• Front elevation of West Pearroc our Para 55 family home in Smarden - Kent. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient, timber-frame passive house uses the very latest in renewable technology.
  • Front elevation of West Pearroc our Para 55 family home in Smarden - Kent. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient, timber-frame passive house uses the very latest in renewable technology.
  • Aerial view of West Pearroc our Para 55 family home in Smarden - Kent. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient, timber-frame passive house uses the very latest in 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

The team at Hawkes Architecture offer a slick professional service and gave us every confidence that our build was in safe hands.

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