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Eden Valley Business Park
Cross Croft Industrial Estate
Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6HX
The Eden Insulation factory in Appleby is one of very few companies in the UK constructing ultra-low-energy buildings using pre-fabricated timber frames.
On this visit to their factory, you’ll learn how the highly skilled team make insulated, airtight panels, which they then erect on site. It usually takes just a few days for them to erect the building’s frame, ready for roofing and external cladding.
The buildings they construct are highly insulated with cellulose (recycled newsprint) and sealed for airtightness. Some of their buildings have gained the stringent Passivhaus certification for energy efficiency, including one here in Cumbria, which gained the second highest level of airtightness ever recorded in the UK at the time. You can book separately to visit this home after the factory tour (see below for more details).
You’ll also learn about the high-quality, sustainable materials that Eden Insulation uses for their frames.
This event is free thanks to generous sponsorship by Eden Insulation.
Things to know before you book
Accessibility: This is a factory tour and will be on uneven ground in parts. The tour involves walking and standing for the duration.
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This event is part of the Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival 2019. Thank you to our headline sponsor: