• The front elevation of West Pearroc, a Para 55 family home in Smarden - Kent. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • Front elevation at West Pearroc, a large Para 55 family home in Smarden - Kent. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • Aerial view of the landscaping at West Pearroc, a large Para 55 family home in Smarden - Kent. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • Construction in progress at West Pearroc, a large Para 55 family home in Smarden - Kent. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • Early landscaping at West Pearroc, a large Para 55 family home in Smarden - Kent. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • West Pearroc landscape architect plans. West Pearroc is a large Para 55 family home in Smarden - Kent. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • West Pearroc profile render. West Pearroc is a large Para 55 family home in Smarden - Kent. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • External finishes used at West Pearroc, a large Para 55 family home in Smarden - Kent. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • An architects render of the side elevation at West Pearroc, a large Para 55 family home in Smarden - Kent. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • The finished West Pearroc building. West Pearroc is a large Para 55 family home in Smarden - Kent. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • Architects landscape render. West Pearroc is a large Para 55 family home in Smarden - Kent. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
West Pearroc, a large Para 55 family home in Smarden - Kent. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house utilizes the very latest renewable technology.

West Pearroc  Para 55

Recently completed, this Para 55 house sits within an agricultural farmyard and an established hierarchy of existing structures.

The design concept for the building was to resemble an agricultural barn and to respect the existing hierarchy. Squires Young Landscape Architects provided a comprehensive landscape strategy and masterplan as part of the proposals.

Integral to the design are the flood prevention measures, a sustainable drainage strategy and biodiversity enhancements.

As part of the site falls within the 1 in 100 year flood area the landscape design includes a number of ponds that will form part of an integrated drainage system whilst enhancing biodiversity.

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Data

  • Location: Smarden
  • Planning Authority: Ashford BC
  • Consent: Granted 2014
  • Type of Project: Para 55 new build
  • Build Program: 14 months
  • Gross Internal Floorspace: 392m²
  • Cost: £1m
  • Status: Completed 2017

Technology

  • 6 kw photo-voltaic thermal system
  • MVHR heat recovery ventilation system
  • 10 kw Windhager biomass boiler
  • Heat exchanger linked to thermal store
  • Immersun
  • 220v voltage optimisation
  • Joule 1000 ltr thermal store
  • Triple glazed
  • LED 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
  • 24 kwh/m² annum heat load
  • 80 kwh/m² annum primary energy consumption
  • EPC: A/A
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