South Carr Farmhouse is a Grade 2 listed property, which underwent a significant scheme of repair and restoration works in 2017 co-ordinated by Native Architects. It is now a comfortable, energy efficient family home, transformed from its previous deteriorated and dilapidated state.
The property suffered significantly from dampness and a host of issues inhibiting the breathability of the existing masonry, and so was stripped back to the original masonry shell, removing years of historic inappropriate repairs, layers of non-breathable masonry paint, concrete, cement mortar, gypsum plaster and a leaking roof.
Using traditional lime plasters and mortars, together with modern natural breathable materials and construction techniques the house was carefully restored. Thermal performance was improved with the use of woodfibre insulation integrated into the wall and roof structures. A new limecrete floor structure insulated with foamglass insulation was laid on the ground floor and new triple glazed windows and doors were installed throughout.
Our clients were thrilled with the final outcome, saying; “We are both very happy with the project and quite sad it has come to an end! Thank you to everyone involved, the house looks amazing!”