Bare Foot Running – Brighton Marathon

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Conrad Howard recently took part in the Brighton Marathon and raised a significant sum for an Ocean Clean up Charity – https://www.sas.org.uk/ Only having started running 2 months earlier and taking part in the Brighton Half Marathon after only two runs he achieved a respectable time of 5 hrs and 20 mins – …

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Substantial Extension to include Pool and Pool House

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Recently allowed at Appeal. The proposed works for a new low level pool with underground pool house plus accommodation would line with the southernmost end of the enlarged garage building. At that line extending westward the present land form would be sliced vertically to a reduced level, held back by…

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17th Century Grade II* listed Timber Framed Building

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The Old Cottage in Ripe The property is a distinctive, 17th century or earlier timber framed building, grade II* listed. The front is designed to impress, decorated with a central projecting gabled porch and square timber framed panels with brick in-fills. In contrast, the rear comprises a less conscious composition of…

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Cotterlings Rear Elevation Before Repair

Cotterlings – Grade II* Restoration in Ditchling

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The building lies parallel to and at the western end of West Street, opposite Lodge Lane in the Historic village of Ditchling. It is comprised of a three bay-storied range with two wings at the rear (East and West Wings), and also a narrow two-story addition against the eastern elevation.…

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NPPF 55 Exceptional and Innovative

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Exceptional and Innovative NPPF 55 Design receives Planning Consent Prior to our appointment the client contacted Mid Sussex District Council in 2013 with a preliminary sketch scheme. The Council advised (quite correctly) that the scheme submitted would not receive the council’s support, but were of the opinion that as the site is…

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Beautiful Grade 11 Listed timber framed Cottage

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After Two Years consent has been granted for a Beautiful Grade 11 Listed timber framed Cottage. We were approached in June 2014 by the owners of a beautiful timber framed Cottage overlooking Wisborough Green in West Sussex. The Cottage is of high importance and is described in the Wisborough Green Character…

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What a great design for a Custom Built bike

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Great Design attracts great praise Very Modern Design I very much enjoy cycling and have always been interested in new designs that are somehow formulated out of the ether by very gifted individuals. Cycling along and over the downs is something that cyclists undertake on a regular basis. During the…

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Restoration by Ditchling Conservation Architects

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The Old Manor House – Restored by Ditchling Conservation Architects Part of the Original 16th Century Farmhouse As Conservation Architects we were invited to The Old Manor House at the beginning of 2013. The previous owners had already undertaken numerous works to the property without gaining either planning or listed building…

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Our New Office space – Plumpton Pit Stop

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Plumpton Pit Stop has been a very long labour of love. Our first day at Plumpton Pit Stop was spent removing rubbish that had sat undisturbed for around 15 years. This included a shelf full of empty, yet unopened cans of lemonade and coke (very disturbing if you think about it),…

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