17 0NA

View on map

Opening times

12 - 13 Oct 2013
Tours 11am, 12noon and 1pm on Sunday 13th October 2013.

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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