This visit gives you a superb chance to see how even an old barn conversion can be made more energy efficient.
16 Green Road was converted from a barn during the 19th century so it could claim to be one of the first barn conversions in the area! It's attached to a late 18th Century house, located in one of Kendal’s conservation areas.
You'll see a variety of sustainable additions to the property that are small in scale and high in quality. Kendal architects O’Neil Associates were responsible for designing and building a modern back porch and a striking bike shed that resembles a line of brightly-painted beach huts.
The owners’ brief was to keep the structures as sustainable as possible, using materials sourced from within a 50-mile radius where feasible. The integrated gardens were designed along similar lines by Liz Ashburn, using in part recycled materials. They were constructed by Cedar Hill Landscape.
Directions & Parking
Green Road is off Windermere Rd opposite Queen's Rd (look out for an off-licence on the corner). No 16 is where the road divides to go around Kendal Green.
There is unrestricted car parking around Kendal Green. Cycle parking is available in the front garden of the property.
Why not try lift-sharing? Visit https://liftshare.com/uk to list your journey to this event and see if you could share with others. (It’s great for all your other journeys, too!)
Accessing the porch extension involves crossing a cobbled courtyard and passing through a narrow door. There is wheelchair access to the bike shed area, which is in the front garden.
Green Build Festival 2016
This event is part of the Cumbria Green Build Festival 2016, a week-long programme of activities and visits to green homes, organised by Cumbria Action for Sustainability. Visit the CAfS website for full details: www.cafs.org.uk/events
When & Where
Cumbria Action for Sustainability