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

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

Grand Designs

Our Cornish project is in April’s edition of Grand Designs magazine, in a feature about the driveway. Charlie is quoted in the opening paragraph as saying, “The journey from the driveway to front door to entrance hall is an important

Rotunda House

A few years ago we were invited to pitch an idea for a new home for Prue Leith and John Playfair. Luckily for us they loved our contemporary re-imagining of the English country house. The house features a prominent ‘Piano

Small but perfectly formed

We are working on breathing new life in to this modest field barn. Intended as an annex for overflow accommodation, our scheme will create extra space through a lower ground floor extension sensitively designed to retain the original character of

Planning application

We’ve just submitted a planning application to regenerate and bring cohesion to a set of farm buildings on the Ridgeway in Oxfordshire. The site has evolved over the years with various piecemeal additions to the main farmhouse and ancillary buildings

Work in progress

Interior view of a new dwelling as part of preparations for a planning application. This shows the entrance area which takes advantage of the far-reaching views and natural light afforded by it’s position.

New Project Completed

We’re pleased to have completed this lovely extension project in North Oxfordshire. A light touch and some simple alterations to the existing internal layout have provided a light filled kitchen and dining space for the family along with increased connection

New Planning Application

We’ve submitted a planning application for the extensive re-modelling of a barn, it’s associated outbuildings and wider landscape. Originally forming part of a working farm the barn was converted in to residential use in the early 1990’s. The barn has

3D modelling

This 3-D model helps the us and the client see the finished building more clearly. In this case the proposed works to a bungalow will improve the thermal efficiency to suit the clients needs and create a low energy dwelling

Completed Project

We’re pleased to announce the completion of a new project! The new garden building at Pear Tree Cottage creates a light filled modern living space distinct from the more traditional feel of the original cottage. Connected by a short link

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Sketch scheme

One of the first stages of work we carry out for clients will be a feasibility study to explore options in response to a brief. These images are the result of working up the preferred option as part of a

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

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.

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