eco info

respect our natural environment

 

Here at Dolish Farmhouse B&B we like to think that we’re doing our bit to minimise our Carbon Footprint by using Renewable Energy sources and embracing the need to respect and preserve the environment. Being eco-friendly is always going to involve some compromise (and quite a lot of work!) but we feel there is now some urgency for us all to make a start.

Some of the installations and measures we have taken are listed below:

  • Heating/hot water system based on a large central Heatstore principle – fuelled by:
  • High efficiency Wood Pellet boiler
  • Solar thermal system
  • Further hot water and cooking using modern wood-fired range cooker
  • Further space heating using large central wood-burner and an open log fire
  • Earth wool Insulation made from recycled plastic bottles
  • All internal plastering using traditional lime-putty plasters
  • All external work using lime renders and lime pointing
  • All internal & external walls traditionally limewashed
  • All painted timber using breathable water-based (V.O.C.-free) paints
  • Timber treatment using inert Boron compound (permethrine-free)
  • All window sills made using recycled oak floorboards from the property
  • Bio-Disc Sewage treatment plant
  • low-energy lighting measures
  • new flooring treated with sustainable natural oils & waxes
  • sustainable & eco-friendly Ecover cleaning & body care products used
  • eco guest soaps (based on Ola oil & fragrant essential oils) hand-made for Dolish Farmhouse

Dolish biomass and solar installations were supported by ‘Devon County Council’ through ‘RE4D’

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