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Kent Architects contemporary pool roof inspires students

Sevenoaks, Kent, UK (PRWEB) May 19, 2012

Twelve MidKent College Joinery students have visited a barn in Weald of Kent village Chart Sutton to view the design and construction of a unique roof. Cranbrook-based construction company Tenterden Building & Restoration (TB&R) is crafting the roof to go onto a contemporary swimming pool building designed for a private client by Sevenoaks and Benenden architectural firm, jhd Architects.

TB&R have the specialist carpentry skills needed to create this architecturally bold and technically challenging structure, says jhd Architects principal Tim Ball.

The visit was organised by TB&R Managing Director and former MidKent student Martin Pearson together with Phillip Patton, Programme Area Leader for Carpentry and Joinery courses at the College.

We are always happy to share our expertise with young people preparing for a career in architecture and related trades says Kent Architect Tim Ball of jhd Architects.

This one-off, exciting structure requires complicated carpentry skills which we were keen to share with young people preparing for a career working with timber. Its also great to give something back to the College which taught me so much said Mr Pearson.

Phillip Patton said: This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to view the design and construction of something unique, and to learn from an expert in his field. Having progressed from MidKent College student to managing director of his own company, Martin is a source of inspiration for our young people who were extremely grateful for his help and advice.

Maidstone, Kent firm Allan Baxter Partnership undertook the detailed design of the roof.

Notes for Editors

Tim Ball is a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and principal with jhd Architects, a RIBA Chartered architectural practice based in Sevenoaks and Benenden, Kent. jhd Architects specialises in contemporary architecture for private clients in Kent and Sussex. Examples of their unique designs can be found in their portfolio of Kent architectural projects.

TB&R is a Cranbrook-based family-run company providing high quality extension, conversion, new build, restoration, and maintenance and swimming pool construction services.

MidKent College offers one of the most extensive ranges of full-time, part-time, short and long courses in Kent and the South East from campuses in Medway and Maidstone.

For further information, visit or contact Sue Ball on 01580 243070 or susanball(at)jhdarchitects(dot)co(dot)uk

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