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Pear Tree Lane Bexhill

Rear 2 storey extension with oriel window to traditional urban dwelling  in Bexhill. The property lacked definition at the rear and the extension was designed to take advantage of the views down the long garden from the new bedroom suite. Approved March 2016.…

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Barnfield Gardens Ditchling East Sussex

Barnfield Gardens is very unusual for Ditchling (or anywhere in the SDNP for that matter) as it forms a modern example of  domestic urban estate architecture usually seen on urban fringes. This is a 1930s estate of  Estate of 6 mock Tudor dwellings all with timber appliqué grouped  around a small village green on the edge of the downland countryside (SDNP).…

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Broyle Mill Farm The Broyle Ringmer Lewes

Conversion of a late 18th Century Farmstead in 21 acres to include a total of 8 residential units. The farmstead included a Corn Windmill in the croft to the rear of the farm until about 1890 when it burnt down and disappeared from OS Map records. …

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Trosley Lodge The Street Firle

Trosley Lodge was formerly the Firle Estate Manager’s House sited on the edge of Firle Conservation Area with  fine views across open farmland towards the South Downs. Clients were keen to radically improve the present building design with a more sustainable solution utilising modern ecological technology  and materails performance.…

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Founthill Farm Newick

Founthill Farm is an early 16th Century Grade II* timber framed farmhouse part of a small farmstead on the outskirts of Newick. The principal  early 16th Century timber framed range has exposed original close studwork with lime plaster infill.  The problem was trying to appropriately extend this fine traditional building to provide an exciting  and more generous new kitchen and dining wing as the existing plan is very compromised by modern spatial standards.  …

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New Greenfields Newick

A contemporary glass single storey wing attached to a substantial Grade II listed Victorian house. The existing house was originally a bold red brick and tile hung extension attached to a stucco Georgian two window house and the  house was  split into two dwellings in the 1960s. …

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Common Lane Ditchling

The proposed works to this 19th Century Cottage are in two elements:

1) Attic conversion for a new master bedroom with ensuite bathroom  and   glazed cheek Oak dormer with clerestory lighting

2) At ground floor replacing the existing UPVC Conservatory with a new Oak framed Atrium Extension set on a masonry plinth  with all the ground floor external walls removed to allow best open spatial configuration of the new kitchen & dining/sitting area.…

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Larks Hey Seaview Road Uplyme nr Lyme Regis

Larks Hey is a classic 1965 bungalow set in a quiet rural location high above Lyme Regis on the fringes of Uplyme on the border between Devon & Dorset. We have obtained detailed Planning Permission for the project from East Devon District Council.…

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Pound Orchard East Meon Hampshire

A new 4 bedroom  prefabricated timber framed dwelling designed  as two parallel timber framed  and clad ranges  in a very picturesque Hampshire Conservation Area setting.  A replacement dwelling for a tired flat roofed 1960s building  but requiring 19 neighbour consultations, close to a flood plain with streams along two boundaries on piled foundations with a Southern Water Sewer running diagonally under the property.…

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Highwell Offham

 

A Grade II Listed late medieval Timber Framed house with evidence of a rear aisle and sooted rafters, original build of 1400 with later additions and it was still thatched in the 1960s.  Dr Annabelle Hughes inspected and reported on this building in 1999.…

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Bankside Farm Ditchling Common

This small Farmhouse, Listed Grade II, is part of a farmstead on Ditchling Common and comprises a principal range with a service wing attached to the rear. Unusually it  has a rounded beach stone facade partly concealed at first floor by tile hanging.  …

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Harmer Hill House Newick

A fine Georgian house in Newick with later alterations and service wing.  The owners were unsure how to extend the building so NDA were invited to design a two storey rear extension to replace the existing narrow service wing.  Several solutions were proposed.…

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The Rainbow Inn Cooksbridge Lewes

The Rainbow Inn (Listed Grade II) is an 18th Century Coaching Inn which sits at an old road crossing point at Cooksbridge, just north of Lewes, forming part of a small farmstead which used to refresh the needs of passing travellers on horseback or with horse drawn vehicles. …

