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11 - 14 Sep 2014

Orchard Barn

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change

Location

Bildeston Road
Ringshall
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 2LY

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Opening times

11 - 14 Sep 2014
Tour & Demonstration, Saturday 13th September, 14.00

This event has now finished.

Book ahead To pre-book visit: http://www.greensuffolk.org/

Orchard Barn is an off-grid rural skills centre restoring a 17th Century Suffolk Barn and traditional orchard, run by OBee Community Interest Company. In order to give this old barn a second lease of life, they have undertaken green oak timber framing repairs using hand-cleft oak shingles and authentic hand tools. See how they have converted local trees into functional building materials, used home-dug clay in the cob walls, installed a rainwater harvesting system and installed a beaten earth floor.

Location

Bildeston Road
Ringshall
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 2LY

View on map

Opening times

11 - 14 Sep 2014
Tour & Demonstration, Saturday 13th September, 14.00

This event has now finished.

Book ahead To pre-book visit: www.greensuffolk.org/

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