• Early elevations of Hedgebank, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Early elevations on our Hedgebank project, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Early plan drawings of Hedgebank, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
Hedgebank, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.

Hedgebank  PARA 55

Named after a principal defining characteristic of this part of Devon and just outside the Dartmoor National Park. Hedgebank Para 55 grows out of the landscape, celebrating the distinctive roadside hedge banks that frequent this area.

Carefully and cleverly nestled within its 5 acre site, the new dwelling enjoys expansive private south facing views while articulating itself cleverly to preserve the open rolling pasture the site currently presents.

A series of solid angular walls facing west prevent light pollution facing the road while picking up on the distinctive local rock forms that pepper the low lying valleys. A significant area of woodland extension further helps to enhance the ecological biodiversity, allowing the new building to assimilate into its woodland fringe setting.

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Data

  • Location: Plymouth
  • Planning Authority: Details To Follow
  • Architect: Hawkes Architecture
  • Type of Project: Para 55 New Build
  • Build Program: 14 Months
  • Gross Internal Floorspace: 700m²
  • Cost: £2m
  • Status: Design under development

Technology

  • 8.4 kW Ground mounted tracking PV array
  • MVHR heat recovery ventilation system
  • Zappi PV to EV technology
  • Combined log & pellet biomass boiler
  • Eddi PV to DHW technology
  • Tesla Powerwall V2 battery storage
  • Whole house voltage optimisation
  • Joule thermal store
  • Triple glazed
  • Low energy appliances, lighting and comprehensive energy management facilities 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

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