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July 14, 2014

At Woodland’s Hall, Knitsley, Durham

Woodlands Hall is a large stone built ‘traditional manor house’ with a slate roof and structural surveys have shown the Hall to be in need of extensive repair works. The new owner of the hall intends to conduct various works including stripping away tiles, replacement of underfelt, purlins and ridge beams as well as replacement of bay and sash windows throughout the building. Clearly, there is potential that this work may impact on roosting bats and Elmer Ecology was commissioned in April 2014 to conduct a bat scoping report on the Hall.

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July 14, 2014

This article constitutes an update of the project details already posted on the Elmer Ecology website.

The project objective is to build 5 ‘Passivehaus’ homes. These will be extremely well insulated and all drafts will be sealed – the houses are then mechanically ventilated and a heat exchanger ensures that heat from stale air exiting the house warms the clean air entering the house. The house can then be heated by a single towel rail even during winter, and does not overheat in summer.

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