A beautiful Kentish hall style house

Fully designed, project managed by Norton Timber who were also the main contractors overseeing all aspects of this glorious build.

The chance meeting between one of our carpenters and his former teacher led to a conversation about the building plot that had just acquired. It was suggested that a meeting with Terry Norton may be useful, to see if Norton Timber could be of any help with the project.

A meeting was organized, and the prospective clients were taken to various Norton Timber builds in the area, they were particularly taken with the internal layout of our Fairlight House project and asked if it would be possible to reduce the size but maintain the overall feeling of space.


The plot came with detailed planning permission, but the proposed design was not to our clients liking. Working closely with our clients to develop a home that they wanted, it had to be comfortable for two people all the time but also be able accommodate family, friends and large gatherings when required. The clients wanted something traditional that would suit their furnishing tastes and that would sit comfortably in the conservation area.

A revised scheme was submitted for the plot, and in March 2018 planning permission was granted for the new design and work got underway on the Oak frame. On the 6th of August the frame went up and then it was all hands-on deck to push it to the finish line.

The external appearance is of a Kentish hall house with jetties each end of the front elevation: This in conjunction with the beautifully built brick chimney really enhances the look. A comfortable graveled turning and parking area to the front with paving leading to the Oak frame porch. To the rear is an oak framed sunroom with bi-fold doors opening onto a paved patio area with steps leading up onto the lawn.

On this project Norton Timber acted as designers, Project managers and main contractors overseeing all aspects of the build from foundation tests pits to final landscaping detailing. A true turnkey build yet, the client’s wishes were constantly discussed and fed into the detail of the design and fit out. Our clients moved in on the 11h of February 2019 eleven months from the planning permission being granted, and seven months from the oak frame being raised.

This project came with several challenges associated with it, the site access being the biggest, they were all tackled one by one and overcome. The result of all our hard work is the creation of a beautiful house set in the heart of a picturesque Kent village.

Everyone at Norton Timber are extremely proud to have been involved in this project and very much hope that it will give our clients the comfort and enjoyment they deserve for many years to come.

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