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Contemporary tromp l’oeil Oak Staircase design

NDA designed a decorative contemporary OAK staircase  to access a large mezzanine forming part of Grade II  Listed 5- bay Barn Conversion near Liphook. The clients wanted something really dramatic as a free standing feature in the main hall. The staircase design draws on medieval, historic and contemporary furniture (eg Biedermeier) design using stage techniques such as tromp l’oeil but ultimately intended as a finely crafted and robust piece of  bespoke furniture worthy of its prominent setting within this dramatic barn.…

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Pells Pool Lewes Invited Design Competition

NDA were invited to prepare some design options for the existing  Pells Pool buildings. We carefully considered retaining and extending the existing buildings but concluded  a replacement building would become a beacon to energise the community use of this unique facility.…

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The Services we offer

Following a free initial consultation our service is tailored to suit each clients requirements and can be simply a consultation or partial services or we can co-ordinate a scheme from preliminary sketches, house floor plans, through to project completion. As Architects we offer a full range of professional services from preliminary design, feasibility studies & detailed site appraisal reports through to the formal planning application process, building regulations and other statutory approvals on to contract administration and administration of completion of the build project.…

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Other Services

Party Wall Surveyor

If your building is in close proximity to a neighbouring property boundary you will probably be required to issue notices and agree a Party Wall Award under the Party Wall Act 1996. We can advise you on the appointment of a Party Wall Surveyor.…

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The Old Rectory House & Coach House Rodmell

Set within the curtilage of the main Grade II* Listed house,  the Coach House has good fenestration  and in need of total restoration. We have designed new plans for ground and first floors, incorporating a glass bridge between the first floor accommodation with additional dormers and windows as required.…

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45 West Parade Worthing

Refurbishment & top floor extension to an interesting Modernist or International Style house right on the beach front at West Worthing. Built 1934 this house was in very poor condition with a poorly organised plan but had spaces termed “telephone” and “observation” room with the fenestration simply a reflection of the latest architectural fashion of the 1930s with a tank & observation room as a plain rendered “tower” simply finished with a wet run cornice.…

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The Grain Loft, Western Road Lewes

New contemporary low energy 4 bedroom dwelling built within a terrace of 18th Century cottages in Lewes Conservation Area over 4 floors. Involved the demolition of the existing building except for party wall structures  & return front elevation, the excavation and extension of the cellar storey with construction of new 225mm reinforced concrete walls and slab to support a new 3 storey steel frame within the shell of  this late 18th Century grain store.…

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Pollingford Manor, Surrey

A Grade II listed timber-framed manor house (c.1450) we added a large oak framed garden room to the service wing and revised the entrance hall sequence, as the main entrance was no longer used. The new porch was carefully detailed in oak and built by joiners to reflect the existing joinery quality within the building.…

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The Old Rectory House & Coach House Barcombe

Fine Regency substantial residential property in 75 acres. Three phases of work approved by Lewes DC to the main building: Phase 1 & 2: Obtain consents for alterations to historic core of main house with new underfloor heating to the entrance hall and various internal and external alterations with the recasting of two service wings incorporating staff, kitchen, storage accommodation and  rear yard reorganised to form a grand formal vista through the house linking the main stair hall through the open kitchen and dining area and punching through the rear service wing to complete the vista through to the garden and swimming pool beyond.…

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Waterloo Gardens Lewes

Grade II Listed  townhouse  one of a freestanding terrace near the riverside of  Lewes. Grounds floor glazed extension with attic conversion to study bedroom. A very tight scheme on a very old filled former river-side site, attic construction typically tight dimensionally and lightly structured!…

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Q Railings EVO aluminium balustrade steel mounting plate detail

A new timber framed house required a series of  minimalist glass balcony balustrades usuing Q railings EVO aluminium balustrade supports set flush to the IPE balcony deck boarding. This generated an eccentric load so we designed a steel mounting plate system to be concealed within the timber wall cladding strapped back  into the framing structure.…

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Reconstituted stone curved external staircase

