• How to build an indoor swimming pool next to a listed building

    How to build an indoor swimming pool next to a listed building

    How a 10m x 5m pool can transform your home This indoor pool and private leisure-facility includes: a games room, snooker room, a pool hall, a shower facility and a gym area. The project is built on the side of a Grade 2 Listed building in rural Herefordshire. The property is a C17th farmhouse located […]

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  • Self build house in open countryside

    Self build house in open countryside

    About the project This dream self build house in open countryside is a triumph, as planning laws make it all but impossible to gain approval. However, the ‘all-but impossible’ – is at the cutting edge of the self build opportunity, and this self build project is a result of exemption clauses in planning law, which […]

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  • House Extension gets a Wood Award

    House Extension gets a Wood Award

    About the project The private house, located within an historic parkland setting is surrounded by mature ornamental trees. The commission consisted of removing a single-storey brick-built garage and replacing with a two storey contemporary addition to add space at the rear of the existing house, and provide views to the rear gardens. The project uses […]

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  • Canwood Gallery

    Canwood Gallery

    About the project This stunning Barn Conversion Canwood Gallery designed by architect Garry Thomas is located in some of the UK’s best rural countryside. The site is an old farmstead in the village of Checkley located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The client, a retired farmer, has collected together a contemporary art collection […]

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  • Urban Design

    Urban Design

    About the project Creating Places for People is a commitment to best practice urban design in our towns and cities. This project is the result of two years of collaborative work between Owen Williams, a delivery partner identified by Herefordshire Council, and community stakeholders at all levels. The brief called for the re-imagination of Hightown […]

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  • Grand Designs

    Grand Designs

    About the project This old threshing barn, located in the Forest of Dene near Ross on Wye was converted by the client as a self build project. The client was interested in bringing about a modern take on a typical barn conversion, and as they were furniture designers themselves, they were also interested in presenting […]

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  • Restaurant


    About the project This bespoke café project makes use of a very low budget, which transformed a corner store into a creative delicatessen and café. The project uses giant graphics, together with wall and ceiling hangings, to dress-up a utilitarian space. The project resulted in the use of ‘earthy’ materials, in the form of furniture, […]

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  • House Design

    House Design

    About this project Self Build House – Open Countryside This project in Herefordshire turns ‘lifestyle into an architectural tourism destination’. The Glass Box Guest House, is located in the Wye valley. As a structure, it reflects rigour and attention to detail, attributes that architect Garry Thomas credits both to his father, who is a blacksmith, […]

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  • Schools


    About the project Ludlow college, is an ancient school set within the heart of the town. The campus is scattered around the town centre and the site at Mill Street contains a collection of buildings from an ancient 14th century great hall, to a delightful Edwardian art block. The project considered the placing of a […]

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