11/05/2018 Back to Life

The plastering has been done and the screed laid on the floor. The original timber beams of this classic 1960s house have been lovingly stripped and repainted by the clients own hands. When they bought the house these beams were hidden by a false ceiling so revealing them again was an important part of bringing the building back to life.

  • 21/09/2018Taste Maker! Charlie is interviewed for this week’s Tastemaker column in Friday 21st September’s The Times Bricks & Mortar supplement. Find out what inspired him to work in architecture and his interior design hints and tips.
  • 17/09/2018Homebuilding & Renovating The Homebuilding & Renovating Show is back at Excel London this weekend, 21st – 23rd September. Charlie will be speaking on Saturday in the Self-Build Theatre offering design inspiration for your home and a guide to building a low energy
  • 31/08/2018Planning Permission Granted! We’re delighted to have received planning permission to modernise and renovate a 1960s house in North Oxfordshire. The aim is to remodel the internal spaces to better suit the client’s needs as well as improve the external aesthetic of the
  • 16/08/2018Completed project We are very pleased to have finished a major restoration project of an eighteenth century Grade II listed farmhouse in Oxfordshire. The farmhouse and associated buildings including a cheese-room had sat unoccupied for fifteen years and were in need of
  • 23/07/2018Bricks and mortar At our first project on the Graven Hill site in Bicester, the bricks are being laid revealing the interesting shape of the building.
  • 11/07/2018Harnessing Solar Energy As Charlie’s own self-build project progresses, he is posting blogs on the Homebuilding & Renovating website. This month is topically, all about the solar panels. Solar thermal panels have been mounted on to the roof to use the sun’s energy
  • 05/07/2018Country House We have just received planning permission to build our take on a contemporary country house. Using traditional materials and incorporating classical themes, the design provides unique contemporary living accommodation in an idyllic Cotswold setting.
  • 29/06/2018Happy Clients Our work at this new build project in West Oxfordshire is nearly done. Close involvement with an engaged and enlightened client has produced a project that we’re very proud of. The new family home sits on the site of an
  • 25/06/2018First Graven Hill Project on site Following a large amount of steel co-ordination work and some jiggery pokery with the substructure which was missing some pads, finally our first house at Graven Hill is on site. The footing and block and beam structural ground floor are
  • 19/06/2018Stone Work The external forms are taking shape at our farm cottage project in Oxfordshire. The Cotswold limestone work has harmonised the old cottage forms with the contemporary extension design using traditional rubble stone.
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