Planning permission

Even during lockdown the planning wheels were still turning and we were granted planning permission for the remodelling and extension of this Victorian farmhouse. The family have now outgrown the house and our proposals seek to provide more suitable living

Studio back open!

After thirteen weeks the studio is open once again. We’re working in rotation, observing physical distancing and still having virtual meetings. But it’s great to be welcoming some of the team back.

Future Build Guest Editor!

Charlie is guest editing this weeks issue of the Future Build newsletter. Future Build is an annual event that aims to bring together innovative brands from the built environment community to share their products and solutions. Click this link to read

Mobile home

An exciting project to explore the potential of a mobile home!  On a beautiful site in south east England a mobile home has been in a field for over ten years and the clients can now replace it. We are

Visual Images

Our building sites may be closed for the time-being but we’re busy working on feasibility studies and planning applications for clients. These images are visuals we’ve produced to help the client understand the approach to the new building.

Sketch options

These sketches show the very early stages of options for a feasibility study, which is one of the first things we do for a new client. Usually we provide two or three options having visited the site and talked through

Hidden Gem

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Warwickshire countryside, building work has started on remodelling and extending this beautiful manor house. The plan is to create a more cohesive family living environment and enhance the connections between

Futurebuild

This Thursday Charlie will be joining a panel of industry experts on the Steico stand at Futurebuild for a series of talks on tackling the climate crisis. They will be talking about how to meet the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge

Hook Norton Community Housing

The planning permission has been submitted for our scheme for the Hook Norton community housing project. The scheme, which is the culmination of an extensive community engagement process plans to create 12 dwellings and a community building centred around a

Planning application

These artists impression images were included as part of a recent planning application we’ve submitted. The application is for the retro-fit and extension of an existing dwelling, and an adjacent new-build in the conservation area of an Oxfordshire village.

Bringing the outside in

The location of this project, next to an ancient woodland in Oxfordshire, meant that large openings were essential. The verticality of the trees is repeated in the vertical timber mullions which emphasise a connection to the outside.

Developing a design

We’re currently working on a small 2-plot housing scheme in the Cotswolds. These images show the development of the design at the concept stage to illustrate the feel of the project to the client.

We are hiring!

Based in the rural North Oxfordshire countryside, we are a small practice looking for a resourceful, independent and creative experienced Part 2 or recently qualified Part 3 to join our team. We work on projects ranging from Passive standard new-builds,

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Charlie Builds a House

Back in the late Spring of 2017 Charlie started building his own house. The whole process has been followed by Homebuilding & Renovating and you can now see how his journey unfolded, including the final reveal, if you click this

Barn Adaptation

This barn was originally converted 20 years ago. The current owners were keen to adapt it to suit their needs and in doing so we’ve taken the opportunity to breathe some of it’s original ‘barn-ness’ back into the building. The

Linking past and present

This lead and glass link uses the classic method of transparency to connect and distinguish between an old and new building.

The Bristol Housing Festival

The second year of the Bristol Housing Festival is now underway and Charlie will be speaking at the Self Build and Community Led Housing event there tomorrow. The Festival is supporting the building of new communities across the city of Bristol through an

The HexxHome Show Home

We’ve been working with HexxHome on designs for a show home at the Graven Hill self build community village near Bicester. Our 3-bedroom Hexxhome concept uses a patented  prefabricated build system which is perfect for prospective custom build home owners.

Concept Massing

At the moment we’re working on the concept massing for a walled garden house. Sketching out the massing helps determine the relative sizes of the building volumes and the spaces they create between them.

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