Pegden Hall Highly Commended by Sussex Heritage Trust judges!

Posted By Jon Sewell-Rutter

Jul 20th, 2018

The Dwell team enjoyed a great afternoon celebrating the best in local heritage architecture and traditional construction crafts at the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards 2018 at Pangdean Barn, Pyecombe.

2018 was a record-breaking year for the Trust, both in terms of the volume of project submissions and attendance at the Awards lunch.  We’re delighted that the judges enjoyed visiting our scheme at Pegden Hall, granting it Highly Commended status in perhaps the most hotly-contended ‘Small Scale Residential’ category, amongst tough competition!  The judges commented that:

Highly Commended“This modern hall house has been constructed over the last 5 years, a labour of love.  Timber frame made on site using own saw mill.  A highly sustainable dwelling which minimises energy use.”


Nick Cain, the lead oak framing craftsman on the project, was recognised by the judges too for his efforts in conceiving, manufacturing and erecting the huge oak frame, which was a truly-mammoth task!