Camden Park Road

Situated on a gated private road and surrounded by detached houses of varying architectural styles, the proposal aims to provide a punchy contrast and a positive contribution to the tree-lined roadside. The split-level mono-pitch design sets out to be imaginative, attractive, contemporary and functional. 

There is a more restrained formality to the front of the house, with a greater use of textural brick to unify and create breadth either side of a defining central double height glazed entrance. To the rear, the palette pairs render and brickwork, interfaced with powder-coated aluminium, over 3 levels providing a façade open to and interlinked with a series of terraces cut into the landscape.

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Highway House


The conversion and adaptation of two detached houses and garages with outbuildings within a half acre orchard plot in the Kent countryside, just outside Maidstone.


Both properties, one immediately post war, were stripped to the bone, structurally overhauled and re-planned to form a spacious five bedroomed house. Works included partial underpinning, reducing levels to form a split-level ground floor, children's bedrooms (each accessing the attic playroom) and a working timber-framed studio over the garage.


Extensive glazing, taking advantage of passive solar gain to the south and south-west elevations, blends with new cedar framing and cladding providing both a modern and sympathetic contrast within the village.

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Joy Lane


Planning permission was received from Canterbury City Council on behalf of a developer client for a two storey dwelling in Seasalter, Whitstable. 

The proposal replaced an existing dwelling with a contemporary ‘inverted’ chalet-style house, wherein the main living accommodation is planned at first floor level, balconied to the north to maximise the splendid views across Seasalter Bay. Constructed of Insulate Concrete Formwork (ICF) the building was completed in 12 months.

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Harmans Orchard


Harmans Orchard lies within the North Kent Downs area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) just outside the grounds of Chartwell. Designed over three levels, the building’s apperance belies its modern efficiency. Constructed using a hybrid timber frame system perched above an infilled polystyrene block (ICF) basement. 

The timber frame is infilled with recycled newspaper and fully encapsulated to provide a breathable shell that achieves very high air tightness ratings. The house achieves a low-energy standard equivalent to Passivhaus, exceeding Code for Sustainable Homes Code 5. Oak and glass balconies across the south elevation afford breathtaking views and sun-soaked amenity space. 

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Harmans Cottage


Harmans Cottage, in the hamlet of Crockham Hill, lies within the North Kent Downs in area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) outside the grounds of Chartwell. This Timber Framed ‘Eco-House’ is heated via air source heat pump and Solar Powered Hot Water.

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RDArchitects work across all sectors, although we have a particular specialism in the high quality residential sector.  We have recently help clients with barn conversions, alterations to listed buildings and projects within the Green Belt.



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