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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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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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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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Beanacre

Re-imagining the cottage for the 21st century with a complete environmental refurbishment of this Grade II listed home. Wood pellet heating, woodfibre internal wall insulation, solar thermal panels, rainwater harvesting, almost anything you can think of was tried on this

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