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 passive house 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 passive house 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 passive house 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 passive house 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 passive house 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 passive house 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 passive house 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 passive house 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 passive house 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 passive house 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 passive house utilizes the very latest renewable technology.

Meadow View  PPS 7

A completed self-build on a sloping site, the dwelling is heavily dug into the surrounding landscape, appearing bigger on the inside than the properties exterior elevations reveal. Meadow View posed a real challenge during the early design phase, there were several site constraints including the restricted height of the building and the need to work the new structure around a 100 year old oak tree.

In response, we designed two simple structures that were uniquely styled, we linked these structures with a long glass walkway to minimise the buildings mass. Needing to give this highly individual PPS 7 property a sense of place, we used over 15,000 locally made Kent peg tiles and chose to clad the heavily glazed south building in an oiled oak finish. Once completed and fully landscaped, this building will hide itself in amongst the sites mature trees, providing our clients with a truly wonderful space to live.

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 Cullen Timber Design

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