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Innovative Insulation

At our own project here in North Oxfordshire, we’ve employed a clever technique for insulating the outside. This involves creating a continuous layer of insulation therefore reducing thermal bypass. More details can be found here on Charlie’s Blog at Homebuilding & Renovating , along with other posts

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Right to Build Summit

This Thursday Charlie will be a guest speaker at the NaCSBA Right to Build Summit being held at the NSRBC in Swindon. The summit provides a unique insight in to the current and future prospects for the custom and self-build

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Graven Hill

This coming Saturday 4th November, the Graven Hill Village development are unveiling their next phase of plots. Charlie will be there amongst other industry experts and the Graven Hill team for the big reveal of Phase 1B. Graven Hill is

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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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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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Preparing the Site at Beanacre

First, dig a big hole! Follow this link to a timelapse film showing the preparation of the site along with other interviews and snippets from the build.  

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Follow the blog

Charlie is currently writing a blog on the Homebuilding & Renovating website about his own self-build in North Oxfordshire. It will be a thorough guide through the process of building from scratch. Click here to start the journey and watch this space

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Homebuilding & Renovating Show

The Homebuilding & Renovating Show is back on the road and Charlie will be speaking at its NEC venue this coming Saturday. Find him in the Self Build Theatre offering advice on building a low energy home and tips on designing your

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The Sheepfold in The Sunday Times

Our recently completed project, The Sheepfold is featured in the Sunday Times Homes supplement.

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iBuild Magazine

Charlie features in Viewpoint in December’s issue of the self-build publication iBuild. Read more about Charlie’s thoughts on self-building and advice on hiring architects.

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Graven Hill

We have thoroughly enjoyed helping a client to secure one of the first plots at the new Graven Hill self-build development in Oxfordshire. As the first large scale self-build development in the UK, Graven Hill looks to be an interesting project

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New Series of Building the Dream

The next series of Building the Dream starts tonight, 31st May, 9pm, More4.

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Homebuilding & Renovating Show!

The first of this year’s Homebuilding & Renovating Shows is back at the NEC Birmingham between 14th and 17th April. Charlie will be there on Saturday 15th giving talks in the Self-Build Theatre and the Home Improvement Theatre. He will

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Walter Segal Exhibition

The AA School of Architecture are holding an exhibition, Walters Way: The Self Build Revolution , about the work of Walter Segal who developed an iconic self-build method in the 1960s. Focusing on the work of the Lewisham self-builders of the 1980s, the exhibition is bringing together

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