Conversion & Preservation of Grade II Listed Cottage
The Grade II Listed buildings had fallen into a state of disrepair and thought by many to be unconvertible. Retaining as much of the historic fabric and replacing like for like were key conservation considerations. Much of the cob walls were replaced from materials found within the farmyard, plastered externally with lime render and insulated internally with Hemsulate plaster maintains the breathability of the building. The gable stone wall was rebuilt using the original gable stone and supplemented with stone from the farm. The roofs were replaced and re-slated with slates reclaimed from adjacent farm buildings. The cottage internal walls were lined with new timber frame walls to achieve high levels of insulation and all windows and doors are triple glazed. The cottage and barns are heated via Kensa ground source heat pumps and solar thermal collectors for hot water heating. Wood burners provide a secondary source of heating.
This project is a great example of how a derelict almost ruinous set of Listed buildings can be sensitively and respectfully converted /restored, whilst incorporating sustainability, modern interventions and renewable technology. The project is a gem which is admired by all who pass by.