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New Year New View!

As regular visitors to our news pages will know, our View Point house was officially our first Paragraph 80 (formally Para 79) home to be located in The Greenbelt and achieve a jaw-dropping 125 “A” on its SAP / EPC (100 representing “Zero carbon”), These delightful pictures highlight View Point’s amazing interiors coupled with sympathetic…

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Chichester (Para 80) New Build is up for approval

Our Paragraph 80 project near Chichester has been put forward to the planning committee for recommended approval. It joins our SAP Centurions club with an EPC score of A – 101 which equals the highest ever score of any building to have been long or shortlisted for a House of the Year, RIBA National or…

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Designing railed microlouvres at our Para 80 Tunwold home

Take a look at these images showing our designs for a railed microlouvres at our Paragraph 80 Tunwold home. This proposal mitigates excessive solar gain from the higher angled summer sun, whilst allowing light and solar gain in winter. We are testing this product out on our office before applying it on a larger scale…

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Results are in from our Long Wave Infra Red heating

We’ve just completed our first new build using Long Wave Infra Red heating. We’re absolutely thrilled with it. It’s a real game changer. Easy to install Cheaper than any alternative CHS No maintenance Invisible Amazingly comfortable Contractor friendly The benefits go on and on. This has revolutionised how we will provide heat within our passive…

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Helping to ‘Make’ our Tree House

We are delighted to be working with Make Group Chartered Building Company developing a cost plan and programme for our Paragraph 55 New Build Tree House Project.

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Autumn Views of Lake House

We just wanted to share with you these beautiful Autumn views of our Para 79 Lake House project. The house itself is nearly finished and now the landscaping works have begun. We will be sure to have more pictures of this Paragraph 79 contemporary home soon so keep an eye our for them here.

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Shew Valley Update

We thought we’d share with you a couple of sketches of our Para 134 Shew Valley dwelling located in an Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB). Designed to be located within an existing loose knit settlement this new home would be visually separated by a tree belt that extended down an expansive hillside. On top of…

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Ashdown Forest Para 80 approved

Some great news! The Wealden District Council finally approved, with the signing of a s106 agreement, Hawkes Architecture’s 24th Paragraph 80 dwelling set in a 50 acre site within the High Weald AONB on the edge of the Ashdown Forest. 96% of the 50 acre site is located within the Ashdown Forest 400m exclusion zone….

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Talking Para 80 with Kevin McCloud at Grand Designs Live

We had a great time discussing all aspects of a typical Paragraph 80 journey and want to thank everyone who listened. A special thanks also to my esteemed panelists Daniel Gender-Sherry of Axiom planning, Jonathan Braddick from The Design Review Panel, Mike Davies and of course Kevin Mccloud for sharing your pearls of wisdom. We…

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Join us at Grand Designs Live

⁠Get your tickets for the opening day of Grand Designs Live at NEC Birmingham on Wednesday 6th October where Richard Hawkes RIBA will be chairing a panel to discuss Paragraph 80.⁠ On the panel will be Daniel Gender Sherry of Axiom planning, Jonathan Braddick from The Design Review Panel, Mike Davies of Davies Landscape Architects…

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Para 80 Magnificent Model of Lilley Brook

Take a look at our latest model from TPA model makers catching the sun. This is for a Paragraph 80 house in the Cotswolds. For comparison we also have a development diagram we’re working on, showing how the landscape and architecture respond to and elevate one another. The proposals are still under development and have…

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More Amazing Views

Arriving at our View Point Paragraph 55 house at sunset. The low western sunlight shines through the gap in built forms, illuminating the north elevation and sheltered arrival space. The east elevation shows the gable and pines and continues to impress with its magnificent surroundings. View Point was the first Para 80 house in the…

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