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You know when foundations are complicated when you have to produce 3D visuals for the guys on site to explain the levels changes….

LON Ground Beams 1 LON Ground Beams 2

New Farnham Passivhaus superstructure nears completion one week after starting on site

Last Friday saw the truck arrive from Ireland with the timber frame on the back for the new contemporary Passivhaus arrive in Farnham.

Seven days later the frame is up including all the external walls, the internal walls, the roof panels and the external breather membrane.

Blink and you missed it….






A new ‘mobile’ home for Farnham…

Farnham’s latest new contemporary home arrived in town this morning on the back of a lorry from Ireland.

The lorry has all the MBC Timberframe components to start construction on site immediately and works should be finished in the next couple of weeks. The house will be the first private certified Passivhaus in Waverley Borough Council.


WowHaus feature Farnham property

We are delighted that the new home we designed in Farnham has been picked up and features on WowHaus – a great website showcasing some of the best new contemporary homes around the world as well as classic Modern homes from the early 20th Century.



Two new contemporary homes in Hampshire completed

Lighthouse Developers have now completed and are marketing the two new contemporary homes we designed in Four Mark, Hampshire (currently being offered through Hamptons International in Alton).

More photographs of the finished project can be found here.


BWP Architects wins Prestigious UK Property Award

BWP Architects has been has been informed it is among the winners in the UK regional stage of the International Property Awards 2014-15 sponsored by Gaggenau and in association with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The practice might even have the chance to represent the UK in the latter stages of the Awards and compete for the coveted crown of World’s Best.


Although BWP Architects knows it is to be honoured in the UK regional competition, the champagne is on ice until a glittering gala and presentation dinner at the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London, on the evening of Friday, October 24th when the official announcements will be made and the successful entrants will learn exactly which awards they have secured.

And there could be more success to follow, as later this year the highest scoring winners from the UK Property Awards will compete against other winning companies from Asia Pacific, Africa, Canada, the USA, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Arabia and Europe to find the ultimate World’s Best in each category. These will be announced at the grand final gala presentation dinner dance at the Jumeirah Madinat in Dubai on Thursday, December 4th, 2014.

The award represents a significant achievement for BWP Architects as entrants are judged against a strict set of criteria and the company was up against a number of high-profile architects in the region. The Award Winners’ logo is recognised as a symbol of excellence throughout the industry.

The Awards judging panel consists of over 70 highly respected experts from all over the world and is chaired by three active members of the House of Lords: Lord Caithness, Lord Best and Lord Courtown.

Stuart Shield, President of the International Property Awards, spoke of his admiration for the award-winning architects, commenting, “The judges and I were overwhelmed by the high standard of architecture in the competition this year. Architects are often unsung heroes in the property industry and many people don’t appreciate the hard work that goes on in the background. Hopefully, our awards can redress the balance.”

Leigh Brooks, Director of BWP Architects, said: “We are thrilled to have been told of the award win. The project wouldn’t have been possible without our clients’ trust and determination to build a highly contemporary home. We’re excited and looking forward to the awards ceremony at the end of October.”

Planning Permission granted for Contemporary New Home in Farnham

Planning Permission was granted today by Waverley Borough Council for a new Contemporary Home in Farnham. Construction of this Passivhaus level home is due to start on site towards the end of summer this year. More details can be found on the Contemporary Homes project pages here.



Contemporary New Dwelling in Farnham, Surrey

Winner of an award in the UK regional stage of the International Property Awards 2014-15.

A naturally sloping site nestled between trees within Farnham’s Area of Special Environmental Quality is always a challenge, particularly when the client wishes to replace an existing house with a highly contemporary design.

For more photographs and floor plans please download the project brochure.

This 3,300sqft design was submitted to Waverley Borough Council in November 2012 and takes advantage of the central plateau of the site. Designed as a sculptural piece within sylvan landscape the proposed replacement dwelling is based on the concept of a ‘broken box’. The client’s aspirations were to take the now “traditional” white render box of contemporary designs and subvert it; pulling the rendered box apart to expose the timber core within. The design takes advantage of the wide frontage offered by the plot and the southerly aspect by placing the main day-to-day living spaces on the south façade, leaving more ancillary spaces to the north façade.

Using the Mantle Panel System SIPs building system which provides a U-value of 0.1 W/msqk and an air-permeability level of 1.0 allows for a highly energy efficient scheme which maximises standard glazing and open plan spaces with minimal need for columns and steel beams.

Photographs (c) Matt Chisnall

Contemporary new home in Farnham nears completion

Works are nearing completion on the contemporary new home in Farnham, Surrey by main contractors Econvery Ltd.


Planning Application submitted for first Private Passivhaus in Farnham


An application for Planning Permission for a Contemporary new home in Farnham was submitted to Waverley Borough Council earlier this month. Designed to Passivhaus standards this is likely to be the first private Passivhaus in Waverley. With no other certified private Passivhaus homes in Surrey this would also be one of the first within the whole of the south-east of England.

BRM Materials

BRM Planning Scheme Rear 1

Passivhaus Map May 2104