The site and buildings, now consolidated as Parmoor Barn, were once Saint Katherine’s Convent Estate. The Estate was originally owned by the Knights Templar and the main house is now a Listed Building. Planning permission and Listed Building Consent were granted for the separation of the old engine house and the cart lodge for residential conversion, and the creation of the Parmoor Barn house.
The brief for the main barn conversion was to create a net-zero ready design, in accordance with Passive House standards. These standards aim to provide a high level of occupant comfort whilst using very little energy for heating and cooling.
Passivhaus adopts a whole-building approach with clear, measured targets, focused on high-quality construction, certified through an exacting quality assurance process.
Certification of Parmoor Barn was achieved and confirmed by the Passive House Institute in 2016.
The building was awarded a Chiltern Building Design Award 2017
Owner and Contractor: Skillbond Ltd