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A podcast that opens up the creative and construction processes involved in architecture and how it transforms spaces and changes lives.


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A podcast that opens up the creative and construction processes involved in architecture and how it transforms spaces and changes lives.




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Extending a Worcestershire Cottage for a New Family Chapter

In this episode we chat to Steve and Liz, owners of a charming nineteenth century cottage in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside. The couple have lived here for many years and love their home, however they felt it lacked a large family space where they could entertain their extended family. Join us as we hear their insights into the journey of building a wonderful orangery extension …


The LA House in Herefordshire

Our client Russell lives in a 1960s house with beautiful views over the River Wye. He talks to us about his experience of undertaking a significant renovation project to update his mid-century home for the modern day.


Pensons at the Netherwood Estate

In this episode we talk to Peta Darnley, founder and owner of Pensons at the Netherwood Estate, an award winning, Michelin Star restaurant on the Herefordshire-Worcestershire border. Peta talks about her vision for the project which saw a series of dilapidated agricultural buildings transformed into an enterprise which celebrates the very best of local food, drink and design, while giving back to the local community. Join us as we hear how a forgotten corner of England is now on the foodie map...


The Creation of an Accessible Community Hub

Welcome to the Take a Pew Tearoom at St Michael & All Angels, a 12th century church in Kingstone village in Herefordshire. In this episode we hear from the church family about the re-ordering of St Michaels, which has allowed the building to be used for a wider range of events. Join us as we listen to how a simple re-ordering scheme has created an accessible hub to see a community transformed. To see photos and discover more about this project visit


The Grey House: Extending a 1930s House into 21st Century Family Home

Our clients, Sophie, Chris and their two children relocated to a beautiful village in Herefordshire, overlooking the Malvern Hills. They had found the perfect location, but their house, with its dark rooms and small kitchen, didn’t suit their family life. In this podcast, our clients talk to us about their journey; through the design and construction process, and the transformational effect of the extension on their family life. Case Study and Photos:


Ridgeway: Transforming a 1970s House for the Third Age

Our clients relocated from their countryside home into a market town, where they found a 1970s house, surrounded by gardens, in an ideal location. They loved the setting of their new home but felt the house required renovation in order to update the facade and provide a more spacious living environment. This podcast walks us through their journey, from finding and choosing a house to hiring an architect, to the realities of living and working with builders on site during a construction project, and the delight of living in their completed extension. “Living here, it was ok before but it’s brilliant now. It just lifts the spirit.” For more on this project visit the projects page at


The Pool House Farm. A historic house in Herefordshire

Alex invites you to pull up a chair and enter a conversation with James and Suzanna who bought a historic house in Herefordshire hoping to start producing cider from its apple orchard in the grounds. Little Pomona Cider Project case study and photos