To keep the cost of installation down, customers can dig in their own ducting across their gardens. However, many customers may feel they would like to have an independent contractor carry out the works to their garden.

Independent B4RN Approved Contractors (IBAC for short) are local contractors who have been recommended by local volunteers and groups. They have received training from B4RN.

You are entering into a private arrangement with any of the IBACs listed below. B4RN can not take responsibility for the payment for the work and you are responsible for payment of all works agreed with the IBAC.

House kits must be fitted by an approved contractor or trained volunteer.

If you would like to become an Independent B4RN Approved Contractor (IBAC), or would like to recommend one, please email

List of Independent B4RN Approved Contractors (IBACs)

NameAddressContactAreas CoveredWork UndertakenOther Information
Ben Fawcett
Frounts Cottage, Duke Street, Burton-in-Lonsdale, LA6 3LG Tel: 07950028622 or 01524262017


North Lancashire, South CumbriaInstalling duct at height; House kit installation; Multiple duct installation on terrace properties.Highly recommended by volunteers and customers, Ben can also help with TV and Wi-Fi.
Dave Rogerson
16 Nethercroft, Levens Village, Kendal LA8 8LU Tel: 07887926085

Levens South LakesHouse Kit fitting, Duct installation
Rob Ellwood Hollin Bank Underbarrow Near KendalTel: 07773 572712
015395 68306


CrosthwaiteDuct instalation, digging gardens, reinstatement of driveways, paths and tarmacLives in the Crosthwaite area
Barry CheesemanWheatclose, Leasgill, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7ETTel: 07919 973979Leasgill, Heversham and South LakesHouse kit fitting, garden ductingLives locally
Clive BlakesleyC&G Trenching, Street Farm, The Street, Scole, IP21 4DRTel: 01379308166

NorfolkTrenching and Garden DuctingHas local experience of other B4RN projects
Phil JohnsBB Building Maintenance, Bens Bridge End, Garsdale, Sedbergh, LA10 5PHTel: 07807909860

Garsdale and Sedbergh (20 mile radius)House Kit fitting
Jon Randall PaleyTel: 07811415223

North Lancashire and South CumbriaHouse Kit fitting and Garden DuctingHighly experienced
Carl Richardson165 High Road, Halton, Lancaster, LA2 6PYTel: 07835 127769

Halton and Lune ValleyHouse Kit fitting and Garden DiggingLocal handy man
Tyler Knowles - Knowles Plant HireWindy Hill Farm, New HuttonTel: 07784 943332

South LakesGarden digging and duct installation
Richard Prescott
G​round ​F​loor​, Bessemer Suite, Ironworks House​​, Warton Road​, Carnforth, LA5 9EXTel: 01524566701


North Lancashire, South CumbriaI.T. support, Wi-Fi, Businesses, Schools.See his website for full list. Used by many local schools in Lancashire and Cumbria with B4RN service.
Rick Fry Beck Head Farm, Beck Head,
Tel: 07771981008


Witherslack Lives in the Witherslack project area.House Kit fitting, Duct installation Also can help with improving WIFI around your home wireless networks, CCTV installation
Martin BrooksMA Brooks LTD, Walnut Tree Cottage, Gressingham, LA2 8LWTel: 07974711412

Halton, Caton and Lune ValleyGarden Dig and House Kit fittingExperience of building the Gressingham project
Matthew McCabe
Tel: 07769339253


North LancashireGeneral IT and websites for home users, small businesses and charities.
James WilsonElectrowize Cumbria, Rydall House, Tebay, Penrith, CA10 3THTel: 07967003689Lower Eden Valley (Kirkoswald and Renwick)House Kit fitting.
James Arundale
Bowderdale Beck Farmhouse Newbiggin-on-Lune KIRKBY STEPHEN Bowderdale
CA17 4NB
Tel: 07572 083793

Mallerstang, Ravenstonedale, Brough.House Kit fitting
Michael Johnson
J & N Services
3 Sunnybank Cottages, Cross Haw Lane, Clapham, LA28DY
Tel: 07815500442Clapham, Rathmell, Bentham, IngletonSee their Facebook page.
Graham TuitinSwinhope Handyman Services, 2 Pryfield Cottage, Spartylea, Hexham, NE47 9UPTel: 07775 616187

Allen Valleys


Local trained volunteer groups can also carry out works. ‘Donations’ for this work should be made to your local volunteer group. Please check your local volunteer group here.

Contractors must keep to our contractor Code of Conduct. B4RN is committed to working safely. Find out more in our Policy Statement and our Annual Objectives.