Visit to Raehillls Home Farm Development
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Costs: £15 + VAT (Members) £25 + VAT(Non Members)
Members can visit Raehillls Home Farm development on the 27th March – winner of the Rural Housing Award at Scottish Land & Estates Helping it Happen Award ceremony in 2018. Come along and see the project Annandale Estates undertook to convert a traditional stone barn into four energy efficient affordable homes and hear first-hand from David Johnstone the challenges and achievements he has faced. The Raehills Home Farm development was designed by White Hill Design Studio and challenged contractors to retrofit the draughty disused agricultural building into warm modern homes as close to Passivhaus standard as possible.
The buildings have substantial insulation lining the existing stonework. In order to ensure good air quality and eliminate any potential damp issues, mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems were installed. These systems automatically remove warm damp air from the kitchen and bathrooms and recirculate this as dry warm fresh air to the bedrooms and living areas. The properties also have large windows to allow plenty of light and warmth from the sun.
The houses are completely powered by electricity, including the hot water, which is supplied by a private grid where the electricity is sourced from either a hydro scheme or a combined heat and power plant, or the solar PV panels on the roof. They are in effect completely green and off the grid.
10.00-10.30 Meet at Raehills
10.35 Introduction by owner David Johnstone
10.45 Visit Home Farm
11.40 Minnygap farmhouse
12.30 Lunch at Raehills
We look forward to seeing you at Raehills on the 27th March, please book early to avoid disappointment.