Development Sketch

This is a development sketch for the landscaping of a project that is currently on site; a way of developing ideas in an informal way as part of the designing process.

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.

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

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

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

Timber Frame

We have been working with Steico, specialists in wood fibre insulation and timber joists, to create giant timber frame ‘kits’ where every length of wood is pre-cut and numbered off-site ready to be assembled quickly and efficiently on site. This

Work on site

Still shrouded in scaffolding, the flat roof of this new home in Gloucestershire is taking shape. The roof will be sewn with wild-flowers which will be a haven for wildlife but also a disguise for the the solar panels. The

New studio on site

Having received planning permission, work on our new studio has started on site. We are converting a steel framed barn into a Passiv-standard studio space which we hope to complete towards the autumn of this year. The conversion will reuse

On site progress

The steels / i-joists are going up on one of our current projects in Buckinghamshire. The site has fantastic views and the views of the landscape are beginning to be framed within it.

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

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

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.

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

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 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.

Copper Roof

We’ve been hoping for an opportunity to work with this material for some time and now we’re seeing the first glimpses of the standing seam copper roof being revealed on this project in Buckinghamshire. It will be exciting to see

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

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