• Rear elevation of Headlands our Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient, timber-frame passive house will utilizes the very latest in renewable technology.
  • Rear elevation of Headlands our Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient, timber-frame passive house will utilizes the very latest in renewable technology.
  • The zinc roof at Headlands our Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient, timber-frame passive house will utilizes the very latest in 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

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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