Flint Cottage

Flint Cottage

A flint cottage in the ‘Dedham Vale’ Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Suffolk. The existing building is not listed but is an important ‘non-designated heritage asset’. The renovation project respects the existing building whilst making it much more comfortable, better connected to the garden and fantastic views across the Stour Valley.

This is a ’deep retrofit’ project, we are super-insulating this historic cottage, making it fit for the 21st Century, and adding an extension. Woodfibre internal insulation has been chosen to protect the knapped flint walls from moisture buildup and condensaton. The work includes the addition of a ground source heat pump.

The garden facing wall will feature a three pane sliding door and a special brick lintol

Construction began in November 2021 - Completion date TBC.

About Me  

Architecture should be uplifting and memorable. It should feel permanent and durable. It should be relevant to its place, framing key views and oriented to the climatic conditions, bringing natural light deep within. I am committed to producing unique and memorable spaces and are a delight to inhabit.

Tom worked for award winning design-led architecture practices before setting up T Parsons Design Ltd.

At Panter Hudspith Architects Tom helped design the one part of the award winning Oxford Westgate Shopping Centre redevelopment. Tom also worked on the award winning Orchard Gardens housing development in South London. 

At Carl Turner Architects Tom lead the design and hands-on build of an office fit out project and then the technical design of a large new award winning house in Hove.

At Burgess Architects Tom was project architect for a new-build timber framed eco-house in Horsham, a high-spec loft conversion project in Fulham. Tom also worked on a series of other unique residential projects in South London and heritage settings in Dulwich.

Tom recieved a Distinction at The Royal College of Art and was tutored by Jamie Fobert ArchitectsTom was tutored by digital fabrication researcher Guan Lee, film maker Clara Kraft and Satoshi Isono of Universal Design Studio at Grymsdyke Farm. Tom recieved a First Class BA(Hons) Architecture from The University of Sheffeld and completed his professional accreditation at the University of Westminster.

Tom has taught Architecture at the University for the Creative Arts and The University of Sheffield at Post Graduate Level.

T Parsons Design Ltd.
Company number 13615293

07855 140502

Unit K106,
London SE16 4DG
RIBA Chartered
ARB Registered
AECB Member
RCA Graduate
Royal Institute of British Architects Chartered Practice


Extensions / Renovations / Retrofit