Due to a successful first phase, we can support four more farming families in Cumbria to benefit from a fully funded Home Retrofit Planner for your farmhouse – a comprehensive energy audit for your home.

In this call out we are looking for farmhouses on “working farms” located anywhere in Cumbria.

Farmhouses are often older properties that can be draughty, hard to heat, suffering from damp or water ingress, losing heat though walls, doors, windows and roofs. These beautiful traditional properties need an understanding of heritage skills, appropriate materials to fix and maintain.

We know that for farmers, your farmhouse, your family home is possibly the bottom of your priority list, way down past crops, livestock and business. But now, in partnership with The Farmer Network, we can offer four farming families – either owners or tenants the benefit of a fully funded Home Retrofit Planner – a comprehensive, independent energy audit for your farmhouse retrofit. This is offered free of charge thanks to funding from the Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund.


We are looking to support farming families living in a range of different farmhouse types who are committed to making improvements to their property. These four properties will be detailed in case studies so we can share the learning and examples with other farmers  across Cumbria.


For more information and how to apply please access: https://cafs.org.uk/farmhouse-retrofit/

Or email Roe Baker on [email protected] to find out more. Call Roe for a chat on  017687593285