Fox Barn

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Town Planners, Paul and Lisa Jackson gained consent for a new house designed by themselves, in November 2010. A key driver was that the design should be contextually appropriate to the village set within the Wessex Downs area of outstanding natural beauty, whilst significantly reducing their energy requirements.
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CO2 emissionsPrimary energy requirement
Energy target

Energy and fuel use

Fuel use by type
Primary energy requirement
CO2 emissions

Measured data from renewable generation is not yet available.

Fuel use

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Natural gas use- - -
Oil use- - -
LPG use- - -
Wood use- - -
Other Fuel - - -
Primary energy requirement - - -
Annual CO₂ emissions - - -
Annual space heat demand - - -

Renewable energy

Electricity generationForecastMeasured
Renewables Technology--
Other Renewables Tech--
Electricity consumed by generation --
Primary energy requirement
offset by renewable generation
Annual CO₂ emissions
offset by renewable generation

Calculation and targets

Whole house energy calculation method
Other whole house calculation method-
Energy target PassivHaus
Other energy targets-
Forecast heating load -


Pre-development air permeability test--
Final air permeability test--

Project description

Start date
Occupation date01 March 2013
Location Lower Chute, Andover Hampshire  England
Build typeNew build
Building sectorPrivate Residential
Property typeDetached
Construction typeOak frame
Other construction type
Party wall construction
Floor area 211
Floor area calculation method Treated Floor Area (PHPP)
Building certification  Passivhaus certified building Passivhaus certified building

Project Team

OrganisationJackson Planning
Project lead personJackson Planning
Landlord or ClientMr & Mrs Jackson
ArchitectJackson Planning (supported by Constructive Individuals)
Mechanical & electrical consultant
Energy consultantWilliams Energy Design
Structural engineer
Quantity surveyor
ConsultantPassivhaus timber frame design - Touchwood Homes

Design strategies

Planned occupancy
Space heating strategy
Water heating strategy
Fuel strategy
Renewable energy strategy
Passive Solar strategy
Space cooling strategy
Daylighting strategy
Ventilation strategyPaul MVHR (designed by Williams Energy).
Airtightness strategy
Strategy for minimising thermal bridges
Modelling strategy
Insulation strategyWarmcel
Other relevant retrofit strategies
Contextual information

Building services

Space heating
Hot water
Renewable energy generation system
Strategy for minimising thermal bridges

Building construction

Volume -
Thermal fabric area -
Roof description
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Walls description
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Party walls description
Party walls U-value -
Floor description
Floor U-value -
Glazed doors description
Glazed doors U-value - -
Opaque doors description
Opaque doors U-value - -
Windows description
Windows U-value - -
Windows energy transmittance (G-value) -
Windows light transmittance -
Rooflights description
Rooflights light transmittance -
Rooflights U-value -