NDA was asked to design a grand external staircase down to the sunken garden for this 1934 house. We approached Orchardstone who supply and fabricate bespoke reconstituted stonework and emailed them full drawings and details, the stone was delivered for the contractor to construct.…

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Chapel Lands North Chailey

An Early Victorian Chapel finished with Roman Cement converted to a dwelling in the 1940s with later unsightly additions. Little evidence of  original “chapel” configuration except for  nice curved oak truss bottom chords concealed within the attic void.  The brief was to design an extension and alterations to provide generous kitchen, utility and living accommodation with additional bedrooms at first floor.…

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1930s Bakelite Bell push mounted on SS back plate

Clients wanted a traditional bell push for their 1930s house. NDA explored all the available options and having found an original bakelite bell push in good condition (from ebay) we designed a backplate. This was fabricated in polished A316 stainless steel as the site is very exposed being some 200m from the sea

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Henning Koppel Weather Station backing plate

The backing plates are designed to mount a classic range of 4 round modernist and minimalist  weather stations designed by Henning Koppel in satin finish stainless steel and comprise a quartz Clock, Barometer, Thermometer and a Hygrometer. The backing plates are a composite of three layers constructed from a face plate of  mirror polished A316 Stainless Steel with twizzle carbon fibre sheet bonded onto a A 316 backing plate. …

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Bespoke white high gloss lacquered book shelving library units

As part of a 1930s house refurbishment NDA were asked to design a substantial set of high gloss lacquered shelving for clients extensive book library and objectd’art. We prepared detailed drawings for the fabrication o including a concealed motorised blind for the rear garden doors.…

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Ardingly College

Conversion & refurbishment of substantial upper storey to one wing of an H plan Grade II listed school building. Previously dormitory and service accommmodation, converted to high tech classrooms with full audio, visual and computer installation. Extensive remedial works required, contractor Comber & Sons.…

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Whitehaven Harbour Competition

2011 International Competition entry to develop the harbour frontage of this fine Georgian Town. Whitehaven is a fine Georgian town with a strong urban grain set by the old harbour. The design was intended in part to reference lighthouse and Martello Tower fortifications and by raising the tower allowed a better public spatial relationship to achieve the given brief.…

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Wine Store Staircase

NDA designed this storage system as a simple staircase and wine rack system to fit within a thin storage area  to suit a client requirement for a wine store.

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IPE timber clad drive entrance gate with concealed cladding fixings

Originally designed to slide  away behind the front wall and hedge, the gate was modified to act as a manual swing gate which could be later adapted for automatic use.  The gate has a galvanised steel frame and timber sub frame clad to all surfaces with 140×20 IPE (Ironwood) boarding fitted with concealed fixings.…

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Marine Chart Holder

The chart holder is designed in a landscape or portrait configuration to accommodate marine weather charts in a mirror polished A316  stainless steel frame with carbon fibre insert panels. All to match the dashboard detail of a 2000 Windy   40 Bora sportscruiser.…

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Family Bathroom Cantilevered Vanity Unit

As part of  a 1930s house refurbishment  we were asked to design a new vanity unit. To give the room some gravitas we  fully cantilevered the vanity unit to carry a Corian worktop with double sink  fabricated with drawers constructed beautifully by Dot Interiors in polished white lacquer.…

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Abberton House Hassocks

Grade II Listed House and Coach House.  We obtained all statutory approvals and costings to substantially alter the main house  integrating a courtyard to provide a toplit kitchen, new staircase, attic conversion and various internal alterations. We also obtained all consents for the coach house conversion, extension  and the formation of a new substantial swimming pool set within the grounds.…

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Hammerpond House Horsham

Built in 1930  the new owners of this substantial house asked us to provide a home design plan service for the conversion of the building to suit their needs. An existing set was prepared with various designs  some more detailed with elevations for bathroom layouts.…

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Stricklands Granary Railway Lane Lewes

We were instructed to prepare a Retrospective Listed Building application for the insertion of shot blasted glass partitions  into this fine converted  Listed Grade II granary. Some screen elements were modified to improve the layout and LB consent for the alterations was duly granted.…

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Laser cut perspex shelf design

A simple shelf but to accurately  fit into an existing curved pearwood drinks cupboard on a luxury sportscruiser just to take european  glasses and a cruette drawn in ArchiCAD and emailed to a cutting factory.

