• Rear render of Wings a PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient, timber-frame passive house utilizes the very latest in renewable technology.
  • Rear render of Wings a PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient, timber-frame passive house utilizes the very latest in renewable technology.
  • The lounge of Wings a PPS 7 family home in Horsmonden. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient, timber-frame passive house utilizes the very latest in renewable technology.

Wings  PPS 7

Completed in 2014 'Wings' is a replacement property 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.

The new PPS 7 house is proving to be highly efficient and sustainable as predicted.

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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 ventilation system
  • 200m Kensa ground source heat pump
  • Woodfire log burning stove
  • Immersun
  • 220v voltage optimisation
  • Joule 600 ltr thermal store
  • Rainwater harvesting system
  • Triple glazed
  • LED lighting throughout

Facts

  • Passive solar design
  • No yearly utility costs
  • FIT & RHI yield a small yearly profit
  • Super insulated (300mm thick) timber frame building
  • U-values of 0.12 W/M²K
  • Locally sourced materials
  • Airtight = 0.5 air changes/hour @50pa
  • 20 kwh/m² annum heat load
  • 60 kwh/m² annum primary energy consumption
  • EPC: A/A

A contemporary family home that we designed for a retired pilot in the heart of Kent.

Richard Hawkes - Director

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