Private Home

South Downs National Park

The regeneration and sustainable redesign of an existing rurally located cottage, provision of renewable energy systems to replace oil and the creation of an annex to accommodate visitors and extended family.


The Project

Designing and securing full planning permission in the South Downs National Park for a unique, highly sustainable and bespoke private home.

Project Visualisation


Desired Outcomes

Regeneration of an existing cottage into a forever home, improving the energy efficiency of the dwelling, providing a new annex, and replacing oil fired systems with renewable alternatives.


The Challenge?

Securing planning permission in a rural, national park location and delivering a super insulated, sustainable, quality home responding to the setting and sensitive visual restrictions.


How did we Help?

Having clearly agreed the project brief ep projects secured Full Planning permission with minimal conditions. We then prepared an integrated detailed drawing package to allow construction to proceed on receipt of planning approval.


What are the Benefits?

Delivery of a low energy in lifetime home, built to the highest standards and bespoke design desired by the client. Future proofing energy costs by adopting hybrid renewable systems and creating wellbeing for the owners in a truly beautiful location.


Architectural drawings

Our Team


Gary has 35 years’ experience leading Architecture and multi-disciplined Green Infrastructure Design teams from his base in Hampshire. His focus is to minimise impact and energy use in the construction and whole life operation of all projects whether new build or refurbishment. Gary is Chair of the AECB and sits on the Board of Future South and the Steering Group of Green Halo. He regularly speaks at and chairs events and brings his commercial contacts and experience.


With extensive experience in the industry of collaborative 3D design, Tristan leads the co-ordination of building information modelling across all in-house architectural projects, managing this new approach to project delivery in the form of interactive shared data between all involved parties. With an honours degree in Architectural Technology, Tristan also helps manage the technical delivery alongside the rest of the team, detailing building junctions and researching different construction methodologies to ensure the most efficient, resilient and sustainable final result.

Rupert has been working in architecture practices since the completion of a master’s degree in Sustainable Building Design with Distinction in Southampton. He has developed a holistic approach to reducing the carbon footprint of buildings by focussing on the social, economic, and environmental aspects of architecture and design. He has also studied and practised globally renowned environmental assessment methods such as BREEAM, LEED and Passivhaus. Rupert has a true passion for sustainable architecture and is looking forward to driving exemplar, environmentally focussed schemes and low impact, high-performance buildings.

James’ passion is in designing and delivering sustainable, low-energy projects that benefit their end users and society at large. With over 19 years in the industry, he has extensive experience in many sectors, including residential, educational, cultural and mixed use projects and is able to approach projects with both a creative and technical mindset. James’ approach is underpinned with a knowledge of building physics, having earned a master’s degree in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building in 2009. 

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