12/05/2017 Planning Permission

We have just gained planning approval on a project in Oxfordshire where our clients wanted to extend and improve this barn that had originally been converted in the 1990s. The proposal catches the original barn between two related single storey volumes which will share their materials Рdry laid stone, untreated hardwood, lead and glass. One extends the kitchen into a pavilion like family/dining room, the other links the original house with a studio and playroom in a converted garage.

Option Flat

  • 25/06/2018First 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
  • 19/06/2018Stone 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.
  • 11/06/2018Sunday 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.
  • 04/06/2018Build 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.
  • 11/05/2018Back 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
  • 30/04/2018Building the Dream is back! A new series of Building the Dream will be hitting the screens this Wednesday 2nd May, 9pm, More4.
  • 27/04/2018Taking 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.
  • 17/04/2018Busy with planning We’ve just submitted a planning application for this scheme in Oxfordshire.¬†The 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
  • 03/04/2018Closing 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
  • 28/03/2018Ideal 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.
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