• Aerial view of Headlands, a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Aerial view of Headlands, a Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Headlands plan drawings. Headlands is a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Garden render of Headlands, a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The groundworks at Headlands, a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Cross section of Headlands, a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The timber frame leaf roof at Headlands, a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Entrance to Headlands. Headlands is a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Headlands living area. Headlands is a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The zinc roof at Headlands, a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The EPDM rubber roof being installed at Headlands, a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Early ideas for the Headlands project, a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The lounge at Headlands. Headlands is a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Timber frame construction at Headlands. Headlands is a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The profile render of our Headlands project. Headlands is a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Build progress at Headlands. Headlands is a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
Headlands, a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.

Headlands  Para 55

The new Para 55 house sits at the meeting of two fields. The ‘headland’ is a formation within ridge and furrow landscapes formed by the cattle being moved from one side of the plough to the other.

The ‘leaf’ roof rests over the open plan living spaces and like a leaf, it will harness solar energy as well as carrying the flow of water from the higher to lower field.

Its very exciting to have started onsite and we can’t wait to see the house sitting in such an amazing setting. It’s so rewarding turning clients dreams into reality!

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Data

  • Location: Cheltenham
  • Planning Authority: Tewkesbury
  • Consent: Granted 2015
  • Type of Project: Para 55 new build
  • Build Program: 20 months
  • Gross Internal Floorspace: 335m²
  • Cost: £1.5m
  • Status: Under construction

Technology

  • 5 kw photo-voltaic array
  • Large integrated solar-thermal system
  • MVHR heat recovery ventilation system
  • 24 kw biomass boiler
  • 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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A very exciting building to design. None of the Hawkes Architecture team can wait to see the leaf shaped zinc roof go on!

James Williams - Project architect

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