Richard Hawkes & James Williams using a helicopter to see a new Para 79 site in the Cotswolds AONB.
Richard & James
New Para 79 site in the Cotswolds AONB

02 Jun 2019

Cotswolds Para 79 Site Visit

Client wins the award for setting up the best site visit EVER!

Agenda

TALK      WALK      FLY      EAT

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The Hawkes Family talking at Grand Designs Live 2019.
Richard Hawkes & Family
Talking at Grand Designs Live

13 May 2019

At Grand Designs Live

As part of Grand Designs celebrating its 20th anniversary we were delighted to be asked to share our experiences of living in our 10 year old Grand Design, "the eco arch". It was lovely to be able to share the experience with the children too.

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Crossway featured in Grand Designs magazine.
Crossway
Grand Designs Magzaine Feature

11 May 2019

Grand Designs Magazine Feature

Crossway is featured as being one of Grand Designs top 20 most memorable TV houses. I wonder if that has anything to do with a certain "incident" half way through building the arch? Maybe that's why we're at number 13!

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Hawkes Architecture are talking at Grand Designs Live 2019.
Richard Hawkes
Talking at Grand Designs Live

30 Apr 2019

At Grand Designs Live

Richard & Sophie Hawkes will be talking at Grand Designs live (ExCeL) on Saturday 11th May, discussing life at Crossway, their Grand Designs family home. Come and find us for top tips on planning your Grand Design!

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New renders of our Hedgebank project. A large replacement dwelling designed by Hawkes Architecture.
Hedgebank
Para 79 Project

20 Apr 2019

Hedgebank (Para 79)

Exciting renders of our latest Paragraph 79 project, Hedgebank have been updated to the website.

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Our Echo Barn project featured in Grand Designs Magazine.
Echo Barn
In Grand Designs Magazine

15 Apr 2019

Grand Designs Magazine

Our Echo Barn project as feature in the June 2019 edition of the Grand Designs magazine! See the latest project pictures on the website now.

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Our View Point project completed. View Point is a large Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
View Point
Para 55 Project

12 Apr 2019

View Point (PARA 55)

We’re delighted with the way this Paragraph 55 project has turned out. An amazing job by the Harry Barnes Construction team! To finish off we're now focussing on stitching the house back into its original setting. Lots of landscaping due for summer 2019.

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Our Headlands project featured in Grand Designs Magazine.
Headlands
In Grand Designs Magazine

10 Apr 2019

Grand Designs Magazine

Our Headlands project as feature in the June 2019 edition of the Grand Designs magazine! See the latest project pictures on the website now.

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Richard Hawkes and Tony Etwell on location at Echo Barn. A large Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
Echo Barn
Para 55 Project

15 Mar 2019

Echo Barn (PARA 55)

We’ve been back to Echo Barn to get some photos with Tony Etwell who was our Grand Designs cameraman from all those years ago! It’s great to see how this Paragraph 55 house has settled into its landscape and how beautiful it feels as a home.

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The epc certificate from View Point. A large Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
View Point
Para 55 Project

02 Mar 2019

View Point (PARA 55)

The house got an EPC rating of A with a score of 121, which is great. Funny thing is the way it suggests we could improve the score is to add a wind turbine! That’s never gonna happen up here on a ridge in the Metropolitan Green Belt & High Weald AONB!

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New renders of our Waterside project. A large replacement dwelling designed by Hawkes Architecture.
Waterside
Replacement Dwelling

28 Feb 2019

Waterside (Replacement Dwelling)

Internal renders have just arrived for our new Waterside project. An exciting replacement dwelling with breath taking lake fronted views.

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The finished cladding detail at View Point. A large Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
View Point
Para 55 Project

24 Feb 2019

View Point (PARA 55)

We love the composition of form and materials used on this elevation, between the house and the sand school. This path through the impressive Paragraph 55 family home, leads to the productive garden and livestock area.

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New renders of our Sandwich projects proposed kitchen. Sandwich is a Para 79 | NPPF 79, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
Sandwich
Para 79 Project

01 Dec 2018

SANDWICH (PARA 79)

New internal renders have just arrived for our Paragraph 79 Sandwich project. South facing glazing will flood this fabulous space with daylight and offer the family stunning garden views.

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Updated construction images of View Point, a Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
View Point
Para 55 Project

20 Nov 2018

VIEW POINT (PARA 55)

Scaffolding has started to come down and the new Paragraph 55 house is being revealed in all its glory. Still plenty to do to ensure that the client can move in ready for a celebratory Christmas dinner.

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The tiled arch being built at crossway 10 years ago. Crossway is a PPS 7 passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
Crossway
PPS 7 Project

10 Nov 2018

A LITTLE ACCIDENT!

