23rd April 2021
Visiting Headlands (Para 55)
Lovely to pop in to see the clients at our Headlands (paragraph 55) house near Cheltenham. The house, which is equipped with Earth Energy Bank inter-seasonal heat storage, is looking and performing fantastically well. Not a bad place for John & Ann to be stuck in lockdown!
20th April 2021
Progress At Lake House (Para 79)
Lovely to see progress photos from Jason King, the bricklayer building buttresses at our Lake House (paragraph 79) project. These internal columns frame the entrance to the lounge and give a sense of engineering substance and a link to the Victorian railway heritage which is so much part of the site’s history. This sets up…
15th April 2021
Dry Stone Wall
Another chance to look at the Cotswold dry stone wall with ‘cock and hen’ topping, used at our Headlands (paragraph 55) house. Built in the AONB, this project sits at the headland between two ridge and furrow fields, in a truly spectacular hillside location.
10th April 2021
Impromptu Visit To Lake House (Para 79)
We were able to visit Lake House (paragraph 79) project on a sunny Friday afternoon. Heart warming to see the clients beaming & gushing about the house, the journey and how it is being made. The client loves that we’re using recycled newspaper & sheep’s wool for insulation & then I showed them the sand…
11th March 2021
Elegant Solution There To Be Discovered
Within every site there’s an elegant solution there to be discovered. Sometimes it just takes longer to find than others! Essential to this process of discovery is the ability to discuss, test & develop ideas face to face with colleagues in the studio. In this case working closely with David Norman patiently testing things in…
6th March 2021
Updated Visuals Of Mossie
This extraordinary (para 79) project has just been updated with new visual renders. Various spaces have recently been updated, improving the flow within the building envelope and the external facade has been further refined to camouflage the dwelling within the surrounding landscape.
1st March 2021
Lake House Update
The impressive structural form of Lake House (para 79) is becoming very apparent, as the construction team reach the roof level of this beautiful development. Unfortunately the extremely wet, winter conditions are still slowing up proceedings, as the builders battle on to complete the roof, ready for the window installation. We are very much looking…
26th February 2021
The Chalk Pit Visuals
We have new visual renders of The Chalk Pit (para 79) as the project nears closer to planning. Here the naturally sloping site has allowed us to have fun with the internal layout, where we have created large double height spaces that enjoy expansive south facing views, maximising the buildings passive solar credentials. Both the…
16th February 2021
Construction Progressing Well At Lake House
Construction work at Lake House is progressing well despite the incessant rain. It was lovely to visit the site with David Norman and Michael Zulueta albeit socially distanced to chat with the construction team about the schedule of work throughout February. We are expecting the windows to arrive very shortly, which is earlier than ideal and an unfortunate…
20th January 2021
Our 22nd Para 79 Approval
We’re delighted to announce that Tewkesbury Borough Council today approved our 22nd Paragraph 79 exceptional dwelling. This one is nestled within a discreet valley in the Cotswolds, AONB (our 8th Para 79 consent within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Delighted for the clients and special thanks to Paul Fong & Mike Davies from Ridge…
18th January 2021
Another Fishing Lake!
Site appraisal at another tranquil fishing lake! This one formed from aggregate extracted to build the M1. Lots of interesting ingredients to play with here, I look forward to getting to know this place a little better.
15th January 2021
Mossie Sunset Renders
We are are currently working on the sunset renders for Mossie, our exciting, new Paragraph 79 project in Cambridgeshire. On the right you can seen the foldable louvre system, which allows occupants to customise their solar shading in the summer and ‘batten down the hatches,’ during winter.