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Cornwall Group Meeting in September – Site Visit to The Natural Home
September 6, 2012
The next date for the diaries of members in Cornwall is 6th September 2012 at 4.00. p.m. This will be a visit to the house of AECB member, Adam Rowse who, together with his wife, Sara Samuelsson, runs The Natural Home (www.thenaturalhome.co.uk), an ecological building design practice situated in the middle of the West Penwith peninsula.
Last year the owners applied to Cornwall Council (Application PA11/00995) to extend and renovate the property using sustainable building techniques and natural products. The new extension is timber frame with natural fibre insulation and the existing stone structure has natural fibre internal insulation with clay/lime plaster, the owners deciding on a highly hygroscopic building fabric because of the marine climate of Penwith. Paint finishes were chosen for their breathability and to be environmentally safe. Wherever possible locally sourced materials and craftspeople were used.
Address: Chylasson Barns, Nancledra, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8NG (directions from email@example.com)
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