ProCon Member Login

ProCon Member Accounts are temporarily unavailable whilst we complete some structural changes to the ProCon Leicestershire website. Please check back from 2nd September 2020.

ProCon Leicestershire Awards 2016

Project Detail

Hemploe View, South Kilworth

Small Residential Scheme of the Year Award 2016 Winner

Hemploe View is a unique, bespoke home with panoramic views towards the Hemploe Hills. It uses good quality, natural materials and incorporates a number of sustainable energy systems.

Replacing an existing house, the design created a building which relates more comfortably to the landscape and is appropriate to its setting in terms of mass and volume.

Hemploe View has a two storey bedroom wing containing the master bedroom suite at first floor level, with access to a south facing balcony, and an attached single storey wing with open plan kitchen, dining and living spaces. 

Project Overview

The south-facing glazing and a roof lantern provide passive solar gain and natural daylight to the interior, and the construction form provides high thermal and acoustic efficiency by the careful choice of materials. These include a hand crafted structural timber frame of Douglas Fir, and wide, single-skin, extruded, precision-engineered clay block walls.

The materials and structure meant low-carbon manufacturing with long term sustainability. The building has a projected life of more than 150 years with minimal maintenance.

The property’s renewable energy systems include the use of grey water harvesting, a ground source heat pump and solar evacuated tubes, together with a sustainable surface water drainage system.


    Entered by

    Diamond Wood & Shaw Ltd

    Parties involved

    Mr & Mrs Wilson
    Roderick James Architects
    Carpenter Oak


    Contract Value

    Not disclosed


    Completion Date

    January 2015


    Scheme Location

    The Belt
    South Kilworth
    LE17 6DX

    (view on Google Maps)

ProCon Leicestershire Limited logo

©2020 ProCon Leicestershire Limited. All rights reserved. The use of our website is subject to our Website Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy documentation.

ProCon Leicestershire Limited

47 Westview Avenue, Glen Parva, Leicester. LE2 9JU. Company number: 5420643