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The Barge: circa 1810 solid wall brick cottage, south facing to a walled garden within the City of Ripon, adjacent to the Canal Basin.
The cottage was a two storey two up two down and had a 1970's extension to the west which included family bathroom, stairwell and monoridge sitting room. It was in very poor condition with considerable damp, mould growth, draughts and dire thermal value.

The property has undergone a deep retrofit taking it back to a carcass of external walls and roof rafters, before restoring it to achieve Passivhaus EnerPhit by components with a target Heating demand of 28kWh/m2a.The accommodation now offers inside/outside space to a south facing walled garden. The light and space is individual to each room offering sunshine and daylight from sunrise to sunset.

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