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Eco-friendly kennels

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Eco-friendly kennels near Callington and Plymouth

At Lower Norton Farm Kennels and Cattery, we decided that we should try to do “our bit” towards reducing our carbon footprint for the business. To this end, we have invested in three major projects around the kennels, photovoltaic panels, a biomass boiler, a rainwater storage tank, together with a reed bed.

The biomass boiler

The biomass boiler was one of our most exciting and challenging undertakings. We required more heating to keep our clients' pets warm and comfortable during winter. As oil is a finite commodity, we use a boiler which burns waste wood that has been chipped. The chips are stored in a huge hopper and are automatically fed into the boiler which is situated in one of our farm buildings. 

Our underfloor piping in the kennels can keep the floor warm for the pets. The whole heating system is thermostatically controlled, so all the pets can be guaranteed a warm, snug sleeping area, at no extra charge to the clients
water tower

The water tower

At Lower Norton Farm Kennels and Cattery, a water tower catches the rain water from the farm buildings. After necessary filtration and treatment, we use it for the kennels and on the farm. After being used for washing down, the water is piped to our reed bed where it is naturally filtered using specific reeds before it is returned to the soil.
photovoltaic cells

Photovoltaic cells

Photovoltaic cells, used to produce electricity from the sun’s energy. This means we often do not need to draw on the national grid when washing the pets’ beds and bowls etc. It is amazing when the weather is sunny; even on dull days some electricity is produced; any excess goes to the National grid.

Poo bags

Poo bags have reduced the need for offsite incineration of the 'waste side' of our kennels and cattery. We use both biodegradable poo bags and cat litter, which can be composted in the farm. We don't use plastic bags to transport the waste from the farm.
"We have always been completely happy to leave our dogs in the safe hands of the owners of Lower Norton kennels. Over the years they have looked after our elderly dogs, a dog who had cancer and more recently a young dog. They have always catered for their individual needs and ensure they are regularly exercised and living in a clean kennel. Our dog shows an eager willingness when we take him to stay and that says everything to us!! "
~ Budsmom
Choose Lower Norton Farm Kennels and Cattery for eco-friendly kennels near Callington or Plymouth. Call us on 
01579 371 144
07971 667 556
07930 995 465
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