Caring Wood

DHA worked on an application in 2012 to gain planning permission on behalf of a private client for a Paragraph 55 home. 

Key facts
  • Paragraph 55 home
  • Modern take on Oast
  • Shortlisted for House of the Year 2017

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The house, which has now been fully built out is a large country home built to accommodate three generations of the same family. 

The house near Ulcombe in Kent, was designed to embody the Kent countryside which contributed to the paragraph 55 (previously PPS7) planning consent being granted. 

The external design is based on the traditional oast house with four towers (oasts) interlinking to create one family home. 

The Architects, James Macdonald Wright and Nial Maxwell have been shortisted for a number of awards including a RIBA South East Award 2017 and winner of the House of Year 2017.

The extensive project team are listed below:

Contractor: Cardy Construction Limited

Design and Project Management:  Macdonald Wright Architects

Executive Architec:  Rural Office for Architecture

Structural Engineer: Price & Myers

Landscape Architect: Spacehub

M&E Engineer: Synergy Consulting Engineers

Quantity Surveyor/Cost Consultant: GQS Services

Acoustic Engineers: Neill Woodger Acoustic Engineer

Sustainability Consultant: Conker Conservation


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