03/02/2021 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 the existing structural elements of the barn – the frame, floor slab and in large part the concrete block walls. We will re-clad the exterior of the building in metal cladding and construct a very sustainable timber structure internally with refurbishment and reuse at its core.

A significant part of the development we will be an extensive re-landscaping and re-wilding of the site to form a bio-diverse environment. We intend to plant around 5000m2 of native and species rich woodland along with a wild-flower meadow planted between them to create a wildlife and insect oasis.

We’ve stripped back and reinforced the existing frame and a thin layer of levelling screed has now been poured.

  • 24/09/2021Planning Permission We are very pleased to have received planning permission for this potting shed which will form an essential part of a productive garden. The garden has become an integral part of our client’s lives and this building will not only
  • 08/09/2021Team Outing Today we visited the beautiful gardens at Broughton Grange, a Tom Stuart Smith designed garden a stones throw from our studio. Even though coming to the end of the main growing season, the cleverly planted garden is still bursting with
  • 07/07/2021Planning 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
  • 15/06/2021Windows 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
  • 14/05/2021On 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
  • 28/04/2021Building the Dream The next series of Building the Dream is back on our screens from tonight, Wednesday 28th April, 9pm, More4.
  • 12/04/2021Steel 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
  • 29/03/2021Grand 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
  • 13/03/2021Timber 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
  • 09/03/2021Work 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
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