A new luxury in low energy living.
Hunters Hill is a 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 five-bedroom detached house which will deliver an exceptional EPC A-rating and is due for completion in 2019.
The location of Hunters Hill is sublime; situated within two acres of rural idyll in Farley Green near Albury, Surrey, with enviable views across the North Downs.
More details will be released soon, but to register your early interest in this inspiring one-off home please contact:
6 Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UR
Tel: 01483 300300
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.
Many excellent schools are nearby to Hunters Hill, including Cranleigh School – just a 12 minute drive away. Train stations nearby include Clandon, Guildford and Woking – which has trains direct to London Waterloo in 27 minutes.
‘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. The movie below explains the ‘Fabric First’ approach to construction and the innovative renewable technology which 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, which combined with the very latest in renewable energy technologies provide the best possible indoor living environment and ensure high levels of comfort. 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) will be installed to generate electricity, together with a Tesla Energy Powerwall battery to capture any excess power.
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 cool 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 PV and Be-Hive the pool is effectively heated for free and helps cool the house.
Smart Home Automation
Heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting and security 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 for the occupants.
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.