Ten years ago, this magnificent tiled arch collapsed after somebody accidentally leant on it too much during construction. Unfortunately Kevin McCloud and the Grand Designs crew just happened to be there with the cameras rolling!

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Finished Exterior evevation of Wings. A PPS 7 passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
Wings
PPS 7 Project

02 Oct 2018

LANDSCAPING AT WINGS

The transformed landscaping at Wings needed a couple of years to develop and stitch itself into the quintessential Kentish landscape. Now the relationship between the house its beautiful suroundings are working perfectly.

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An internal render of Tree House's kitchen. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
Tree House
Para 55 Project

12 Jul 2018

OUR 16TH PARA 55 CONSENT

Cotswold District Council's planning committee today supported the recommendation to approve a new Paragraph 55 dwelling set within woodland on the edge of a Conservation Area in Gloucestershire.

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The steel & timber frame construction completed at View Point. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
View Point
Para 55 Project

02 Jul 2018

VIEW POINT (PARA 55)

We're taking full advantage of this lovely weather to push ahead with the superstructure on this mammoth Para 55 build.

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An internal render of Sulby's kitchen. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
Sulby
Para 55 Project

28 Jun 2018

SULBY PLANNING CONSENT

Daventry District Council's planning committee yesterday supported the recommendation to approve a new Paragraph 55 dwelling in the open countryside adjacent to the Jurassic Way footpath in Sulby, Northamptonshire.

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The steel frame under construction at View Point. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
View Point
Para 55 Project

28 May 2018

VIEW POINT (PARA 55)

There's an unusual amount of steelwork on this Paragraph 55 project due to the extent of glass at ground level. It has made coordinating the MVHR ductwork more complex but should result in an effortless looking solution.

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The elegant exterior of Quarry House. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
Quarry House
Para 55 Project

12 May 2018

OUR 14TH PARA 55 CONSENT

Today West Berkshire Council have granted planning consent for an 8,300 sq.ft. dwelling within the AONB. This represents Hawkes Architecture's 14th Paragraph 55 consent and our 5th within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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The foundations ready to pour at Crossway. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
Crossway
PPS 7 Project

12 Apr 2018

CROSSWAY REVISITED

10 years ago today the footprint of Richard's family home (Crossway) was clearly defined and several layers of insulation and damp proof membrane were in place ready to pour lots of concrete!

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Aerial view of Headlands & its amazing zinc roof fully completed. Headlands is a Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
Headlands
Para 55 Project

06 Apr 2018

HEADLANDS (PARA 55)

Our recently completed Headlands (Para 55) project, now starting to mature into its beautiful surrounding landscape.

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Tesla P85D outside Crossway. A PPS 7 passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
Crossway
PPS 7 Project

24 Mar 2018

IF A CAR SUITED A HOUSE

What a week, traveling 1,000 miles in a Tesla P85D! We enjoyed every insane minute. What an incredible vehicle and free to fuel up all week long! Such an amazing machine.

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The elegant exterior of Headlands. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
Headlands
Para 55 Project

06 Mar 2018

HEADLANDS (PARA 55)

This magnificent Para 55 house now feels ready to live in. Over the coming months landscaping will continue, taking advantage of the Spring growing season to help stitch the building back into the surounding landscape.

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The lounge render of Lake House. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
Lake House
Para 55 Project

04 Mar 2018

LAKE HOUSE (PARA 55)

The design narrative for this elegant family home, draws upon the simple forms found adjacent to the sites historic former railway and offers intimate lakeside views across a series of lakes and ponds.

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The exterior of our Walled Garden project. A passive eco-house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
Walled Garden
Self Build

20 Feb 2018

WALLED GARDEN

Up-to-date pictures of the progress being made at this self build dwelling, set within a Grade 2 listed walled garden. Recently the building has been pumped full of foam insulation and now the client is pushing forward with the fit out.

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The installation of the Glulam beams at Brooks Barn. A Para 55 | NPPF 55, passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
Brooks Barn
Para 55 Project

20 Feb 2018

BROOKS BARN (PARA 55)

The frame erection is progressing well despite the bad winter weather. Glulam beams are being installed along with covering joists to help get the building water tight and free up the interior trades to push forward.

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Tesla P85D outside Crossway. A PPS 7 passive house designed by Hawkes Architecture.
Lake House
Para 55 Project

18 Feb 2018

LAKE HOUSE (PARA 55)

We're working on design proposals for an elegant new Paragraph 55 dwelling set within 40 acres of the High Weald AONB, adjacent to former fishing lakes and a derelict railway line.

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