16/04/2015 Urban Site Redevelopment


An exciting opportunity for us to be involved in the redevelopment of a more urban site.  

The building is an ex-antique shop in a conservation area of this mainly residential street.  The plan is to demolish the existing building and then start again. 


The site is challenging to say the least with buildings in close proximity on all sides.  We intend to create a three-storey, upside-down house around an atrium in order to bring in as much light as possible.  The ground floor will be garage and studio, the bedrooms and bathrooms on the middle floor and the living area on the top floor with a terrace for some outside space.   


  • HBR2017 16/09/2017Homebuilding & 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
  • Proposed ElevationsSW&SE 12/09/2017Conservation Praise We’ve just submitted a planning application for this family home in the woods on the outskirts of Ledbury. The principle building conservation officer was so impressed he stated that they would, ‘Recommend Approval with conditions: The proposals are for a
  • Whole Building 05/09/2017Permission received at Graven Hill Our first project at the exciting self-build development Graven Hill near Bicester has received it’s plot passport compliance – basically the same as planning permission. Good news!
  • IMG_8710 31/08/2017Finishing 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.
  • SE Persp Sketch 24/08/2017House 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
  • IMG_7901 17/08/2017Preparing 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.  
  • CharlieHB&R 11/08/2017New 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.
  • trusses sm 03/08/2017Barn 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.
  • PTC North Elevation 29/07/2017Garden Shed We’ve just received planning permission for a new garden building at the rear of an existing stone cottage in West Oxfordshire. The client wanted to embrace a slightly agricultural, garden shed aesthetic so we’ve translated this into a simple pitched roof
  • IMG_1566 21/07/2017Stripping Back Works at Mount Pleasant have commenced with the one remaining element, the cottage, stripped back to it’s skeletal form. Next up, excavations and a reduced level dig in preparation for the new timber framed extension.