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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.

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    Entered by

    Diamond Wood & Shaw Ltd


    Parties involved

    Mr & Mrs Wilson
    Roderick James Architects
    Carpenter Oak

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    Contract Value

    Not disclosed

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    Completion Date

    January 2015

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    Scheme Location

    The Belt
    South Kilworth
    Leicestershire
    LE17 6DX

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