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The Farmhouse, Pangdean Farm, Brighton

A fine Grade II Listed Georgian farmhouse arranged as a farmstead with a large barn used for functions. The clients wanted us to help provide contemporary solutions to the internal accommodation, in particular alterations to the attic, ground and first floors. …

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Salt & Pepper cruet for marine use

NDA designed this solution on CAD for salt & pepper to avoid problems with seasoning while at anchor. The solid A316 stainless steel plinth insets within the cockpit table and is felt lined to sit on the polished saloon table while down below.…

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The Old Rectory Folkington East Sussex

The brief was to form a new side entrance to this Grade II listed building with utility and storage. To avoid conflict with the fine front elevation we disguised the scheme between two garden walls. The front wall was swept down to articulate the facade.…

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Oreham Cottage Oreham

We obtained Planning & Listed Building Consent to convert & restore this fine 17th Century timber framed cottage  and replace an extensive attached 1970s extension with a new timber clad parallel range with glass linked extension joining the two scheme elements.…

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Carfax Horsham

This was a fast track conversion of an irregular  3 storey office terraced building site set centrally within the Carfax Conservation Area in Horsham.  NDA were commissioned to quickly agree the plans to agree Building Regulstions compliance with the Horsham DC Building Inspector.…

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Bothers End Wisborough Green

New dwelling project on woodland site just down the road from another house (known as Bosworths) we designed for a developer client . This design allowed for the retention of the original 18th Century timber framed cottage as ancillary residential accommodation and was intended to be a courtyard design allowing for coherent future expansion….…

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Barristers mediation rooms and chambers extension, Surrey

NDA were commissioned by  a London Barrister with Chambers in Surrey to design an extension with basement storey to enable new mediation rooms with associated parking. The extension to chambers provided additional library storage and a link through to the two adjoining buildings.  …

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2 new dwellings School Road Godshill Isle of Wight

A project for 2 detached 5 bedroom houses in two plan options on a difficult plot with steeply sloping ground in the Conservation Area of School Road Godshill. The plan rotation was centred on the All Saints Church Tower which sits above the site.…

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Southover High Street Lewes

New timber framed garage/office/garden building in tight urban site at rear of Listed Building in Southover Street Lewes. The new building allows for the sloping site and sits alongside two 18th Century flint boundary walls heading up a narrow drive running up to the rear of the property from the road running below.…

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Self Build offices by Lampards Ltd, Horsham

The clients were antique restorers by trade and wanted to self-build a new but traditional masonry office building on a tight infill site in Horsham Town Centre with difficult rear access. We negotiated all statutory permissions and assisted the client with details and advice as the work proceeded.…

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Maltmans North Cuckfield

A Grade II listed late 17th Century house set in the High Street of Cuckfield, we obtained detailed Listed and Planning Consent for a new kitchen resited within an existing service wing which was refurbished and we also obtained consent for a new closet wing extension.…

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Great Gillmans Billingshurst

A fine Grade II Listed country house dated from C1450 with a nicely sooted crownpost roof. We acted for three owners of this building involving preparing  a site development plan, extension, new garaging centred around a fine old Oak tree and internal alterations to the main house, removing interfering timber posts where appropriate.…

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Tom’s Clinic, Office & Garage Ockenden Lane Cuckfield

Tom was a successful sports physiotherapist in Cuckfield and asked us to convert a period outbuilding and design  a new garage in a corner of the plot with limited vehicular access from a narrow lane. The garage design was quite tricky to achieve but was very successful and provided a good discrete solution to the project.…

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Warninglid County Primary School Early Years Extension

The governors of this delightful village Primary school asked us to extend the building to provide a new classroom for pre-school children. We all concluded after some investigation that the extension should be seamless continuation of the main Victorian range utilising underfloor heating, which was a great success.…

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Admiral Manor, Western Green, Thames Ditton

