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.

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.

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

Maggie’s

This coming Thursday 8th November at 7.30pm, Charlie will be giving a talk at Maggie’s Centre in Oxford. Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer, and their families and friends. All tickets include a glass of wine and

Graven Hill Showcase

The successful self-build development at Graven Hill is hosting a Showcase on Saturday 17th November. It will be an opportunity for potential homeowners to tour the site and see what products Graven Hill have to offer. Charlie will be speaking at

Masterplan Completed

We are thrilled that the final two phases of this project in Buckinghamshire have been completed. The home-office and garden-room that nestle in the wooded landscape around the main house are now in use by the very happy client. Click

Taste Maker!

Charlie is interviewed for this week’s Tastemaker column in Friday 21st September’s The Times Bricks & Mortar supplement. Find out what inspired him to work in architecture and his interior design hints and tips.

Homebuilding & Renovating

The Homebuilding & Renovating Show is back at Excel London this weekend, 21st – 23rd September. Charlie will be speaking on Saturday in the Self-Build Theatre offering design inspiration for your home and a guide to building a low energy

Closing stages at Greyfell

The landscaping in the courtyard at Greyfell is taking shape. A series of low stone walls surround a handsome brick paved terrace which steps down to gravel pathways and a kitchen garden. The final touches are being made to the

Ideal Home Show

The Ideal Home Show is currently in residence at Olympia in London until next Monday 2nd April. Charlie will be there this coming Saturday talking about sustainable housing and high quality residential design.

Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2018

The HB&R show is returning to the Birmingham NEC and Charlie will be there this coming Saturday 24th March. Charlie will be speaking on a range of topics from giving a step by step guide to designing your dream home,

Vine house in Grand Designs

Our Wiltshire project, the Vine House is featured in the March edition of Grand Designs Magazine. In the feature about extending your period property the house is used to illustrate how to sensitively extend a period listed property.

Best of Houzz 2018!

For the third year in a row we’ve been voted Best of Houzz 2018 in the Design category. This means our projects have been voted amongst the most popular within the Houzz community – Thank-you Houzz!

Taking shape

The old bungalow walls of this extensive renovation have been waterproofed and a new external skin of Cotswold dry stone walling is going up. Not forgetting the insulation, airtightness membrane and taping of course!  

Walking through the floorplan

Beanacre is now out of the ground. The floor slab is down, the structural walls are going up and this means it’s possible to get an idea of how the spaces will ultimately work together. Check the Homebuilding & Renovating website blog where Charlie meets with

Re-store

This cottage near Burford has been re-roofed, re-pointed and under-pinned. Short of being totally re-built, the corner of the building has been removed to make way for a large window opening for what will become the snug. The concrete slab for the extension

Homebuilding & Renovating Show

The Homebuilding & Renovating Show  is back in London at the Excel Centre between 22nd and 24th September. Charlie will be in the Self Build Theatre at 12.30 giving a Beginners Guide to Building a Low-Energy Home, then again at 2pm, with A Step-by-Step Guide

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