• 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Team 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

  • Planning 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

  • Windows

    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

  • On 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

  • Building the Dream

    The next series of Building the Dream is back on our screens from tonight, Wednesday 28th April, 9pm, More4.

  • Steel 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

  • Grand 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

  • Timber 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

  • Work 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

  • Rotunda House

    A few years ago we were invited to pitch an idea for a new home for Prue Leith and John Playfair. Luckily for us they loved our contemporary re-imagining of the English country house. The house features a prominent ‘Piano

  • 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