We’ve studied the Wealden Design Guide and done or own survey of buildings in Horam and the surrounding area.

Traditional oast houses and barns evidently tie the village back to its agricultural history. Houses developed along the main roads from the late 19th and early 20th century are clearly under the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement. Buildings are predominantly built of local materials, such as red clay brick and tile, and stained timber. Many houses have red flat hung tiles cladding the external walls of the upper floors as well as the roofs. Roofs are often half-hipped in form.

These are all characteristics we have referenced in the Design Code submitted with our application and which will be available in a palette of materials and choice of building form available to custom and self-builders.