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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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Our 20th Para 79 Planning Consent

On the 22nd October 2020 Daventry District Council delegated the approval of Bergbyr (Paragraph 79) an exceptional new dwelling on the edge of a settlement adjacent to a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The scheme explores the elements & characteristics of a traditional motte & bailey, inverting the role of public & private, positive & negative spaces…

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Lake House (Para 79) Foundations

Covid may have delayed the start of works on site but we’re delighted to be underway. Thanks to the efforts of Engineers HRW we’ve adopted a linear strip foundation beneath a suspended raft slab on highly plastic clay. This solution minimises the volume of concrete to reduce embodied energy. A high cement replacement spec. is…

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Exciting New Projects

The team at Hawkes Architecture have worked tremendously hard since Covid-19 disrupted every aspect of our lives. We’ve just refreshed the website content to reveal some of the exceptional Para 79 projects we’ve been working on these past few months. Last month we celebrated our 19th Para 79 consent with Scots Pines in rural Derbyshire….

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Lake House Starts On Site

Having taken some advantage of the dry weather since the hiatus created by the Covid-19 lockdown and getting the oversite excavation works well underway today was a lovely day to cycle over to site for a socially distanced pre-start meeting with Trevor & Andy from Harry Barnes Homes and the clients in the lovely sunshine…

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Scots Pines Granted Planning Consent

Yesterday Derbyshire Dales D.C. granted planning consent for Hawkes Architecture’s 19th Paragraph 79 exceptional new dwelling set within a compact network of grazing pastures near Ashbourne, Derbyshire. At a modest 239m2 (G.I.A.) this is the smallest Para79 house we’ve had approved to date and will provide an exceptional quality home for a local family who’ve…

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Another Site In The AONB!

Have just returned from another interesting Paragraph 79 site appraisal in the High Weald AONB. There are many interesting ingredients at play here and it would undoubtedly make an exceptional setting for an outstanding Para 79 dwelling, but there’s lots more weighing up to do yet!

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Thanks Tesla!

Thank you Tesla for the very useful app! Since installation its been great to monitor the energy that Crossway’s new Tesla Powerwall 2 stores. However, whilst browsing the app it made us spot something not quite right with one of the PV systems. Note that on a perfectly sunny and clear June day, we generated…

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A Magical Para 79 Site

Just returned from Northumberland where we visited a magical Paragraph 79 site! A rare beauty with tons of potential and a setting to die for. Lots to consider here, we may need to think about setting up a solar kiln & saw mill for this project. First & foremost the appraisal research!

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