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Oct 24

Decca Radar Station

A great holiday house to be built in location of derelict radar station. It will be good to return to Dungeness – this will be our 7th project there! We have been on site working closely with Natural England and Ecology Consultant to ensure any wildlife that may have been ‘residing’ on site, is protected

Feb 27

‘Pluto’ building conversion completed!

It’s been a long time coming, but ‘Pump Station 1’ as it is now officially named, has been completed! Looking great and now open for holiday bookings  http://www.ecolibriumsolutions.co.uk/projects/pump-station-1-dungeness/   The Sanctuary, Dungeness

May 5

RIBA South East award

North Vat (prev Penny Cottage) has just been awarded the RIBA South East 2016 prize in the Residential category. Thanks to our team of professionals and their attention to detail and quality workmanship has ensured the building met expectations of client and designer.  More photos on interior and exterior follow link below https://www.architecture.com/Awards/Awards2016/RegionalAwards/SouthEast/NorthVat.aspx

Sep 23

Garden Studio

Just completed this very smart garden studio for a client near Hythe, Kent. Very pleased with the end result! Interior spec, design and finish very good. Exterior is clad in cedar shingles and triple glazed windows.  

Dec 4

Dungeness house completed

  Penny Cottage, Dungeness pictured here complete with painted Western Red Cedar cladding.  Credit to our joiners Jody and Andrew for fitting it so it follows a continuous line from ground level to roof ridge

Dec 9

New house in Dungeness

We’re on site building another exciting  project at Dungeness!  The existing  house (which has now been demolished) was not one of the original or historic dwellings, having been built about 20 years ago and unfortunately lacked sufficient levels of insulation and rather than try to convert it to bring it up to good modern standards, it was actually…

Aug 22

Listed building renovations

It’s been a case of all hands to the pump, to try and complete re-roofing and chimney repairs during school holidays on a Grade II listed, school building.  The whole roof has been stripped and re-tiled using some of the salvaged tiles and new Welsh Slate.  A ‘bat’ expert visited site to provide  training and awareness…

Aug 19

The Sanctuary, Dungeness

We’re back at Dungeness, this time to convert an WW2 concrete building into living accommodation.  The Sanctuary was constructed during the war as a PLUTO (Pipeline Under The Ocean) facility to send fuel under the Channel.  Now known as The Sanctuary, since it was converted to a Chapel for local residents. More recently the owners used the space to put on a ‘pop up’…

Jun 11

UK Passivhaus Awards

We’re pleased to see that one of our previous projects (‘Crossway’) has been shortlisted under the ‘Private Housing’ category – view the entry details here The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on the 4th July, details here

Jun 4

More interesting finds at St Martin’s

Tony, the stone mason has passed on these interesting details for anyone interested in buildings history ….. “often when working on ancient buildings you find recycled material from previous phases of the building and sometimes from different buildings altogether.  The stone in the centre of the image below was once a window mullion or jamb stone”…