• 05/09/2022 Concept Sketches

    Concept sketches are developed early on in the design process to quickly generate, test and present ideas to the client. They will be included in a ‘Book 1’ feasibility study which we undertake at the start of every project. We

  • 10/08/2022 Planning granted for Wiltshire house

    We have recently received planning permission for this house extension in Wiltshire. The existing Edwardian house had been subjected to a series of piecemeal additions which required updating to improve the living spaces and the energy efficiency of the house.

  • 19/07/2022 Black Barn Studios

    We’ve had a very happy first six months in the new studio. Given we’re currently experiencing the hottest temperatures since records began, the building is fairing well in the heat. We are heat dumping at night when the air is

  • 25/06/2022 Photo shoot

    Here is a photographer we work with regularly, Ed RS Aves . Juggling the difficulty of shooting a small space – this time from the outside in seems to work best! Photographing a project is an exciting time to revisit a completed building

  • 14/06/2022 Development Sketch

    This is a development sketch for the landscaping of a project that is currently on site; a way of developing ideas in an informal way as part of the designing process.

  • 30/05/2022 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,

  • 15/05/2022 Planning Permission

    We’ve recently received planning permission to refurbish and extend this stone cottage and adjacent outbuilding. The cottage isn’t listed but lies within a conservation area and in close proximity to several listed buildings. Sensitivity to the design and use of

  • 19/04/2022 Sketches

    We use sketches to explore and present ideas to a client before developing the designs through 3D modelling and detailed drawings. These sketches show the development of internal spaces and joinery for a house that is currently on site.

  • 24/03/2022 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

  • 10/03/2022 New project site visit

    Two members of our team recently visited the site for an exciting new project on the Isle of Arran in Scotland. The site, comprising 600 acres of land, will be a multi-purpose event location incorporating an on-going re-wilding project. The

  • 18/02/2022 Starting on Site

    Work has started on site on a project using a timber I beam system we’ve been developing, and first trialled in our own studio here in Oxfordshire. Crockwell Farm is a Class Q conversion that adapts an existing steel framed

  • 04/02/2022 Works on Site

    We’re at the very beginning of this building project on a spectacular site situated on the Ridgeway in Oxfordshire. The farm has been subject to many additions of ancillary buildings over the years and our scheme seeks to reduce the

  • 11/01/2022 Architectural Designer of the Month!

    Charlie and the practice feature in the Jan/Feb issue of Enki magazine as architectural designer of the month. Thank-you to the team at Enki for the wonderful piece featuring a showcase of some of our completed projects.

  • 04/01/2022 Black Barn Studios

    We are starting the new year having moved in to our new studio! The guiding principle for its design is re-use and retain. Much of the existing building has been reused and complimented with a fabric first approach where high

  • 03/12/2021 Renders

    A 3D rendered image gives us and the client a good idea of the feel for a space and how it will look eventually. They help to iron out any issues moving forward and test detail in the layout and

  • 21/11/2021 Tree Milling

    In preparation for work to start on site, two Sycamore trees, much loved by the client have had to be taken down. We suggested they could have the trees milled and given a new lease of life for for the

  • 31/10/2021 Studio News

    A taste of our new route to work! There’s a hive of activity inside the studio at the moment. The oak frames we rescued from one of our building projects have been restored, re-glazed and installed, and the Scottish Elm

  • 09/10/2021 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

  • 24/09/2021 Planning 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