Ashdown Forest is a sustainable Para 79 Passivhaus, designed by Hawkes Architecture.
  • Exterior garden render of Ashdown Forest, a large Para 79 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology. Interior render of Ashdown Forest. A large Para 79 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Exterior garden render of Ashdown Forest. A large Para 79 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology. Interior render of Ashdown Forest. A large Para 79 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Plan drawings of Ashdown Forest. A large Para 79 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Wide exterior render of Ashdown Forest. A large Para 79 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Interior render of Ashdown Forest. A large Para 79 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology. Exterior garden render of Ashdown Forest. A large Para 79 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Garage render of Ashdown Forest. A large Para 79 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.

Ashdown Forest Para 79

Set within a 50 acre site on the edge of the Ashdown Forest, this new Para 79 dwelling is located next to a Humphrey Repton landscape.

Located outside the Ashdown Forest exclusion zone, the property is a relatively modest single storey building, appearing small and discreet, whilst holding back the long distance views that await as you enter.

In contrast, from afar the building seeks to spread its wings and command its position on the ridge of a hillside. A gigantic oak tree has been central to the design of this house and its associated equestrian facility, which will convert waste into sustainable energy through the use of a doemstic scale anaerobic digester.

Project Data

  • Location: Ashdown Forest
  • Planning Authority: Wealden DC
  • Type of Project: Para 79 New Build
  • Build Program: 14 Months
  • Gross Internal Floorspace: 700m²
  • Cost: £2m
  • Status: Design under development

Technology

  • 8.4 kW Ground mounted tracking PV array
  • MVHR heat recovery system
  • Zappi PV to EV technology
  • Combined log & pellet biomass boiler
  • Eddi PV to DHW technology
  • Tesla Powerwall V2 battery storage
  • Whole house voltage optimisation
  • Joule thermal store
  • Triple glazed
  • Low energy appliances & lighting throughout

Facts

  • Passive solar design
  • Super insulated (300mm thick) timber frame building
  • U-values of 0.12 W/M²K
  • Locally sourced materials
  • Airtight = 0.6 air changes/hour @50pa
  • 25 kWh/m² Annum heat load
  • Circa 80 kWh/m² Primary energy consumption
  • EPC: Predicted A/A

Project Associates

Hughes Planning James Alexander-Sinclair

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