Cumbria Green Build Festival

12 - 27 Sep 2015

Cafe & camping barn with pellet boiler, wood-fired oven & insulation

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat

Location

Slack House Farm, Gilsland
nr Brampton
Cumbria
CA8 7DB

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Opening times

12 - 27 Sep 2015
Monday, 14th September 6-7:30pm

This event has now finished.

Book ahead at www.cafs.org.uk/events

This working, organic dairy farm is situated above Gilsland and the Irthing valley. The farm offers a café and camping barn and is the home of the Birdoswald Cheese Dairy. 

The camping barn was renovated in 2010 to meet the then current building regulations. Internal insulation using sheep’s wool and rigid insulation boards were fitted to meet the required wall insulation standards. The camping barn is heated by an Extraflame pellet boiler that supplies underfloor heating and hot water in the winter. Hot water is also provided by solar thermal vacuum tubes. A separate pellet burner in the café heats that area while cooking is provided by an Esse wood fired oven. 

Location

Slack House Farm, Gilsland
nr Brampton
Cumbria
CA8 7DB

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Opening times

12 - 27 Sep 2015
Monday, 14th September 6-7:30pm

This event has now finished.

Book ahead at www.cafs.org.uk/events

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Part of the Green Open Homes network