Lambert Gill Ltd

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 - recycled tyres
  • Filling - recycled slate
  • Walls - straw bales and cob
  • Frame - National Trust managed and renewable 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 built for Carlisle City Council and included the following:

  • Ground source heat pump
  • Reed bed filtration
  • Rainwater reclamation for toilets
  • Log Cabin Classroom
  • Wind turbine to provide power for boathouse
  • Photovoltaic cells.


‘As project manager for Carlisle City Council, I found their approach to be positive, helpful and refreshing’

Mike Swindlehurst, project manager for the Talkin Tarn scheme



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