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 eight farming families – either owners or tenants – in the Fellfoot Forward area to benefit from 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 eight properties will be detailed in case studies so we can share the learning and examples with other farmers within Fellfoot and across Cumbria.
Our funding is for two years, from April 23 – March 25. Farm reports are likely to be completed within 2023/24.