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 run successful community businesses.

Charlie hosted Plunkett’s 2018 Rural Community Business Awards where he met and heard first-hand of the difference communities make when they rally together to save a local asset.

He will host key organisational events in the charity’s 2019 calendar, and support the launch of Plunkett’s centenary fundraising campaign later this spring.

  • 15/04/2019Gone 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
  • 08/04/2019Ground 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
  • 26/03/2019Bricks! 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!
  • 18/03/2019Small 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
  • 04/03/2019Plunkett 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
  • 12/02/2019Feasibility 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.
  • 04/02/2019New 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.
  • 29/01/2019Building 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
  • 21/01/2019Long 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
  • 15/01/2019Breathing 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
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