Wings is a sustainable PPS 7 Passivhaus, designed by Hawkes Architecture.
  • The exterior at Wings, a large PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology. The lounge at Wings. This building is a large PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • The exterior at Wings, a large PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology. The lounge at Wings. This building is a large PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • Front elevation to Wings, a large PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • Landscaping plans for Wings, a large PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • South elevation of Wings, a large PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • The staircase at Wings. Wings is a large PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • An early drawing of Wings, a large PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • The master bedroom at Wings, showing the glazed wall. Wings is a large PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • Plan drawings of Wings. Wings is a large PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • The sun shade at Wings, a large PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • The lounge at Wings. This building is a large PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology. The exterior at Wings, a large PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • The first floor landing area at Wings, a large PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • The master bedroom at Wings, a large PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • The concrete staircase at Wings, a large PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • The rear elevation of Wings, a large PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.
  • A side elevation of Wings, a large PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus utilizes the very latest renewable technology.

Wings PPS 7

Completed in 2014 'Wings' is a PPS 7 replacement dwelling for a retired Pilot and his wife.

The striking butterfly roof was inspired by the profile of an aircraft wing. The roof was designed to harness solar energy via roof mounted photovoltaics and to maximise views to the North and South of the site.

The large overhang along the South elevation provides solar shading, minimising overheating in summer whilst maximising sunlight in winter months to passively heat the building.

Project Data

  • Location: Horsmonden
  • Planning Authority: Tunbridge Wells
  • Consent: Granted 2010
  • Type of Project: PPS 7 New Build
  • Build Program: 24 Months
  • Gross Internal Floorspace: 310m²
  • Cost: £1.5m
  • Status: Completed 2014

Technology

  • 4 kW Photo-voltaic thermal system
  • MVHR heat recovery system
  • 200m Kensa ground source heat pump
  • Woodfire log burning stove
  • Immersun 2
  • 220v Voltage optimisation
  • Joule thermal store
  • Rainwater harvesting system
  • Triple glazed
  • Low energy appliances & lighting throughout

Facts

  • Passive solar design
  • No yearly utility costs
  • Super insulated (300mm thick) timber frame building
  • U-values of 0.12 W/M²K
  • Locally sourced materials
  • Sustainable heating system utilises logs and pellet
  • Airtight = 0.44 air changes/hour @50pa
  • 20 kWh/m² Annum heat load
  • 60 kWh/m² primary energy consumption
  • EPC: A/A

Project Associates

Squires Young Cullen Timber Design

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