24/06/2015 PLANNING APPLICATION GRANTED

AugustPlanning

Our project near Burford has received planning permission.  This means we can move on to the more technical design stage which will include PHPP modeling and the additional detailing and specification required to help create a low energy dwelling.

The farmhouse has been in the family for over 50 years.  Having been lived in by a tenant for a majority of that time, the client now wishes to bring the property back to its former glory. The new design concept involves creating a low energy exemplar which embraces the local vernacular and has a minimal impact on its 1.7 acre setting.

The completed building will be the clients’ family home and as such is being designed as a ‘home for life’.

  • IMG_9624 08/12/2017Innovative 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
  • NaCSBA RTB 27/11/2017Right 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
  • Akeley night 20/11/2017Re-imagining the Focal Point We were approached by Akeley District Church Council to provide sketch design ideas for an unheated open ‘pavilion’.  Akeley Church was demolished in the 1970s after a disputed structural survey deemed it unsafe. Ever since then church services have taken place in
  • Pressure testing 14/11/2017Air Tightness We endeavour to design and detail buildings with a high level of airtightness. Having an airtight house means that its thermal performance is much more efficient with the warm air being unable to escape through the building fabric. It’s still very
  • IMG_5914 07/11/2017Decisions Decisions Amongst other things, a building project presents a constant stream of decisions. Paint colours are one of the more pleasant but nonetheless important ones. At Ambury Barn the builders have been working carefully to convert the open expanse of the
  • graven hill 31/10/2017Graven 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
  • IMG_5350 copy 24/10/2017Taking 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!  
  • Version 2 19/10/2017Walking 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
  • IMG_5296 16/10/2017Getting started It’s always exciting when a project starts on site. Here the intention is to retain the existing 1960s form and extensively remodel the interior. Load bearing walls have been removed to open up the interior and make once unusable spaces usable
  • You&Yours 13/10/2017You & Yours Catch Charlie on BBC Radio 4’s consumer affairs programme You & Yours today at 12.15pm, where he’ll talk about the trend for improving your home rather than moving home.
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