• Entrance to Cliff Top House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Entrance to Cliff Top House, a Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The profile of Cliff Top House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Aerial view of Cliff Top House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Cliff Top House plan drawings. Cliff Top House is a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Cliff Top House early architect render. Cliff Top House is a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The bedroom at Cliff Top House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The front elevation of Cliff Top House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • An early sketch of Cliff Top House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The landscape Architects plans for Cliff Top House. Cliff Top House is a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The profile elevation of Cliff Top House. Cliff Top House is a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
Cliff Top House, a large Para 55 home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.

Cliff Top House  Para 55

Located on the white cliffs of Dover and in the North Downs (AONB). The principal design concept, for both landscape and building proposal, comes from the two distinctive landscape characters east and west of the site.

The strategy was to stitch the site and building into the grassland landscape and chalky clifftops. The curved building form provides south facing amenity space and allows seascape views out to both the east and west.

Along the inside of this Para 55 design the internal curve facade integrates a 'solar wall’ which provides warm air to be fed into the MVHR system, thus reducing the heating requirements of the house.

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Data

  • Location: The Lees
  • Planning Authority: Dover DC
  • Consent: Designs under development
  • Type of Project: Para 55 new build
  • Build Program: 16 months
  • Gross Internal Floorspace: 285m²
  • Cost: £1m
  • Status: Application in progress

Technology

  • 6 kw photo-voltaic thermal system
  • MVHR heat recovery ventilation system
  • Integrated 'Solar Wall' technology
  • 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
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We are still at the planning stage, but Hawkes Architecture are looking forward to seeing this ultra modern, stylish building get built!

James Williams - Project architect

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