Bear’s Reach shortlisted for RIBA South Award

A recently completed project has been shortlisted for a RIBA South Award 2024! It it one of a few we’ve worked on at the Graven Hill self build development. We worked closely with local builders and specialists to deliver a

Blackwood in competition shortlist

One of our recently completed projects, Blackwood , has been shortlisted for two prizes in this year’s The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards. It has been nominated for Best Self Build Home and Best Green Home. There is a People’s

Blackwood in Enki

The May/June issue of the wonderful Enki magazine is out now, featuring an article on Blackwood , one of our recently completed projects.

Available for Rent

This stone barn conversion in North Cornwall is available to rent as a holiday let. Situated in the North Cornish AONB between Padstow and Newquay and a short distance from Bedruthan Steps. The barn is a very low energy conversion,

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

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

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

Building the Dream

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

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

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

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

The Bristol Housing Festival

The second year of the Bristol Housing Festival is now underway and Charlie will be speaking at the Self Build and Community Led Housing event there tomorrow. The Festival is supporting the building of new communities across the city of Bristol through an

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.

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!

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

Layering Up

The layers that go in to making up the walls of a building. Starting with a brick outer layer and concrete block inner layer sandwiching the most important component of all, the insulation – and lots of it! In this

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

Bricks and mortar

At our first project on the Graven Hill site in Bicester, the bricks are being laid revealing the interesting shape of the building.

Harnessing Solar Energy

As Charlie’s own self-build project progresses, he is posting blogs on the Homebuilding & Renovating website. This month is topically, all about the solar panels. Solar thermal panels have been mounted on to the roof to use the sun’s energy

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