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Blackbird House
East Sussex

This new family house in East Sussex was granted Planning in 2018 and completed in 2020.


Built on a constrained site in a village location, the house provides ‘Passivhaus’ levels of energy consumption with high levels of insulation and a heat recovery ventilation system. Using SIP panel construction on standard foundations the project was completed in nine months.


Clad in black zinc cladding and natural larch timber the house is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional pitched roof building form

Gatehouse Cottages
East Sussex

This is a new extension to a former oast and cottage to provide new living and kitchen areas on the ground floor with a new principal bedroom and bathroom on the first floor.


The new extension gives a new outlook to the house with spectacular views to the north. Clad in oxidizing ‘corten’ steel cladding, the appearance of the traditional hipped roof is given a contemporary twist and contrasts with the tile cladding on the original building.

Due for completion Summer 2023

Half Moon Lane 

Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent has recently been granted for this contemporary extension to the grade II Farmhouse. The extension provides a new kitchen, living room and bedrooms for the house with a glazed link to the original Farmhouse. James worked closely with planning consultants and the local planning officers to provide an acceptable, high-quality design solution.

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