Brooks Barn is a sustainable Para 55 Passivhaus, designed by Hawkes Architecture.
  • Brooks Barn exterior render. Brooks Barn is a Para 55 family home in Horsham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology. Brooks Barn internal render. Brooks Barn is a large Para 55 family home in Horsham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • Brooks Barn exterior render. Brooks Barn is a large Para 55 family home in Horsham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology. Brooks Barn internal render. Brooks Barn is a large Para 55 family home in Horsham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • Brooks Barn frame and deck construction. Brooks Barn is a large Para 55 family home in Horsham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • Brooks Barn entrance render. Brooks Barn is a large Para 55 family home in Horsham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • Brooks Barn cross section drawings. Brooks Barn is a large Para 55 family home in Horsham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • Brooks Barn concrete floor slab construction. Brooks Barn is a large Para 55 family home in Horsham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • Brooks Barn plan drawings. Brooks Barn is a large Para 55 family home in Horsham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • Brooks Barn internal render. Brooks Barn is a large Para 55 family home in Horsham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology. Brooks Barn exterior render. Brooks Barn is a large Para 55 family home in Horsham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • Brooks Barn aerial view of the timber frame under construction. Brooks Barn is a large Para 55 family home in Horsham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • Brooks Barn foundations and blockwork. Brooks Barn is a large Para 55 family home in Horsham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • Brooks Barn timber frame. Brooks Barn is a large Para 55 family home in Horsham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.

Brooks Barn Para 55

The design concept for this new Para 55 house responds and relates to the existing stable building, situated on a discreet tree-lined sloping site.

The central component of the design is an irregular shaped building over two floors, which blurs the lines between walls, soffits and roof.

The design reinterprets the way in which traditional building features are constructed in an architecturally innovative and interesting way. In addition, significant landscape and ecological enhancements are proposed.

Project Data

  • Location: Brooks Green
  • Planning Authority: Horsham DC
  • Consent: Granted 2015
  • Type of Project: Para 55 New Build
  • Build Program: 15 Months
  • Gross Internal Floorspace: 305m²
  • Cost: £1m
  • Status: Under construction

Technology

  • 15 kW Photo-voltaic array
  • MVHR Heat recovery system
  • 22 kW Biomass boiler
  • 5 kW Water to water heat pump
  • Earth energy bank (EEB) inter-seasonal heat store
  • Eddi PV to DHW technology
  • Li-ion battery storage
  • 220v Voltage optimisation
  • Joule thermal store
  • Triple glazed
  • Low energy appliances & lighting throughout

Facts

  • Passive solar design
  • Super insulated (300mm thick) SIPS construction
  • 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 Squires Young Landscape Architects

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