First phase of this project has been the construction of a new detached garage with a bat loft above.  Bats have access through the gable louvre and also special slates and ridge tiles.

Once in place for a season, the ecologist will be able to check the existing house before demolition commences.

The house is located within the Nidderdale area of outstanding natural beauty so architecture:ab have needed to successfully negotiate with Harrogate Borough Council for approval for the replacement of the old farm house with a new dwelling.  The new house will maximise the beautiful site with views down the valley.  The house follows a fabric first approach to minimise energy use and will even generate it’s own electricity!