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swan bank farm

date: 30 March 2011

we have been asked to design a retreat centre within these beautiful grade 2 listed structures which sit in the hills above cragg vale.

the buildings will contain residential facilities for 10 people and two rooms where groups can meet for courses.

the client is interested in pursuing an ecological approach to the use of all materials used in the building as well as to the heating of the building.

we are going to use: sheep’s wool insulation, timber from sustainable sources, photovoltaics, solar thermal panels, wood pellet burning stove with back boiler, composting toilets and grey water harvesting. no existing materials will be taken off site.

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