Furrows is a sustainable Para 55 Passivhaus, designed by Hawkes Architecture.
  • The front elevation of Furrows, a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology. Architects elevation render of Furrows. Furrows is a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The front elevation of Furrows, a Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology. Architects elevation render of Furrows. Furrows is a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • A model showing the aerial view of Furrows, a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Architects elevation render of Furrows. Furrows is a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology. The front elevation of Furrows, a Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Site plan drawing of Furrows, a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Architects render of Furrows. Furrows is a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Roof plan of Furrows, a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Model of Furrows, a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • First floor plans of Furrows, a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • An architects render of the entrance elevation at Furrows. Furrows is a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Scale model of Furrows, a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.

Furrows Para 55

This four bed Para 55 house will form a new landmark between the village settlement and the wider agricultural setting.

The design concept bears reference to traditional ploughing techniques and the first floor box, that contains the main living area, references the simple forms of local agricultural buildings.

The innovative design features a PV-T system and an Earth Energy Bank which enables vast amounts of summer solar energy to be stored. Furrows will be off-grid 85% of the time and still export enough electricity to run two further houses.

Project Data

  • Location: Cattal
  • Planning Authority: North Yorkshire
  • Consent: Granted 2015
  • Type of Project: Para 55 New Build
  • Build Program: 18 Months
  • Gross Internal Floorspace: 420m²
  • Cost: £1.2m
  • Status: Under Construction

Technology

  • 7.2 kW Photo-voltaic thermal system
  • 22 kW Photo-voltaic array
  • MVHR heat recovery system
  • 22 kW Biomass boiler
  • Earth energy bank 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) 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

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