Bedlam entrance
Planning & New Build

Denton, Nr Canterbury

Project Details

  • Location
    Canterbury, Kent, UK
  • Year
  • Size
    8000 sqft
Project Team

Architects: Shane Jell, Sub Rosa
John Hebel, Project Manager
Deborah Hebel, Planning & Interior Design

Megsdene circa1968

Megsdene circa1968

Cash purchase of dilapidated bungalow and caravans in 2008, located within an Area of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB) with 9 acres.

Planning Submitted for a new build house of 8,000 sq. ft.

We used a little known land survey from 1942 pre-planning laws to ascertain the land usage in 1942.  From this, it became clear that the agricultural footprint was smaller than the full site area allowing the council to grant permission for us to relocate the house centrally into the land.

Permission Obtained in 2009 for a 5-bed house with an internal full-size swimming pool and detached garage.

The house was built and completed in 2011.

The house and pool were heated via a ground Source Heat pump.

Shortlisted for RIBA best house in Kent 2012.


Completed Home in Stunning Area of Natural Beauty near Canterbury

Bedlam Planning Document

Bedlam Planning Document

  • Bedlam Hallway

    Bedlam Hallway

  • Bedlam Terrace

    Bedlam Terrace

  • Bedlam at Night

    Bedlam at Night

  • Bedlam View of Bedrooms

    Bedlam View of Bedrooms

  • Bedlam View of Side and Garage

    Bedlam View of Side and Garage

  • Bedlam Lounge

    Bedlam Lounge

  • Bedlam Lounge with Views

    Bedlam Lounge with Views

  • Bedlam Master Bedroom

    Bedlam Master Bedroom

  • Bedlam TV Room

    Bedlam TV Room

  • Bedlam Home Office

    Bedlam Home Office

  • Bedlam Pool Room

    Bedlam Pool Room

  • Ground Source Heat Pump

    Ground Source Heat Pump

  • Bedlam  Unique Craftsman Features

    Bedlam Unique Craftsman Features

  • Aerial View c. 1988

    Aerial View c. 1988

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    Deborah Hebel, Director
    Shubunkin Ltd

    F9c Stour Street
    Canterbury, UK