• 23/07/2018 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.

  • 11/07/2018 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

  • 05/07/2018 Country House

    We have just received planning permission to build our take on a contemporary country house. Using traditional materials and incorporating classical themes, the design provides unique contemporary living accommodation in an idyllic Cotswold setting.

  • 29/06/2018 Happy Clients

    Our work at this new build project in West Oxfordshire is nearly done. Close involvement with an engaged and enlightened client has produced a project that we’re very proud of. The new family home sits on the site of an

  • 25/06/2018 First Graven Hill Project on site

    Following a large amount of steel co-ordination work and some jiggery pokery with the substructure which was missing some pads, finally our first house at Graven Hill is on site. The footing and block and beam structural ground floor are

  • 19/06/2018 Stone Work

    The external forms are taking shape at our farm cottage project in Oxfordshire. The Cotswold limestone work has harmonised the old cottage forms with the contemporary extension design using traditional rubble stone.

  • 11/06/2018 Sunday Times

    Charlie was interviewed for an article in today’s Sunday Times Homes supplement about renovating barns. Our project, Manor Farm Barn was featured as an example of re-using original materials within the building.

  • 04/06/2018 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.

  • 11/05/2018 Back to Life

    The plastering has been done and the screed laid on the floor. The original timber beams of this classic 1960s house have been lovingly stripped and repainted by the clients own hands. When they bought the house these beams were

  • 30/04/2018 Building the Dream is back!

    A new series of Building the Dream will be hitting the screens this Wednesday 2nd May, 9pm, More4.

  • 27/04/2018 Taking shape

    The windows are in and the cladding is on the exterior of this project in Oxfordshire. The wall linings are going in internally and the concrete hearth has been formed and floated.

  • 17/04/2018 Busy with planning

    We’ve just submitted a planning application for this scheme in Oxfordshire.┬áThe concept for the design involves exploring a contemporary spin on the classic English country house and sensitively engage this with a lovely existing barn. This involves using traditional materials

  • 03/04/2018 Closing stages at Greyfell

    The landscaping in the courtyard at Greyfell is taking shape. A series of low stone walls surround a handsome brick paved terrace which steps down to gravel pathways and a kitchen garden. The final touches are being made to the

  • 28/03/2018 Ideal Home Show

    The Ideal Home Show is currently in residence at Olympia in London until next Monday 2nd April. Charlie will be there this coming Saturday talking about sustainable housing and high quality residential design.

  • 19/03/2018 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,

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