NDA obtained Conservation Area Consent here for a discrete single storey red brick  side extension to a picturesque Georgian cottage sited very prominently on Western Green near Hampton Court. There was naturally a great deal of local interest in the project and it required a high standard of drawn presentation work and 3D imagery to clarify the work for all concerned.…

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Newbuildings Place, Horsham

Conversion of Grade II* listed Barn & Foldyard to Business Units within the curtilage of Grade II* Listed Building. The County Architect wrote in his consultation report that “this was a conversion of high architectural quality”, this was subsequently endorsed by this award and also as a reflection of the unique group effort to complete this scheme.…

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Bosworth House Wivelsfield Green East Sussex

A substantial replacement dwelling scheme gross 4425sqft on a stunning 7.5 acre site in Wivelsfield Green, half of which is ancient woodland. The original building was poorly located and the new dwelling provides substantial 5/6-bedroom accommodation. The traditional elevations were a client requirement.…

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Moat House, Horsham

We acted for two separate owners on this property, a moated site with extensive equitation accommodation. The first owner we converted an existing barn to grooms accommodation and built a new stable yard with masonry looseboxes. The second owner we extended the main house at two storeys with the new principal rooms overlooking a lake created by extending the moat.…

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Field Barn Newbuildings Place Horsham

This Field Barn forms the last phase of the conversion of the redundant farmstead buildings on this estate. The approved use is for residential letting purposes and a sensitive conversion was required due to its open landscape setting. The access is via a woodland track.…

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Rowfant Mill Crawley

A two-storey range of ancillary outbuildings built against the old pond bay & part of the old mill at Rowfant with stunning lake views. The developer owner was struggling to find a way to achieve a viable conversion and asked NDA to assess the scheme.…

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Brook Farm Brook Street Cuckfield

Grade II Listed Barn unusually converted to a house in the 1940s. NDA designed a new attic conversion with some rear facing dormers, new staircase,  first floor alterations, new kitchen and various other alterations within the building. The works were completed.…

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Amberley Castle Hotel, Amberley

This project involved the conversion and linking of two barns sitting alongside the curtain wall of Amberley Castle into 5 hotel suites each with large jacuzzi baths. The barns were in poor condition prior to conversion. In association with John Lytton & Co.…

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The Grange Crawley Down

A fine substantial brick mid 18th   Century country house Listed Grade II with 3rd gear drive.  We demolished an existing faceted attached conservatory  and designed a replacement Orangery wing as offices with a new service access stair to serve the basement below and mezzanine above.…

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Gatwick Worth Hotel Turner Hill Road Crawley

The developer clients instructed NDA to design & detail a 72-bedroom extension to the existing hotel accommodation. The package included negotiation of the planning, building & highway approvals in record time as they chose to start on the foundations as soon as the planning application was lodged.…

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Slievemoyne, Haywards Heath

A 1930s house by Oliver Hill built on the edge of an old quarry so a dramatic setting and drive access. The owners instructed NDA to restore and provide contemporary extensions to both sides and a new wing linking to a large double garage with gymnasium.…

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Malling Priory, Lindfield

A fine Grade II* Georgian town house, the main entrance of which was hardly used such that visitors sneaked in via a side door. NDA were recommended to assist the new owners and we recast the side a as an entrance wing with new service facilities plus various internal alterations.…

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2 Durrants Chailey Green

A delightful old 19th Century Abattoir in the grounds of a Grade II Listed House once owned by the village Butcher. The Abattoir was heading towards collapse which the old timber machinery at roof level no doubt contributed to and required extensive discrete strengthening to ensure its integrity and now forms an attractive 2 bedroom cottage.…

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Meers Farm with Glazed Link to adjoining Stone Barn West Chiltington


This Grade II listed timber framed farmhouse & stone barn are in close proximity, the scheme development was unusual as the barn was designed as the principal living accommodation with the house altered to provide ancillary accommodation, a direct glazed timber link building allowed the two buildings to achieve a unique combination.…

