Paragraph 79 House in Sussex

A new, highly sustainable house build, built under paragraph 79(80) in Sussex featuring specialist glass design from IQ Glass.


IQ Glass and Morgan Carn Partnership complete a sustainable bespoke house in Sussex AONB, dubbed the ‘James Bond Villain’ house.

The large bespoke home is built on the site of an old quarry, and takes inspiration for the plot’s previous use for the design. Morgan Carn Partnership explain “The design has evolved from the shapes and the angles of the bricks and glass shards that were deposited on the site while the old quarry was being backfilled.”

Large glass elevations within the brick elevation were a key design feature. Of particular note is the large 4m tall projecting window on the first floor. IQ Design Manager Tony Fuller says “The projecting window had to be fully engineered using 3D technology. The line and wind loadings on the glass had to be considered along with the outward leaning angle so that we could design the correct glass specification and fixing.”

The overall build was built under Passive House principles to ensure the exterior envelope was highly insulating. Thermal bridging was a key design consideration and glazing was triple glazed for enhanced Uw values.