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Angel Barn - Keeping Cosy with THERMAFLEECE

8th December 2011

Debbie Temple and Richard Greaves have created a luxurious home in sympathy with its setting in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside. The property is kept cosy and dry thanks in part to THERMAFLEECE.

Debbie Temple and Richard Greaves have created a luxurious home in sympathy with its setting in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside. The property is kept cosy and dry thanks in part to THERMAFLEECE.

Angel Barn has evolved from a two-room medieval farm dwelling into a cosy 21st-century home, it’s full of features that visibly trace its history through the centuries. But Debbie and Richard have had to work hard to renovate the tired old building and save it from ruin.

When they bought it at auction in autumn 2005 it had been empty for four years and was starting to decay. ‘It had been tenanted since the 1920s so it hadn’t been particularly well cared for,’ says Richard. ‘The spirit of the house had started to disappear; it was very damp and cold and we felt it was in very bad condition.’

During the renovation, they soon discovered its many flaws: the roof leaked in several places and the chimneys were blocked up with concrete, electric blankets and birds’ nests. Inside, the house was riddled with wet and dry rot and the walls were crumbling where the lath and plaster had given way. In addition, the sash windows, dating back to 1756, needed rehanging and new wood had to be spliced into the rotten sections. The entire building fabric had to be brought up to modern thermal insulation standards which is where THERMAFLEECE played a role.

THERMAFLEECE was used to insulate parts of the internal envelope. The insulation was used in conjunction with Eden Xtra Low Emissivity membrane to further improve insulation performance whilst creating a service void for cabling etc. Christine Armstrong, THERMAFLEECE Director commented ‘We are delighted Debbie and Richard chose THERMAFLEECE. This is exactly the sort of period property that can really benefit from breathable sheep’s wool insulation’.

Commenting on the finished project and reflecting on their four years hard work, Debbie said ‘Although we are only guardians of this place I’d like to think that we’ve done our bit to save it from rot and decay’. 

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