In the heart of the Cheshire countryside Parkgate Farm is undergoing an extensive transformation and conversion into five stylish, desirable and modern dwellings.
Located in Tabley, close to Knutsford, in Cheshire’s beautiful and stunning countryside, Parkgate Farm is a perfect example of how dilapidated and unused agricultural buildings can be transformed into energy efficient and sustainable homes. The site has now been renamed The Old Dairy.
This unique development retains the much sought after external charm and character of the original farm buildings whilst using industry – leading technologies to achieve sustainable and scientific methods of building and restoration. The barn conversion at Parkgate Farm is fitted with an IVT ground source heat pump – rated as one of the most sustainable heat pumps in the world, achieving 400% efficiency and creating consistent, cosy internal temperatures with absolutely no fossil fuel. Coupled with underfloor and wireless zone heating this ensures minimal energy consumption and high efficiency, demonstrating a high level of consideration for the environment.
With an experienced eye on ecology and the environment, developer Tim Hatton of Modern Unique Developments Limited (MUD) has even ensured that the sensitive needs of indigenous animals and wildlife have been factored into the build, taking essential steps such as fitting bat boxes to the properties to create safe environments for protected species. This practical and considered approach reinforces the mission of MUD – to create homes that truly belong to the people who live in them as well as to make a positive contribution to the environment.
MUD is working closely with the Building Control team at Cheshire East Council, (provided through the council’s wholly owned company Civicance Limited) and Company Director Tim Hatton has only positive things to say about the relationship;
“I have been using LABC for my building regulations on developments and client’s extensions for over 15 years and will continue to do so despite the large number of independents that keep popping up. I always recommend them to customers and clients as the proferred agent. I find the level of service faultless, the fact that you can acquire a personal mobile phone number for your inspector is fantastic and I often get a same day inspection meaning the job always runs smooth without delays. The team are all well trained, very helpful and seem to be genuinely interested in your work throughout the process, which makes for a very smooth level of service.”
For guidance and information about property renovation and conversion read our Guide to Extending Your Home