Mendip is a sustainable Para 55 Passivhaus, designed by Hawkes Architecture.
  • The rear elevation of Mendip, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Rear elevation of Mendip, a Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Detailed elevation render of Mendip, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Plan drawings of Mendip, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Front elevation render of Mendip, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Internal bedroom render of Mendip, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.

Mendip  Para 55

A planning application has been submitted for an exceptional 10,000 square foot Para 55 dwelling on a sloping site in the Mendip Hills, Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB).

The site is located within an existing loose knit settlement which is visually separated by a treebelt extending down the hillside.

The visual context of the site is consequently working agriculture so we have explored the language of agricultural buildings in the development of this exceptional dwelling.

Project Data

  • Location: Somerset
  • Designated Area: AONB
  • Planning Authority: Barnes
  • Type of Project: Para 55 New Build
  • Build Program: 14 Months
  • Gross Internal Floorspace: 930m²
  • Cost: £2m
  • Status: Application in progress

Technology

  • 10 kW Photo-voltaic system
  • Hydrogen generator & solid fuel cell storage
  • MVHR heat recovery system
  • Eddi PV to DHW technology
  • Li-ion battery storage
  • 220v Voltage optimisation
  • Joule thermal store
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Triple glazed
  • Low energy appliances & 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
  • 25 kWh/m² Annum heat load
  • Circa 80 kWh/m² Primary energy consumption
  • EPC: Predicted A/A

Project Associates

Hughes Planning Squires Young

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