Eco Barn Loddington - We were involved in the conversion of a disused brick cattle shed on the Allerton Project wildlife research farm at Loddington in Leicestershire. Designed for use as an innovation centre for LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), the project was transformed using materials sourced from the farm into one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in the country, winning the 2012 Property and Construction Award for Sustainable Development.
We were proactive with the design element of the building, installing solar panels onto a corrugated steel roof as well as fitting a biomass wood pellet boiler, and adding low energy lighting. Straw was used for the walls; sheep fleece for insulation, wood chips fuel the biomass boiler, which we installed, and harvested rainwater is used for toilets and showers. To complete the project, we installed 16 solar photovoltaic panels onto the roof to generate electricity (with the excess sold onto the National Grid).
These features enabled the barn to reduce the day to day running costs while promoting its eco-friendly and sustainable credentials.
Our team is skilled at designing the best solution to suit customer requirements including:
- Power and lighting
- Fire detection systems
- Solar panels
- Data and network installations
- CAD for hardwired electrical installations
All design projects focus on safety, performance and cost reductions, keeping people safe and premises protected, all in accordance with the latest regulations.