• Entrance to Brooks Barn a Para 55 family home in Horsham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient, timber-frame passive house utilizes the very latest in renewable technology.
  • Entrance to Brooks Barn a Para 55 family home in Horsham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient, timber-frame passive house utilizes the very latest in renewable technology.
  • Inside Brooks Barn a Para 55 family home in Horsham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient, timber-frame passive house utilizes the very latest in 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.

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Data

  • Location: Brooks Green
  • Planning Authority: Horsham DC
  • Consent: Granted 2015
  • Type of Project: Para 55 new build
  • Build Program: 18 months
  • Gross Internal Floorspace: 305m²
  • Cost: £1m
  • Status: Under construction

Technology

  • 15 kw photo-voltaic array
  • MVHR heat recovery ventilation system
  • 22 kw biomass boiler
  • 5 kw water to water heat pump
  • Earth energy bank (EEB) inter-seasonal heat store
  • Heat exchanger linked to thermal store
  • Immersun
  • Li-ion battery storage
  • 220v voltage optimisation
  • Joule 1000 ltr thermal store
  • Triple glazed
  • LED 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
  • 24 kwh/m² annum heat load
  • 80 kwh/m² annum primary energy consumption
  • EPC: predicted A/A

My first project since joining Hawkes Architecture, an amazing building to work on with both the client and main contractor.

Michael Zulueta - Project architect

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