Local Spring Water & Water Saving Devices.
All potable water is be provided by the existing spring water supply, holding tank, Liff cartridge filters and UN sterilizer system. All domestic house hold water outlets have been selected to be as water efficient as feasible with aerated sink / basin taps, aerated shower heads and flow restrictors fitted to washing machines.
Household / Human Waste Streams.
All black and grey water is gravity fed to the existing settlement septic tank on the site connected to the existing back to land leach field drainage system wet land system. Kitchen wastes and garden debris material are composted until dry and inert and returned to the land as a valuable non-toxic fertilizer.
Scatter rugs over waxed timber floors, organic non volatile solvent paints, avoidance of formaldehyde and other toxic equivalents combined with natural materials and a natural Passivent ventilation lead to a healthy internal air quality.
This is a flagship project for Eco Arc Chartered Architects, (Ecological Architecture Practice) The Lake District National Park and the wider community. With a low environmental footprint High Fold provides a modest vision of how to marry the needs of existing traditional vernacular building conservation with strict environmental standards. A mixture of traditional and 21st century renewable technologies being used to light heat and power the existing house and barns. We have adopted a holistic approach at High Fold making sure that all elements of the occupation of site through to the waste left behind, have green credentials.