Meadow View is a sustainable PPS 7 Passivhaus, designed by Hawkes Architecture.
  • Meadow View, a large PPS 7 family home in Sissinghurst. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology. The en-suite bathroom at Meadow View, a large PPS 7 family home in Sissinghurst. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • Meadow View is a large PPS 7 family home in Sissinghurst, Kent. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology. The en-suite bathroom at Meadow View, a large PPS 7 family home in Sissinghurst. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • The render and tile detail at Meadow View, a large PPS 7 family home in Sissinghurst. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • The en-suite bathroom at Meadow View, a large PPS 7 family home in Sissinghurst. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology. Meadow View is a large PPS 7 family home in Sissinghurst, Kent. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • The timber frame at Meadow View, a large PPS 7 family home in Sissinghurst. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • The South elevation at Meadow View, a large PPS 7 family home in Sissinghurst. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • The screed being poured at Meadow View, a large PPS 7 family home in Sissinghurst. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • The pitched roof building at Meadow View, a large PPS 7 family home in Sissinghurst. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • The lounge window detail at Meadow View, a large PPS 7 family home in Sissinghurst. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • The window detail at Meadow View, a large PPS 7 family home in Sissinghurst. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • The Kent peg tiles being fitted at Meadow View, a large PPS 7 family home in Sissinghurst. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.

Meadow View PPS 7

Self-built, this unique dwelling on a sloping site has been heavily dug into the surrounding landscape, to appear bigger on the inside than the properties exterior reveals.

Several site constraints including the need to work around a 100 year old oak tree, posed many challenges during the early design. In response, two simple structures containing the main living space, were linked with a long glass walkway, helping to minimise the buildings mass.

To give this highly individual PPS 7 property a sense of place, we used over 15,000 locally made Kent peg tiles and clad the heavily glazed south building in an oiled oak finish.

Project Data

  • Location: Sissinghurst
  • Planning Authority: Tunbridge Wells
  • Consent: Granted 2010
  • Type of Project: PPS 7 New Build
  • Build Program: 4 years
  • Gross Internal Floorspace: 250m²
  • Cost: £0.5m
  • Status: Completed 2017

Technology

  • 4 kW Sunny Boy photo-voltaic array
  • MVHR heat recovery system
  • 30 Evacuated tube solar thermal system
  • MCZ Red compact 24 biomass boiler
  • 22 kW Woodfire RS log burning stove with back boiler
  • Immersun 2
  • 220v Voltage optimisation
  • Joule 600 ltr thermal store
  • Triple glazed
  • Low energy appliances & lighting throughout

Facts

  • Passive solar design
  • No yearly utility costs
  • Super insulated (300mm thick) timber frame building
  • U-values of 0.12 W/M²K
  • Locally sourced materials
  • Sustainable heating system utilises logs and pellet
  • Airtight = 0.44 air changes/hour @50pa
  • 14.6 kWh/m² Annum heat load
  • 52.6 kWh/m² primary energy consumption
  • EPC: A/A

Project Associates

Squires Young Mounts Hill Cullen Timber Design

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