Quayside Passive House

Quayside is a replacement dwelling in the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths AONB. The design uses contemporary materials, mixing brick, timber and zinc cladding to enhance the estuary setting, while a first floor balcony capitalises on the eastern, estuary aspect for morning sun without the home overheating. A south terrace offers a great area for entertaining.
Passivhaus standard property overlooking the River Deben in Suffolk.
Made In The UK
Waldringfield, Suffolk
In progress
PV Panels (Solar)
Delivery Method
Stick Build
< 0.11 W/m2k
Sound Proofing

Quayside Passive House, located on the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a contemporary 2-bedroom replacement dwelling.

Designed to Passivhaus standard, Quayside will deliver optimal energy performance and a harmonious integration with its unique riverfront setting.

This is Quayside, where we demonstrate that a contemporary replacement dwelling designed to Passivhaus standards in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB harmonises with its setting. The use of brick, timber and zinc complement the riverfront location, whilst illustrating how the scale works effectively alongside the other existing buildings.
Tom Locke & Tim Carter
Habitat+ Architects

Quayside Passive House has been meticulously designed by Habitat+ Architects to seamlessly blend with its surroundings. The use of brick, timber, and zinc not only complements the riverfront location, but also enhances the visual appeal of the dwelling. The careful selection of materials and the thoughtfully crafted design illustrate how Quayside’s scale effectively harmonises with the existing buildings in the vicinity, creating a cohesive and visually appealing community.

At the heart of Quayside’s construction is Beattie Passive’s Passivhaus Certified Build System, which is instrumental in achieving the gold standard for energy efficient design. The timber frame, coupled with continuous insulation, not only ensures a robust and durable structure, but also results in a low embodied carbon footprint. This commitment to sustainability aligns with Beattie Passive’s vision of providing low operation energy solutions for modern living.

Quayside Passivhaus Self Build
Credit – Habitat+ Architects

Quayside’s construction emphasises a low embodied carbon approach, reflecting our dedication to minimising environmental impact. The timber frame and continuous insulation work in tandem to create an energy efficient envelope. This contributes to a comfortable and sustainable living space. By adopting Passivhaus principles, Quayside promises reduced energy consumption and a minimal ecological footprint. It will set new standards for responsible and eco-friendly construction.

Situated on the picturesque River Deben, Quayside will offer its residents superb views and a unique connection with nature. The thoughtful placement of windows and open spaces maximises natural light. It creates a bright and inviting interior that complements the serene beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Quayside is a shining example of Beattie Passive’s commitment to the Passivhaus standard – the gold standard for energy efficient buildings. By embracing Passivhaus principles, Quayside not only ensures the highest level of energy performance but also prioritises the creation of comfortable, healthy and sustainable living spaces.

Quayside is more than just a dwelling. It is a testament to Beattie Passive’s dedication to excellence in sustainable construction. This project showcases the potential of Passivhaus design principles to redefine modern living by seamlessly blending energy efficiency, aesthetic appeal and environmental responsibility.

The dwelling is currently being brought to life using Beattie Passive’s certified Passivhaus System, and their timber frame with continuous insulation allows a low embodied carbon, low operation energy approach to living.
Tom Locke
Habitat+ Architects
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