A new luxury in low energy living.
Hunters Hill is a unique luxury low energy country home in Farley Green near Albury, set in a spectacular two acre site within the beautiful Surrey Hills. Combining the very best of contemporary architecture, design and building technology, Hunters Hill is a striking six-bedroom detached house.
The property will benefit from an exceptional EPC A-rating for energy efficiency and CO2 emissions, highlighting LEATHWAITE’s commitment to providing outstanding low energy homes.
- Luxury specification including Poggenpohl kitchen and Philippe Stark bathrooms
- Bespoke atrium art installation by renowned 3D Artist Lisa Traxler
- Swimming Pool – heated from renewable energy sources
- Smart Home Automation
- ‘Fabric First’ Modern Method of Construction
- Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF) walls
- Passivhaus triple glazed windows and sliding doors
- Ground Source Heat Pumps
- Solar Photovoltaic electricity generation and heat recovery
- Tesla Powerwall Home Battery
- Be-Hive Smart Ventilation System
Double Award Winning
We are delighted to have won both the ‘Eco Living Award’ and ‘Best Boutique Development’ at the 2020 Evening Standard New Homes Awards.
More details will be released soon, but to register your early interest please contact:
6 Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UR
Tel: 01483 300300
The kitchen, utility and laundry rooms all feature high specification finishes from Poggenpohl with Miele appliances, while the bathrooms and shower rooms feature ME by Stark finishes by renowned designer Philippe Starck. The property also features a double garage and a lift to both floors; the latter, a practical and luxurious addition rarely found in new homes.
Beautiful location in the Surrey Hills
The location of Hunters Hill is sublime; the home incorporates two acres of land and provides enviable views across the rolling North Downs.
Set within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it is less than three miles from Shere, a pretty village with local amenities, and seven miles from the historic county town of Guildford and its varied selection of shopping opportunities, renowned restaurants and picturesque pubs.
The area has many excellent schools nearby to Hunters Hill including:
Cranleigh School – 12 minute drive away.
St Catherine’s in Bramley – 16 minutes.
Royal Grammar School, Guildford High – 20 minutes
Hurtwood House – 20 minutes.
Train stations nearby include Clandon, Guildford and Woking – which has trains direct to London Waterloo in 27 minutes.
Gatwick Airport is only a 40 minute drive away and Heathrow 45 minutes.
The M25 London Orbital motorway is accessed only 12 miles away and the A3 which provides access north towards London and south towards Portsmouth is even closer.
‘A’ Rated – Low Energy Construction – Renewable Energy Solutions
Hunters Hill showcases the very best of low energy building technology and will benefit from an exceptional EPC A-rating for energy efficiency and CO2 emissions, highlighting LEATHWAITE’s commitment to providing outstanding sustainable homes.
Watch the movie to understand how ‘Fabric First’ approach to construction and the innovative renewable technology enables the house to achieve this high standard and provide the best possible indoor living environment, ensuring high levels of comfort for occupants along with low running costs.
The property’s sustainability credentials begin with the building fabric. An insulated concrete foundation and exterior walls are coupled with Passivhaus windows and sliding doors, resulting in a high-quality, energy-efficient structure with thermal bridges eliminated and low levels of air leakage.
The calculated CO2 emissions for the home are 72% less than the target emission rate1 for new dwellings. Two 70-metre geo-thermal boreholes, connected to two Ground Source Heat Pumps, provide the heating and hot water requirements for the home. A mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system (MVHR) allows the house to breath and provides clean filtered air to the home and comfort cooling during summer months. 8kW of solar photovoltaic panels (PV) are installed to generate electricity, together with a Tesla Energy Powerwall battery to capture any excess power.
Be-Hive Intelligent Ventilation
Working alongside the solar panels and MVHR is an integration system called Be-Hive Ground, this firstly chooses the best way air should naturally enter the home, from under the PV Panels in winter or the cooler shaded north in summer, with the air leaving from the opposite side to where it entered. Typically only 20% of the energy produced by PV is electricity, over 60% of the energy they create is heat in the form of warm air beneath the panels, this heat is usually wasted. With Be-Hive installed the warm air is distributed throughout home by the MVHR system, this helps heat the home and reduce the overall heating demand. Be-Hive also has the effect of cooling the PV panels down which prolongs their life and helps them generate 10-15% more electricity. Overall 70-80% of the total energy generated by the PV is used compared to only 10% in most standard PV installations. The ground source heat pumps are also used to heat a swimming pool in the summer months. When used in conjunction with the Be-Hive and ventilation system, as the pool is heated it helps the background cooling for the house.
Loxone Smart Home
Heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting and more are controlled using a Loxone Smart Home Automation system, accessed from smart switches or a smart phone app. The system provides an unparalleled level of intelligently-automated comfort and convenience for the occupants.
Bespoke Staircase and 3D Architectural Art Commission
The central atrium to the house features a bespoke 3D Architectural Art installation, incorporating the central atrium wall and staircase itself. The piece has been commissioned with Lisa Traxler, renown visual artist and Lincoln Miles, RIBA award winning Architect and was created by the amazing people at Shape Studio.
The concept was been inspired by the Farley Heath Roman Temple that is sited less than a 1km away from Hunters Hill. The site was first excavated in 1848 and the outer and inner walls of the temple are still today marked out clearly in stone. The artwork is inspired by the new treasure, that is Hunters Hill, and reflects the new house structure in a way reminiscent of the ancient Roman structure and heritage maps.
A 3D sculpture created using Richlite, a solid paper composite material, forms the atrium wall, staircase and balustrade. The whole installation is a representation of a traditional map featuring the shapes and outlines of the new Hunters Hill structure, including the impressive spiral entrance.
Sustainable Cladding Materials
The building envelope is constructed using Insulating Concrete Formwork and clad using two durable and sustainable materials that complement each other, yet provide contrast to highlight the form of the building. Richlite is used for soffits and elevations with Rockpanel inset between the Richlite panels.
Richlite is an incredibly durable material made from paper, developed over 70 years ago. Richlite has evolved into a premium surface material used by aerospace, extreme sports, marine and the architecture and design community. Made from many layers of high quality decorative paper, Richlite’s surface texture comes from the natural variation in the way fibres lay within the paper. These rolls of paper are saturated with a thermosetting resin before they are cut to length and laid up by hand. The stacks are pressed under even heat and pressure, which bonds the layers of paper together and cures the resin. The panels are then slowly cooled to produce a solid, stable sheet material.
Nonporous, heat and water resistant, the paper composite material can withstand demands of the harsh outdoors. Selected for its natural appeal, durability, strength, sustainability and its unique look and feel, Richlite outperforms and outlasts conventional materials.
Richlite’s colour comes from a combination of the colour of the paper and the deep amber tone of the resin. No dyes are added to the material, and all of the paper is either post consumer waste recycled or sustainably harvested FSC® Certified paper (FSC® C007915).
Rockpanel is created from Stone wool. It’s made from a combination of basalt and recycled content from other industries – material that would otherwise end up as landfill. Basalt is a unique natural material: a solidified lava, which originates from volcanic eruptions. The planet provides us with enormous quantities every year. That means basalt is not only a natural material, but also non-depletable. This makes it a responsible choice, as we’re not exhausting the earth’s valuable resources.
The basalt and recycled content are heated to a temperature of 1,500°C, and then melted and whipped around by a spinning machine to create the stone wool which is then pressed into a high-density board. The base boards are then finished with a water-based decorative coating, and extra ProtectPlus coating.
The Rockpanel Wood finish has the properties of wood and stone combined to create a unique product with the authentic look of wood and the durability, robustness and fire resilience of stone.