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Norfolk Passivhaus for sale

The prospect to purchase a Passivhaus home in the UK is still a rarity, so we are happy to share this opportunity. A pair of semi-detached homes in a picturesque Norfolk Broads village are being built for market sale and aiming for Passivhaus certification. These houses are looking for owners! 

Hickling Passivhaus sketch

Designed by PHT members Anne Thorne Architects & Passivhaus Homes, the high-performance new build utilises the PH15 timber frame kit and will offer the gold standard of building comfort combined with low fuel bills and maintenance costs.


The site already had planning consent obtained by another developer, which was not sensitive or attractive to the local context. My partner and I bought the site in the hope we could design something better for the village, better for inhabitants and better for the environment. Our design is a traditional asymmetrical end gable building, of rendered walls & pantiled roofs, L- shaped, enclosing small south facing courtyards and gardens.

Fran Bradshaw, Anne Thorne Architects 


Hickling Passivhaus site plan ©Anne Thorne Architects

The timber framers are currently at work on site. Purchasers may buy the shell scheme and oversee the finishing stage. Customisation allows buyers to put their own stamp on the project and make the home their own, with as much or as little help from Anne Thorne Architects as they desire.

Hickling Passivhaus floor plans

Northeast of Norwich, the 3-bed houses are 10 minutes' walk from Hickling Broad, with seaside and sandy beach 3 miles away. This is the first certified Passivhaus for contractors of the scheme - Sam Layte & Stuart MacCallum and friends. 


Key Stats

  • Start date: July 2019
  • Shell scheme completion due: December 2019
  • TFA: 108m2 (each home)
  • Predicted heating demand: 14.7kWh(m2a) 
  • Predicted heating load: 9.7w/m2
Hickling map


If you know of anybody looking for a new Passivhaus home in Norfolk, please get in contact with

An early open day will take place in October  for prospective buyers to find out more about the scheme. 


Further Information

Hickling Passivhaus

28th August 2019

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