• 15/04/2019 Gone to Planning

    We have just submitted a planning application for a replacement dwelling in Buckinghamshire. The original house dated back to the 1850s and had been extended a number of times and this piecemeal approach had left little evidence of the original

  • 08/04/2019 Ground preparations

    A reduced level dig is underway at this site in Buckinghamshire to prepare the way for the installation of the timber frame, our client’s chosen construction method. Once the insulating slab has been cast the core structure of the frame

  • 26/03/2019 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!

  • 18/03/2019 Small but perfectly formed

    We’ve been working on a small extension project to an old school house and the extension building is finally going up. It replaces a previous extension and attempts to create a more sympathetic addition as well as improve the flow

  • 04/03/2019 Plunkett Foundation

    It was recently announced that Charlie has been appointed as Plunkett Foundation’s Centenary Ambassador. The Plunkett Foundation has been supporting and empowering local community groups for the last one hundred years by providing practical advice, support and training to help local communities

  • 12/02/2019 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.

  • 04/02/2019 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.

  • 29/01/2019 Building for longevity

    Even though the cottage is still shrouded in scaffolding, it’s reclaimed slates are being fixed to the roof as the builders move further towards making the building water tight. Designing for longevity is an important part of sustainable building. In

  • 21/01/2019 Long time coming

    We recently received planning permission to remodel and modestly extend an already converted barn in Oxfordshire. The application was originally refused permission due to the size of a proposed link extension, but believing in the integrity of the design we

  • 15/01/2019 Breathing new life

    Work has started on site to breathe new life in to this late 1960’s house. The plan is to renovate and extend to modernise the house and improve the quality of the living spaces. A contemporary addition will celebrate the

  • 10/01/2019 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

  • 25/12/2018 Merry Christmas…

    … and a Happy New Year!

  • 10/12/2018 Ditchley Park

    We’re excited to have been awarded the opportunity to be involved in the refurbishment of the lecture theatre and offices of the beautiful Grade I listed Ditchley Park, home to the Ditchley Foundation. Having successfully bid for the project our

  • 03/12/2018 World’s Weirdest Homes

    Charlie is back on our screens this coming Wednesday 5th December presenting the weird and wonderful World’s Weirdest Homes. Take a look at some fascinating and unique homes on Channel4 at 9pm.

  • 20/11/2018 Permission granted… for the second time

    Just over a year ago we received planning permission to renovate and extend a 1960s bungalow with the aim of creating a higher thermally performing building and improved living spaces to better suit the needs of a young family. To be

  • 06/11/2018 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

  • 01/11/2018 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

  • 15/10/2018 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

  • 11/10/2018 Starting on Site

    It’s exciting for the architect and the client when a project starts on site; to finally begin to see the building take shape in three dimensions. Here the original cottage is shrouded in scaffolding to protect it from the elements

  • 03/10/2018 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

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