Planning Permission

We’ve recently received planning permission to refurbish and extend this stone cottage and adjacent outbuilding. The cottage isn’t listed but lies within a conservation area and in close proximity to several listed buildings. Sensitivity to the design and use of

Sketches

We use sketches to explore and present ideas to a client before developing the designs through 3D modelling and detailed drawings. These sketches show the development of internal spaces and joinery for a house that is currently on site.

Graven Hill

We’ve been involved in a few self-build projects at Graven Hill. As one of the largest self-build and custom-build development sites in the country, it is giving home owners the opportunity to choose a housing style that best fits with

New project site visit

Two members of our team recently visited the site for an exciting new project on the Isle of Arran in Scotland. The site, comprising 600 acres of land, will be a multi-purpose event location incorporating an on-going re-wilding project. The

Starting on Site

Work has started on site on a project using a timber I beam system we’ve been developing, and first trialled in our own studio here in Oxfordshire. Crockwell Farm is a Class Q conversion that adapts an existing steel framed

Works on Site

We’re at the very beginning of this building project on a spectacular site situated on the Ridgeway in Oxfordshire. The farm has been subject to many additions of ancillary buildings over the years and our scheme seeks to reduce the

Architectural Designer of the Month!

Charlie and the practice feature in the Jan/Feb issue of Enki magazine as architectural designer of the month. Thank-you to the team at Enki for the wonderful piece featuring a showcase of some of our completed projects.

Black Barn Studios

We are starting the new year having moved in to our new studio! The guiding principle for its design is re-use and retain. Much of the existing building has been reused and complimented with a fabric first approach where high

Renders

A 3D rendered image gives us and the client a good idea of the feel for a space and how it will look eventually. They help to iron out any issues moving forward and test detail in the layout and

Tree Milling

In preparation for work to start on site, two Sycamore trees, much loved by the client have had to be taken down. We suggested they could have the trees milled and given a new lease of life for for the

Studio News

A taste of our new route to work! There’s a hive of activity inside the studio at the moment. The oak frames we rescued from one of our building projects have been restored, re-glazed and installed, and the Scottish Elm

Orchard House

We recently photographed a completed project which was a collaboration between ourselves and our client. The client was very hands on and had undertaken several renovation and conversion projects in the past. The brief was for a modern conversion of

Planning Permission

We are very pleased to have received planning permission for this potting shed which will form an essential part of a productive garden. The garden has become an integral part of our client’s lives and this building will not only

Team Outing

Today we visited the beautiful gardens at Broughton Grange, a Tom Stuart Smith designed garden a stones throw from our studio. Even though coming to the end of the main growing season, the cleverly planted garden is still bursting with

Planning Permission

We’ve received planning permission for a house in a small village on a considerable sized plot and amazing views across a valley. As we find with many buildings the thermal efficiency of the existing fabric is poor and the cellular

Windows

The windows are going in to our new studio building which is a very exciting day. These huge, high performance, triple glazed windows are made by Internorm and will contribute to the airtightness of the building. Adopting a fabric first

On Site Progress

Excitement on site in Buckinghamshire as the enormous windows are lifted in to place. The windows form the glazing for the ‘lantern’ which will allow light to flood in to all corners of the building at all times of the

Building the Dream

The next series of Building the Dream is back on our screens from tonight, Wednesday 28th April, 9pm, More4.

Steel framed barn conversion

We are working with a client to convert a steel framed barn in to a home fit for a growing family. The barn had achieved a class Q planning permission but the client wanted to refine the plans to be

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