BLACK TILE HOUSE
Black Tile is a home restoration with a contemporary flint extension set in the heart of the SDNP. The extension sympathetically and seamlessly connects to the listed building creating clean quoin free corners and taking flint over the semi-cantilevered wall section above the large glass window. The house gets its name from the black tiles on the front elevation, so it was imperative that this detail be carefully restored.
Submitted by: HAPA Architects. www.hapa-architects.co.uk
Architect: HAPA Architects.
Site Manager: Dave Nash, Brian & Huntley Builders. www.bhbltd.com
Contractors: Brian & Huntley Builders.
Craftsman: David Smith, Flintman Company. www.flintman.co.uk
Other: Steve Harkness (Structural Engineer), HTP Partnership. www.htpartnership.co.uk
A second floor flat in a Grade I listed Regency property was in a precarious structural state having been a school for 50 years from 1836, then split into flats. On the point of collapse by 1981, it was saved by Hove Council, Sussex Heritage Trust and English Heritage, but the building had slumped in the middle compromising level floors and features. The reorganisation of the tired interior required consent before the ensuing transformation into a contemporary apartment taking advantage of the heritage setting with an amazing view.
Submitted by: DK Architects Ltd. www.dkarchitects-uk.com
Architects: David Kemp, Clive Williams and Zara Gravett (Assistant Architect), DK Architects Ltd.
Site Manager/Main Contractor: Pat Plumstead Ltd, details on request.
Contractors: Peter Blackford Flooring Ltd. www.blackfordflooring.co.uk | Wingham & Gwynne Electrical Contractors Ltd, Brighton | KC Contracts (Plumber). www.kcteam.co.uk | Bryant Decorators Ltd. www.bryant-decorators-ltd.co.uk | Louis Craig (Tiler), Rocket Ceramics, Hove | Workhaus (Joinery). www.workhausfurniture.co.uk | Harvey Jones Kitchens. www.harveyjones.com
A late 17th-century house, with early 19th-century additions, largely still intact. However, in the late 1950’s the then owners made various alterations including a single storey service wing which resulted in an original window being turned into a doorway, reception rooms divided and the landing becoming a bathroom, leaving the centre of the house with no natural light. The brief was to undo these alterations and remodel the altered areas to restore the original character and function of the rooms.
Submitted by: Stephen Langer Architects. www.stephenlanger.co.uk
Architect: Austin Clegg, Stephen Langer Architects.
Site Managers: John Comber and Adrian Waters, Comber & Son. www.comberandson.co.uk
Contractors: Comber & Son.
Craftsmen: Sarah Goss (Wood Carver). www.sarahgoss.co.uk | Phoenix Building Products (Rubbed Brick Arches). www.phoenixbp.com | English Leadworks (Lead Hopper and Downpipes). www.englishleadworks.com
LANE END COTTAGE
A Grade II listed timber framed cottage, adapted and extended several times having once been two cottages that were combined to create one dwelling. A full refurbishment was needed to modernise the property including internal layout modifications to the living spaces to create a new open plan kitchen, breakfast, dining room and new bathrooms on the first floor. A new sunken patio was also created.
Submitted by: The Cowdray Estate. www.cowdray.co.uk
Architect: Ross Aylward, T2 Architects. www.t2architects.com
Site Manager/Surveyor/Contractors: Cowdray Estate Works Department.
Other: Chris Smith (Structural Engineer), Marbas. www.marbas.co.uk |
The Ecology Co-op. www.ecologyco-op.co.uk
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The site, originally occupied by a detached bungalow, is flanked by the South Downs National Park and a rare beach shingle habitat. The brief was for a four-bedroom family home journeying through a coastal landscape, with dunes, ridges and vegetated shingle all informing the design development. Spaces were arranged around a central, double-height space and incorporates internal planting, which seeks to connect interior spaces with the garden and beach beyond.
Submitted by: ABIR Architects Ltd. www.abir.co.uk
Architect: ABIR Architects Ltd.
Contractors: Roots Construction Ltd, details on request.
Other: IE Structural Engineers. www.ieengineering.co.uk | Nicholas Dexter Landscape Design. www.nicholasdexter.com | Delta Green Environmental Design. www.deltagreen.co.uk
The main house has taken inspiration from the Georgian period with accommodation arranged over four floors, consisting of five bedrooms. In addition to the main house there is a Coach House with an apartment above and black weather board stable barn. The owners met with a number of challenges regarding planning and objections,
which they were able to overcome to create a traditional building of a period style.
Submitted by: Nigel Buchmann, Owner.
Architect: Stephen Langer Architects. www.stephenlanger.co.uk
Site Managers: Nigel and Rebecca Buchmann.
Contractors: R & C Taylor (Brickwork), details on request | Lawrence Hammond (Roof Contractor), details on request | Kevin Wells (Steel Works), details on request | Lead it be (Lead Work). www.leaditbe.co.uk | Battle Bespoke Ltd, Sean Nichols and Rebecca Buchmann (Carpentry), details on request | SMG Tiling, details on request | Angus Dean (Garden Landscaping), details on request | Corkery Construction (Basement), details on request | Iso Energy (Renewable Energy). www.isoenergy.co.uk | Naked Floors. www.nakedfloors.com
Other: Nigel and Rebecca Buchmann (Design and Project Management).
WICK FARM BARN
Essential structural repairs were required to save this 17th-century oak framed barn which is listed and included in the Rape of Rye. The base stone and brick walls were collapsing and have been rebuilt with new foundations and oak base plates. The oak framed roof, main frame and walls, including the 18th-century “corn holes” within the barn space, have been completely overhauled and repaired and restored.
Submitted by: Jonathan Dunn Architects. www.jdarchitects.co.uk
Architect: Jonathan Dunn.