• 22/06/2020 Studio back open!

    After thirteen weeks the studio is open once again. We’re working in rotation, observing physical distancing and still having virtual meetings. But it’s great to be welcoming some of the team back.

  • 20/05/2020 Future Build Guest Editor!

    Charlie is guest editing this weeks issue of the Future Build newsletter. Future Build is an annual event that aims to bring together innovative brands from the built environment community to share their products and solutions. Click this link to read

  • 12/05/2020 Mobile home

    An exciting project to explore the potential of a mobile home!  On a beautiful site in south east England a mobile home has been in a field for over ten years and the clients can now replace it. We are

  • 23/04/2020 Visual Images

    Our building sites may be closed for the time-being but we’re busy working on feasibility studies and planning applications for clients. These images are visuals we’ve produced to help the client understand the approach to the new building.

  • 03/04/2020 Sketch options

    These sketches show the very early stages of options for a feasibility study, which is one of the first things we do for a new client. Usually we provide two or three options having visited the site and talked through

  • 24/03/2020 Planning permission granted for our new studio!

    We are really excited to have planning approval for what will become our new studio space next year. We intend to create a Passive-standard building with the minimum amount of carbon emissions associated with its construction. As we create buildings

  • 16/03/2020 Building the Dream

    The new series of Building the Dream starts on More4, this coming Wednesday 18th March, 9pm!

  • 03/03/2020 Futurebuild

    This Thursday Charlie will be joining a panel of industry experts on the Steico stand at Futurebuild for a series of talks on tackling the climate crisis. They will be talking about how to meet the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge

  • 27/02/2020 Hook Norton Community Housing

    The planning permission has been submitted for our scheme for the Hook Norton community housing project. The scheme, which is the culmination of an extensive community engagement process plans to create 12 dwellings and a community building centred around a

  • 16/02/2020 Hidden Gem

    Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Warwickshire countryside, building work has started on remodelling and extending this beautiful manor house. The plan is to create a more cohesive family living environment and enhance the connections between

  • 06/02/2020 Planning application

    These artists impression images were included as part of a recent planning application we’ve submitted. The application is for the retro-fit and extension of an existing dwelling, and an adjacent new-build in the conservation area of an Oxfordshire village.

  • 30/01/2020 Bringing the outside in

    The location of this project, next to an ancient woodland in Oxfordshire, meant that large openings were essential. The verticality of the trees is repeated in the vertical timber mullions which emphasise a connection to the outside.

  • 16/01/2020 Developing a design

    We’re currently working on a small 2-plot housing scheme in the Cotswolds. These images show the development of the design at the concept stage to illustrate the feel of the project to the client.

  • 10/01/2020 We are hiring!

    Based in the rural North Oxfordshire countryside, we are a small practice looking for a resourceful, independent and creative experienced Part 2 or recently qualified Part 3 to join our team. We work on projects ranging from Passive standard new-builds,

  • 24/12/2019 HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
  • 16/12/2019 Charlie Builds a House

    Back in the late Spring of 2017 Charlie started building his own house. The whole process has been followed by Homebuilding & Renovating and you can now see how his journey unfolded, including the final reveal, if you click this

  • 18/11/2019 Barn Adaptation

    This barn was originally converted 20 years ago. The current owners were keen to adapt it to suit their needs and in doing so we’ve taken the opportunity to breathe some of it’s original ‘barn-ness’ back into the building. The

  • 04/11/2019 Linking past and present

    This lead and glass link uses the classic method of transparency to connect and distinguish between an old and new building.

  • 24/10/2019 The Bristol Housing Festival

    The second year of the Bristol Housing Festival is now underway and Charlie will be speaking at the Self Build and Community Led Housing event there tomorrow. The Festival is supporting the building of new communities across the city of Bristol through an

  • 07/10/2019 The HexxHome Show Home

    We’ve been working with HexxHome on designs for a show home at the Graven Hill self build community village near Bicester. Our 3-bedroom Hexxhome concept uses a patented  prefabricated build system which is perfect for prospective custom build home owners.