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Ancient Forests, Renewable Fuel & Heritage Farmhouses – 9/8/16


9 August  2016


10:00 – 16:00


Thoresby Park

, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9EP.


Fit for the Future Network

The event

SWM member Fit for the Future Network is offering an exciting opportunity to their members to visit the award-winning commercial woods at Thoresby Estate in the heart of Sherwood Forest and learn about its sustainable wood fuel cycle, from restoring the estate’s native woodland to growing their own fuel. Plus find out how they are renovating and reducing energy in their heritage farm buildings. The site visit will include:

  • Renewable heat technologies – learn about the woodchip enterprise and see the woodchip barn and biomass boiler in action
  • Reducing energy in heritage buildings – a focus on the challenges of renovating and improving accessibility in listed buildings, including:
  • Thoresby Home Farm, a conversion of a Grade II listed farmstead into offices – woodchip biomass boiler, Thermblock insulation
  • Grade II listed Almshouses – Ground Source Heat Pump
  • Refurbishment of Meden Cottage – plans for a bivalent heating system solution
  • Woodland management and conservation – go on a tour of the ancient oaks of Sherwood Forest
  • Lunch, refreshments and plenty of time for networking

Thoresby Park has been owned by the Pierrepont family since 1600. The park is surrounded by several thousand acres of farmland and forestry. The Estate acts as a guardian of Listed Buildings and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Who should attend? Members of Fit for the Future Network from across the UK.

Booking and further information

Places are limited – if you would like to come to this event please register here. Cancellation Policy: This event is free however there will be a cancellation fee of £60 for those that cancel within ten days of booking. This is so that others who may be on the waiting list have the opportunity to attend. Members can find a replacement within their organisation.

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