project name: The Croft
location: Twickenham
type: residential
client: Private Client
value: Undisclosed

Our brief was to design a modern house that would be sympathetic to its context and works within the massing and scale of an existing planning consent. The client wanted the building to reflect modern living requirements and use natural daylight and ventilation combined with passive heating and cooling techniques through mechanical heat recovery and high level photo voltaic panels integrated into the slate roof.  The design has been developed to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes level 4.

The building has been design as two interlocking elements with differing roof pitches that respond to the north and south aspects. The southern roof has been designed on a stepper pitch to provide an appropriate location for Photovoltaic panels. The northern roof is at a much shallower pitch to create a suitable shaded location for a sedum roof that will add further ecological value to the scheme.

To the rear of the property the main living areas open directly to the garden through glazed sliding panels. Due to the buildings orientation, solar shading has been incorporated to control solar gains, plus provide areas of shelter during sunny days. v2

Latest Happenings

  • Farnham Road

    Working with Levanter Developments, planning has been achieved under Delegated powers for this residential scheme of 14 contemporary apartments on Farnham Road in the centre of Guildford.

    Farnham Road
  • Cavendish House

    Cavendish House

    The planning application for Cavendish House, with developer Igloo Developments, has now been granted planning approval. The project incorporates 14 nos 2 bedroom apartments to a high level of specification. Construction is due to start on site during April 2015.

  • Filming at Chalk Ridge

    Filming at Chalk Ridge

    UPDATE: This aired on the 6pm ITV News on the 16th September. You can watch it again by following this link (towards the bottom of the page).

    Local ITV News selected 5 of the RIBA South / South East Architectural Awards Finalist to appear on TV and Chalk Ridge was amongst those 5. Steve spent a very sunny day explaining how the final design evolved and extolling the virtues of a great architect / client relationship.

  • Weybridge House Completed

    A contemporary classic.

    In one of the finest locations within the St George's Hill estate and with simply wonderful views of the golf course, a stunning new house of the very highest standard.

    SCd were appointed to design and detail this dramatic family residence in a period style. Through extensive discussions with the client, a house that reflects the elegance of the Queen Anne style was developed.

    Weybridge House Completed
  • 2014 RIBA Manser Medal

    SCd have been selected from the winners of the Reginal RIBA Awards 2014 to appear on the longlist for the RIBA Manser Medal, details here

    "The 2014 RIBA Manser Medal longlist reveals the most innovative, sustainable and beautiful new homes to have been completed in the past year. The exciting line-up is a testimony to the wonderful talent and achievements of some of the UK’s best architects."  RIBA President Stephen Hodder.

    The longlist on the RIBA website is here

    2014 RIBA Manser Medal
  • Chalking Up Awards

    Chalking Up Awards


    Online article with pictures and a video interview with Steve and Briege can be found on the getsurrey website by clicking here

    Feature length article in the local newspaper The Surrey Advertiser.  Chalk Ridge does the double!

  • Chalk Ridge appears in the AJ

    Chalk Ridge appears in the AJ

    Chalk Ridge has appeared in the AJ along with other condenders for the RIBA Awards 2014.

  • Winning night at RIBA South East

    Winning night at RIBA South East

    Chalk Ridge was announced as an Award winner at the RIBA Regional Awards Ceremony held in Weybridge on the 8th May. Our clients joined us for the evening to celebrate the success that was bestowed on their new home.

    Chalk Ridge now becomes a double award winner.

    Winning night at RIBA South East
  • The Croft Nears Completion

    The Croft Nears Completion

    The client has moved in.  If we could get a break in the weather the external landscaping could be progressed!

    The Croft Nears Completion