• The front elevation of Furrows, a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house 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 passive house 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 passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Architects render of the driveway approach to Furrows. Furrows is a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Plan drawings of Furrows, a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • A model showing the garden of Furrows, a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • A profile elevation of Furrows, a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The renewable technology being used at Furrows, a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • A model showing a side elevation of Furrows, a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • An architects render of the rear elevation at Furrows. Furrows is a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The entrance to Furrows. Furrows is a large Para 55 family home in Cattal - North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
Furrows, a large Para 55 family home in North Yorkshire. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house 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, containing the main living area, references the simple forms and materials of agricultural buildings visible in the wider landscape.

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.

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Data

  • Location: Cattal
  • Planning Authority: North Yorkshire BC
  • Consent: Granted 2015
  • Type of Project: Para 55 new build
  • Build Program: 24 months
  • Gross Internal Floorspace: 420m²
  • Cost: £1.2m
  • Status: On-site during 2017

Technology

  • 7.2 kw photo-voltaic thermal system
  • 22 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
  • Joule 300 ltr solar pre-heat 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
Client quote marks

Richard and all at Hawkes Architecture understand the whole concept of designing a Para 55 home to the last detail but in all the technology and creativity they never lose site of the fact that it will eventually be a family home.

They embraced our input and we were able to feel a part of the creative process, which was so important to us.

Simon & Georgie Clark - Property owners

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