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

Build It Live

Charlie will be appearing at Build It Live in Bicester this coming Saturday 9th June. Build It Live is a home building and self-build exhibition with expert guidance and lots of exhibitors all under one roof.

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,

Self Build Made Simple

On Saturday 10th March Charlie will be speaking at the Self Build Made Simple event at Graven Hill in Bicester. The event is an opportunity to tour the Graven Hill site, speak to home providers and put your questions to

Sheepfold appears in Coast

One of our completed projects appears in the March issue of Coast magazine. The Sheepfold and its annex the Sheepshed were bought at auction with only the remnants of their previous occupants and the external walls remaining. They have been carefully renovated

Right to Build Summit

This Thursday Charlie will be a guest speaker at the NaCSBA Right to Build Summit being held at the NSRBC in Swindon. The summit provides a unique insight in to the current and future prospects for the custom and self-build

Graven Hill

This coming Saturday 4th November, the Graven Hill Village development are unveiling their next phase of plots. Charlie will be there amongst other industry experts and the Graven Hill team for the big reveal of Phase 1B. Graven Hill is

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

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

Finishing the foundations at Beanacre

We’re out of the ground and the foundations have been finished at Beanacre. For a more in depth account of how it happened, click on this link to Charlie’s blog at the Homebuilding & Renovating website.

Preparing the Site at Beanacre

First, dig a big hole! Follow this link to a timelapse film showing the preparation of the site along with other interviews and snippets from the build.  

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