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Construction Progressing Well At Lake House

Construction work at Lake House is progressing well despite the incessant rain. It was lovely to visit the site with David Norman and Michael Zulueta albeit socially distanced to chat with the construction team about the schedule of work throughout February. We are expecting the windows to arrive very shortly, which is earlier than ideal and an unfortunate…

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Our 22nd Para 79 Approval

We’re delighted to announce that Tewkesbury Borough Council today approved our 22nd Paragraph 79 exceptional dwelling. This one is nestled within a discreet valley in the Cotswolds, AONB (our 8th Para 79 consent within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Delighted for the clients and special thanks to Paul Fong & Mike Davies from Ridge…

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Another Fishing Lake!

Site appraisal at another tranquil fishing lake! This one formed from aggregate extracted to build the M1. Lots of interesting ingredients to play with here, I look forward to getting to know this place a little better.

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Mossie Sunset Renders

We are are currently working on the sunset renders for Mossie, our exciting, new Paragraph 79 project in Cambridgeshire. On the right you can seen the foldable louvre system, which allows occupants to customise their solar shading in the summer and ‘batten down the hatches,’ during winter.

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Cliff Top House Under Construction

Took the family & dog out for a walk to Kingsdown in Kent to see how our Cliff Top House (Para 55) self build house is getting on. Chuffed with how well it sits in its setting. Can’t wait to see the project finished.

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Skylight Oculus

Part of the detailing used at the entrance to our recently renovated Bellropes project. We’d been giving a gem of a 1960’s house to makeover and this skylight oculus is just one of many exciting alterations we made to complete the transformation.

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Constructive Design Review

Thanks to the wonders of Zoom, we were able to have a really constructive and enabling design review with design:midlands yesterday,  just a day after being plunged into Tier 4 Covid restrictions. So many rich & exciting ideas to discus about Stone Woods, our latest (Para 79) project. Looking forward to continuing to push boundaries…

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Handmade Kent Peg Tiles

Elevation detailing from our Echo Barn (Para 55) project in Biddenden, Kent. The roof tiles are handmade Kent peg tiles in the tile & a half format. The walls are clad with handmade mathematical tiles and the property has been finished with a bride soleil veil made from English Sweet Chestnut.

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Sweet Chestnut Cladding

The bedroom wing at our Headlands (Para 55) project in the Cotswolds, AONB. Finished in English sweet Chestnut and Farmington stone, the property also features triple glazed Internorm windows.

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Aluminium Cladding Detail

Bespoke aluminium cladding with mitred fluted ridge, used on the garage at our Viewpoint (Para 55) project in Lingfield. Part of the greenbelt, AONB, this property has been finished in materials associated with simple large format agricultural buildings that frequent the wider landscape.

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Coach House Appeal Allowed

Today the Planning Inspectorate allowed our appeal to the refusal by The South Downs National Park Authority for a replacement dwelling set within the West Ashling Conservation Area and the SDNP. The house has a distinct split personality; cleverly engaging with the Conservation Area to preserve its discreet role in the hierarchy of buildings in the street scene. The…

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Water Lane Planning Approval

Absolutely delighted to announce HAWKES Architecture’s 21st Paragraph 79 consent today. Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s committee unanimously supported the officers recommendation to approve our exceptional scheme, in the High Weald AONB just outside Hawkhurst. This has been 5 years in the making and we’re delighted that it’s the first isolated Para 79 scheme that Tunbridge…

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