Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2018

The HB&R show is returning to the Birmingham NEC and Charlie will be there this coming Saturday 24th March. Charlie will be speaking on a range of topics from giving a step by step guide to designing your dream home,

Vine house in Grand Designs

Our Wiltshire project, the Vine House is featured in the March edition of Grand Designs Magazine. In the feature about extending your period property the house is used to illustrate how to sensitively extend a period listed property.

Best of Houzz 2018!

For the third year in a row we’ve been voted Best of Houzz 2018 in the Design category. This means our projects have been voted amongst the most popular within the Houzz community – Thank-you Houzz!

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!  

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


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

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

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.

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

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.

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.


As we progress through the design stages we use 3D modelling to further understand our experience as we move around the building. These models are exploring the section and how the spaces work together.

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

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

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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