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Taking shape

The old bungalow walls of this extensive renovation have been waterproofed and a new external skin of Cotswold dry stone walling is going up. Not forgetting the insulation, airtightness membrane and taping of course!  

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Walking through the floorplan

Beanacre is now out of the ground. The floor slab is down, the structural walls are going up and this means it’s possible to get an idea of how the spaces will ultimately work together. Check the Homebuilding & Renovating website blog where Charlie meets with

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Re-store

This cottage near Burford has been re-roofed, re-pointed and under-pinned. Short of being totally re-built, the corner of the building has been removed to make way for a large window opening for what will become the snug. The concrete slab for the extension

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Homebuilding & Renovating Show

The Homebuilding & Renovating Show  is back in London at the Excel Centre between 22nd and 24th September. Charlie will be in the Self Build Theatre at 12.30 giving a Beginners Guide to Building a Low-Energy Home, then again at 2pm, with A Step-by-Step Guide

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Finishing the foundations at Beanacre

We’re out of the ground and the foundations have been finished at Beanacre. For a more in depth account of how it happened, click on this link to Charlie’s blog at the Homebuilding & Renovating website.

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House in the woods

We have just been asked to produce a concept design to transform a dated 60’s detached house into a contemporary family home. Sitting on the edge of a wood provides a great opportunity for new living spaces that really engage with the

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New show in production

Charlie is working on a new show to be screened later this year. Best Laid Plans will see him helping contributor’s navigate their way through their renovation and restoration projects and offering his advice as they move through the process.

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Barn Skeleton

As work on site continues this barn is stripped back to its bare bones to reveal the beautiful original structure which will be expressed in its final form.

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Oxfordshire Farmhouse

Design is underway for a new house on a working farm in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Early concepts for the design involve exploring a contemporary spin on the classic English country house. The added challenge is to sensitively engage this with

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Sneak Preview

A sneak preview of a recently completed conversion of a listed 17th century barn. Traditional techniques and natural materials were used to make as light a touch as possible to the existing building, which is the real the star of

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Ahead of its Time

We recently started work on a new project in Surrey and the clients have shown us some wonderful memorabilia from the 1960s. Their house was featured on the cover of the Daily Mail’s Book of House Plans. The book was

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Making Space Awards 2016

The Making Space Award is an award for excellence in the design of spaces for children and young people. Charlie will be hosting the awards evening and presenting the prizes to the winners next Monday 28th November. The Making Space

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Sleeping Beauty

We have been working on a plan to rescue a Regency style country house in Dorset that has experienced some years of neglect following several unsympathetic adaptations. The designs look to sensitively restore its former glory and add a little bit

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Homebuilding & Renovating Show!

The Homebuilding & Renovating Show is back in London at ExCel from 23rd to 25th September.  Charlie will be there on Saturday in the Self-Build Theatre sharing design ideas and inspiration, among other things.

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Bell Barn in Grand Designs

Our project Bell Barn is featured in August’s issue of Grand Designs magazine. The conversion of this once derelict barn was a dream project for us, working with an enlightened client who allowed us to test combining an air-tight and

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