Sustainable Construction

Lambert-gill have extensive experience of sustainable construction, having been involved in many eco friendly schemes and provided input into sustainable solutions on numerous building projects.

Examples of our experience include the Footprint Building at Windermere and Talkin Tarn Country Park at Brampton.


The Footprint Building

This scheme was a flagship project for the National Trust and was intended to be entirely sustainable.  Sustainable solutions included:-

  • Foundations – re-cycled tyres
  • Filling – re-cycled slate
  • Walls – straw bales and cob
  • Frame – National Trust managed and renewed oak
  • Roof – Timber shingle
  • Insulation – Sheeps wool
  • Heating – Log burning stove
  • Plaster/render – Lime
  • Floors – Untreated larch timber from renewable sources
  • Hydro electric power from adjacent sustainable stream

Talkin Tarn Country Park

Another flagship project, this time for Carlisle City Council, included the following:-

  • Ground source heat pump
  • Reed bed filtration
  • Rainwater reclaimation for toilets
  • Log cabin classroom
  • Wind turbine to provide power for boathouse
  • Photovoltaic cells