This is a scheme for 3 replacement dwellings on the former site of Hay Farm Cottages at Ham, near Deal. The design approach was to replicate the form of the original cottages which were 1 storey with some accommodation within the roof. In order to gain the additional space needed for a modern home the 3 units have been raised up onto a flint plinth which allows the entrance and garage to be accommodated below the main form of the house. This also allows the living accommodation which is at first floor to have direct access out onto the rear gardens which are set at a higher level due to the steeply sloping nature of the site. The new flint wall also replicates an historical flint retaining wall on the site.