Nearing completion

This project next to the woods just south of Oxford is nearing completion. The wood cladding is looking very fresh but the untreated white cedar shingle on the lower half will fade to a pale white colour and the larch

Planning submitted

We’ve just submitted a planning application to undertake a substantial re-modelling of a mid-Victorian house that had been altered and extended several times. Quite a challenge. A key part of the plan is to re-locate the main access which currently

Building the Dream is back

The next series of Building the Dream is back on More4 from Tuesday 9th July, 9pm.

London’s Great Bridges

A fascinating show looking behind the scenes at a multi-million pound project to re-light London’s bridges. The three part series starting this Saturday 7th July on Channel 4 at 7pm, looks at the history and culture of London’s bridges and

Ideal Home!

The Sheepfold is featured in July’s issue of Ideal Home magazine; pick up your copy now!

Impossible Builds

Impossible Builds is back on our screens starting tonight on More4, 9pm.

Oxford Green Week

This week is Oxford Green Week . A city-wide festival which uses culture, creativity and community to inspire local people to take action against climate change. Charlie is joining with Transition by Design, an architecture and design co-operative to talk about sustainable architecture

Timber Frame

Following several months of coordination with the timber frame manufacturer, this new-build project is finally bursting into life. The prefabricated elements are hoisted in to place with a telehandler; a process that produces a weather tight shell in a mere

Garden Room Extension

This new garden room extension will provide much needed extra living space to the existing cottage and greater connection to the garden. Connected by a linking walkway the garden building will compliment the cottage with a sensitive use of materials

Gone to Planning

We have just submitted a planning application for a replacement dwelling in Buckinghamshire. The original house dated back to the 1850s and had been extended a number of times and this piecemeal approach had left little evidence of the original

Ground preparations

A reduced level dig is underway at this site in Buckinghamshire to prepare the way for the installation of the timber frame, our client’s chosen construction method. Once the insulating slab has been cast the core structure of the frame

Bricks!

Our first project on the Graven Hill self build development has shrugged off it’s layer of scaffolding to reveal all its brickwork glory. Windows to follow shortly!

Small but perfectly formed

We’ve been working on a small extension project to an old school house and the extension building is finally going up. It replaces a previous extension and attempts to create a more sympathetic addition as well as improve the flow

Feasibility

We’re busy with Feasibility Studies for clients at the moment. This one near Burford in Oxfordshire shows two possible options for a steeply sloping long site where the client would like to build at the bottom of their garden.

New concept

We’re working on the concept design stage for this replacement dwelling. So far the feedback from the planners has been positive which will encourage us to continue in this direction.

Building for longevity

Even though the cottage is still shrouded in scaffolding, it’s reclaimed slates are being fixed to the roof as the builders move further towards making the building water tight. Designing for longevity is an important part of sustainable building. In

Long time coming

We recently received planning permission to remodel and modestly extend an already converted barn in Oxfordshire. The application was originally refused permission due to the size of a proposed link extension, but believing in the integrity of the design we

Breathing new life

Work has started on site to breathe new life in to this late 1960’s house. The plan is to renovate and extend to modernise the house and improve the quality of the living spaces. A contemporary addition will celebrate the

Clearing the way

Clearing work has begun to prepare the site for this exciting new-build in the woods. Originally the canteen building in the grounds of a school, it will be removed and replaced by a modest, low energy home for a local

Merry Christmas…

… and a Happy New Year!

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