Sulby is a sustainable Para 55 Passivhaus, designed by Hawkes Architecture.
  • The rear elevation of Sulby, a Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The rear elevation of Sulby, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Aerial view of our Sulby 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.
  • The Sulby project living area. Sulby is 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 our Sulby project, Sulby is a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Sulby garden view. Sulby is a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • An early sketch of our Sulby project, Sulby is a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The Sulby project bedroom render. Sulby is a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The Sulby driveway render. Sulby is 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 ideas for our Sulby 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.
  • The Sulby entrance render. Sulby is a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.

Sulby  Para 55

An exciting 350m² development for a Para 55 house which is set in a glade of self-seeded ash and hawthorn.

The proposals draw on the formation of low walls on the site from its military past. Internal and external spaces are organised by the low walls that conceal and protect as well as revealing and framing views.

Atop the low walls nestle shingle hideouts which have small openings to provide secluded views to the woodland canopy. The roof is pitched for optimum solar gain to the east and west with PV-T panels that will increase energy production in the early morning and late evening when energy demand is at its highest.


The proposals were reviewed and supported by the OPUN Design Review Panel who were encouraged by the comprehensive and highly informative site analysis and commended the sensitive and compelling design narrative that developed.

Project Data

  • Location: Northampton
  • Planning Authority: Daventry DC
  • Consent: Granted 2018
  • Type of Project: Para 55 New Build
  • Build Program: 12 Months
  • Gross Internal Floorspace: 350m²
  • Cost: £1m
  • Status: Construction begins in 2019

Technology

  • Extensive East & West facing PV system
  • MVHR heat recovery system
  • Combined pellet & log biomass boiler
  • 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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