Vernacular Homes

Design and Buildmade simple.

The architectural and construction process can often be a complicated and stressful experience, which is why Vernacular Homes often manage projects for our clients from start to finish, using our decades of experience to their benefit.

Our services include complete project design, planning, costing and project management using our own staff, efficiently dealing with issues before they become problems and making your experience both rewarding and exciting.

For a free, no-obligation conversation regarding your project,
please call us on 01233 861177 or message us here.
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We provide Architectural Design & Build Services

Vernacular Homes is a design and build company based in Kent in the South East of the United Kingdom (not London).
We have been providing high quality planning, design and building services in Kent, Sussex and Surrey for 20 years.

Whether your project is the building of your dream home, a barn conversion, the extension and renovation of your home or a commercial build, our expertise enables us to efficiently deal with issues before they become problems, making your experience both a rewarding and an exciting one.

Our success is due to our ability to work with our clients, guiding them through the entire planning, designing and building process, often from start to finish. Our aim is that your experience with us will be positive and enjoyable and that you feel listened to and involved in the entire design and build process.

Working with Vernacular Homes means working solely with us. There is one point of contact and one company taking responsibility for all elements of the design and the build.

To see our previous work, feel free to peruse our design portfolio here.

Over the last couple of decades, house builders in Kent and the East Sussex areas have been able to utilise the latest building technology with advances in both equipment and building materials. Vernacular Homes have taken full advantage of this new technology to provide the best possible services.

As we are involved in both the design and build of your project, we are able to have meaningful early-stage conversations with you about your budget and project costs. This ensures that you do not spend your time and money on the design of a project that either doesn’t meet your design requirements or fails to suit your budget.

When we approach any building design project, we utilise the appropriate architectural practices to achieve client pleasing results. 

Whether the built environment is a listed building which is in need of renovation and must be sympathetically restored according to its architectural history. Or a barn conversion, perhaps with a failed planning application, whose proposed planning drawings must be altered in line with building regulations to gain planning permission. Or, indeed, a new build that relies on modern technical design to overcome planning constraints and obtain planning permission, compliment the wider environment and most importantly of all, satisfy our client's design brief.

All of the aforementioned project types and more benefit from our professional experience and sound design practice.

The overall architectural design of residential buildings in the south east corner of England has undergone huge changes over the years. Not least because of evolving building regulations, design processes and the advent of sustainable design. As a result, there is a great variety of styles in the area.

The built environment in many of the towns in Kent and East Sussex such as Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Canterbury, Maidstone and Ashford conveys an aesthetic that varies according to the time period they were built and their purpose. Many period buildings built using traditional construction techniques have their own personality and detailed design whose structural resilience is not in question, given their longevity. While houses built in the town suburbs tend to be more of a 'cookie-cutter' variety built from the 1950s onwards. This is not true of all modern buildings, of course, there are contemporary masterpieces in quite a few of the main towns.

Your new home or barn conversion will be a bespoke, characterful design project with lots of personality infused by your design brief and homely touch and Vernacular Homes unique design thinking.

As it's your project, you will be kept informed of the many variables and situations which influence design decisions. Your Project Manager 

All of our projects are different. We are used to coming up with innovative design solutions to complex problems. Many clients come to us with a history of planning failure or with unaffordable tender costs and we have gone on to carefully work through these issues and see the project through to completion.