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Rogers Farm Lunces Hill

An unusual Grade II Listed Farmhouse on a fine site south of Haywards Heath with stucco frontage & slate roof with red brick rear elevations  and a rear roof of handmade clay tiles. The scheme comprises a two-storey  cross wing extension with a 2 storey glazed link housing a fine new Oak staircase  linking  both floors of the existing & new building.…

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Solicitors Offices Surbiton

NDA were asked to prepare  redesign and refurbishment drawings for partners of an existing solicitors offices. It was a cramped uncomfortable entrance into a lift lobby, the brief was to articulate the space to give it more interest,functionality and resolve the principal elevation which had some potential.…

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Quadrant Grove London NW11

NDA designed a top glazed link extension to expand the rear service wing out to the party wall, obtained all consents and inspected the works, The property was extensively refurbished and we added and additional storey hidden behind the parapet to this fine London Terraced Town House in NW11 for a private client.…

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Grenestede House, East Grinstead

This house sits high looking over a brook and into an extensive tree canopy. NDA was asked to prepare designs for a new kitchen/dining/utility range and the problem was how to avoid supporting the second storey which returned across the middle of the plan.…

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Hardham Priory West Sussex

Possibly oldest house in Sussex, Grade I & Ancient Monument the chapter house (on Buildings at Risk Register), refectory building with vaulted stone undercroft remain, the latter burnt to a shell @ 1900 with a plain interior installed. Our brief was to prepare a plan for refurbishment and repairs along with alterations to achieve conversion of the cellarage and attic to additional accommodation. …

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Slaugham Mill, Slaugham Place West Sussex

An early overshot corn mill alongside the lake at Slaugham Place. The owner asked NDA to prepare a design to extend the building  across the mill race and for the conversion of the mill to residential use. The work is in progress slowly & carefully in hand by the owner.…

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Private School Burgess Hill

NDA obtained planning consent for a new classroom wing attached to the rear of  this delightful school in Burgess Hill. The site for the extension was unfortunately set rather close to a fine and substantial Sequoia which the MSDC Arboriculturist insisted would not disturb the ground surface which meant cantilevered foundation beams (above ground) with pads or piles to avoid disturbing the delicate fibrous root structure.…

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Ringway Signs Ltd Head Office & Sign Production Factory, Weston Super Mare

Following an appraisal of the clients existing premises in London & West Country we developed a brief for land agents detailing the site requirements to suit the proposed company expansion. A site was selected and a fast track scheme completed ready for occupation within 6 months from instruction involving the demolition of 1500sqm of frontage buildings to enable the new head office and future site frontage commercial development.…

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Hinton Lodge, Horsted Keynes

A substandard bungalow for which we negotiated all statutory consents and provided construction & joinery details for conversion to two stories including two storey extensions to two sides. The clients completed the work on a self build basis with our assistance.…

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The Old Oast Maresfield

We dismantled and stored a 19th Century oak framed hovel which we acquired from Slaugham Place and eventually sold the structure privately. The purchasers then asked us to design and obtain consent for a substantial extension to their fine old Oasthouse in Maresfield.…

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Office Redevelopment for HA Baker & Son, Contractor in Southwater

Redevelopment of HA Baker & Sons Contractors own site in Southwater. The project was designed as a gated courtyard of new B1 business units arranged  to maximise the site potential on a busy through road but at the same time sympathetic to the scale, urban grain & site context.…

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Old Deaks Cottages Cuckfield

A nice pair of matching attached country cottages  in a very attractive country lane. We acted for both adjoining owners as we had successfully negotiated a substantial extension for one side and the other of course wanted to match the accommodation but with a more contemporary plan.…

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Pitch Place Farm Thursley Surrey

This project involved the erection of a two storey cross wing attached to a bland gable end to the existing service wing attached at 90 degs against the main house stack of this Listed Grade II 16th Century range. The north (entrance) elevation has an expressed box frame in good condition.…

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Elm Cottage Barnes Village Green

A project to extend an early 19th Century stucco cottage as a linked extension designed to merge two conflicting building type and maximise the plot potential of a prominent and well known picturseque Cottage overlooking the Pond on Barnes Village Green.…

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