Layering Up

The layers that go in to making up the walls of a building. Starting with a brick outer layer and concrete block inner layer sandwiching the most important component of all, the insulation – and lots of it! In this

Starting on Site

It’s exciting for the architect and the client when a project starts on site; to finally begin to see the building take shape in three dimensions. Here the original cottage is shrouded in scaffolding to protect it from the elements

Masterplan Completed

We are thrilled that the final two phases of this project in Buckinghamshire have been completed. The home-office and garden-room that nestle in the wooded landscape around the main house are now in use by the very happy client. Click

Impossible Builds

In this eight-part series Charlie and co-presenter Aidan Keane meet ambitious families who are building innovative bespoke homes in some of the UK’s most challenging and remote locations. Starts this Thursday 27th September at 9pm on More4.

Taste 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.

Homebuilding & 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

Planning 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

Completed 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

Bricks 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.

Harnessing 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

Country 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.

Happy 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

First 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

Stone 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.

Sunday Times

Charlie was interviewed for an article in today’s Sunday Times Homes supplement about renovating barns. Our project, Manor Farm Barn was featured as an example of re-using original materials within the building.

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