The project is the conversion and extension of a off-grid traditional building along Hadrians wall. The refurbishment to a dwelling utilises renewable technologies including solar thermal, solar PV, battery bank, and a log gasification boiler to deliver a characterful extension and refurbishment to a remote building, delivering all the comforts of a modern dwelling attached to the grid.
The project utilises rainwater harvesting and spring-water UV treatment, and includes extensions in locally sourced Cumbrian green oak. The interiors are designed and delivered to a high standard and used where possible locally sourced materials to provide a warm and light farmhouse at the centre of a modern smallholding.
Edwin Thompson was commissioned to provide full architectural services including post-acquisition building survey, design, statutory permission and building contract administration.