Esme Coppock

Esme Coppock

Esme is our Communications Lead and is responsible for expanding online interaction, directing online conversations and project narratives. She is also a student at the University of Edinburgh, studying for an MA in Architectural History and Heritage. Her love of architecture and the transformative power of design are reflected in her work.

Articles by Esme Coppock

Timber framed wall building, part way through construction, with no packing between the timber frames yet. On the floor is a curling red tube curling across the floor expanse - part of an underfloor heating system. communion Architects Hereford, Herefordshire.

Underfloor Doodle

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We are big fans of underfloor heating, especially in the winter with a lovely toasty floor keeping the house warm. Looking at it being.. Continue Reading >

A timber framed structure under construction. at the centre of the image is a ground source heat pump with several red wires spreading out from it across the floor. Communion Architects Hereford, Herefordshire.

Air Source Heat Pump

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We really love underfloor heating. It also works really well with an Air Source Heatpump, because they need lower flow rates compared.. Continue Reading >

A portrait image of a corner of a room where two floor to ceiling windows meet with oak beam framing and bracing the space. cream roof and garden outside with a miuddy flower bed, grass and trees beyond. Communion Architects, Hereford, Herefordshire.

Bringing the light in

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When our clients are looking to extend, they are not looking for another small, dark space bolted on the existing building. Together,.. Continue Reading >

A corridor strewn with building equipment such as tool boxes and ladders. The top half of the walls are painted white, the lower half have been stripped and show exposed brick. A red line runs between the two. Communion Architects Hereford.

After the Storm

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We are working with Freedom Church Hereford to repair flood damage from Storm Denis. We are looking to install improvements to reduce the.. Continue Reading >

A 'wriggly' tin roof with breeze block walls, surrounded by scaffolding. A rural dwelling on the Herefordshire, Worcestershire border. Communion architects, Hereford.

‘Wriggly’ Roof

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Our Gamekeepers Cottage is taking on the farmyard aesthetic with Netherwood’s Estate’s Navy Blue ‘Wriggly Tin’ Roof. This is fast becoming the material and.. Continue Reading >

A black and white timber framed house with a thatched roof and large chimney breast on the left hand side. The right hand side has a double height extension with small windows, white render and tile roof, with grass in front. Communion Architects, Hereford, Herefordshire.

Almost there!

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It’s been a long project on site and the end is finally in sight. This cottage suffered from extensive fire damage but has now.. Continue Reading >

Interior of a new dwelling in Herefordshire, under construction. Concrete floor, timber beams, exposed insulation, in the pitched roof. The pitched roof has a pitched window running the length of the peak. The walls show exposed breeze blocks and brick, with the right hand wall open for floor to ceiling windows. Communion Architects Hereford.

Progress on site

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This project is coming along beautifully, the window along the top of the pitched roof has been installed along with some of the.. Continue Reading >

A new dwelling in Herefordshire. L-shaped plan, half the image shows the outside with a muddy building site, the other half shows the darker interior currently under construction with exposed wooden panels, breeze blocks, and insulation in view. Communion Architects, Hereford, Herefordshire.

Exposing Architecture

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The raw space of construction, inside and out, it’s quite amazing to think that this cold, hard, muddy site will become a warm, welcoming.. Continue Reading >

a muddy building site with Herefordshire's red clay soil. In the middle of the dirt is a scaffold-covered bungalow, a new dwelling. A yellow digger rests in front of the new house under construction. Communion Architects, Hereford, Herefordshire.

Gamekeepers Cottage

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Our Gamekeepers Cottage taking on the farmyard aesthetic, works are progressing fast on site, another couple of months and the residents will be ready.. Continue Reading >

Pitched roof attic room with two men dress in black surveying the work done. Timber beams and Alex supports are visible. Plaster boards scatter the floor for use in another room. Communion architects, Hereford, Herefordshire.

Lime Plastering

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Inspecting the internal lime plastering which has been completed. The colour of the lime next to the oak structure looks so beautiful that we’re.. Continue Reading >

Inside a room under construction. Looking at a small timber framed window with exposed timber beams above and walls part painted, part plaster, with tools and timber on the floor in front. Part of an effort to conserve a fire damaged cottage, Communion Architects, Hereford, Herefordshire.

Repairs

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Continuing work on this Grade II Cottage in Worcestershire. It suffered from fire damaged and has been extensively and sensitively repaired. May 2021.. Continue Reading >

The left hand side shows a pile of flat layers of insulation. To the right hand side, the insulation is wrapped in round plastic bundles labelled 'thermal fleece'. Communion Architects, Hereford, Herefordshire.

Insulation

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Wood fibre and sheep’s wool insulation for a thatched roof in Worcestershire. April 2021.. Continue Reading >

An apex roof light, part of a small orangery extension. Through the roof light, two dormer windows of the house can be seen. Communion Architects, Hereford, Herefordshire.

Orange you glad to see me?!

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Admiring this window in a new orangery for a house in Herefordshire. We love how much light these windows bring.. Continue Reading >

A freshly plastered room, light brown, still slightly damp. Two people stand in the space looking at the room and out the end window, the far wall has floor to ceiling glass windows looking out to a green grassy view. A new extension by communion architects, Hereford, Herefordshire.

Space, Light, Views

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Contrary to popular belief, extensions are not about having a bit more space – they are about the transformation of space. Transforming space,.. Continue Reading >

A muddy field, red Herefordshire clay soil, with yellow rope marking out rectangular zones. Preparing to dig foundations. Communion Architects, Hereford, Herefordshire.

And so it begins…

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Marking out foundations for a new Rural Workers Cottage on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border. March 2021.. Continue Reading >

A L shaped black and white cottage with scaffolding, with a new thatched roof, complete with a decorative ridge.

Decorative Ridge

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The thatch is complete! Beautifully finished with a decorative ridge. March 2021.. Continue Reading >

Two dormer windows with thatch and decorative ridges at the apex of the dormers and roof. Communion Architects, Hereford, Herefordshire.

Thatched Dormers

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Admiring the smooth transition from roof to dormer in the thatch. This is the first time Communion have worked with thatchers to re-thatch a.. Continue Reading >

A thatcher in a blue t-shirt works on top of a pitched roof, laying out thatch to complete the re-thatched cottage. Photo taken from the top of the roof. Communion Architects Hereford, Herefordshire.

Thatching all day long

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Completing a new Thatched roof for a Grade II listed cottage, damaged by fire, located on top of a Worcestershire hill. March.. Continue Reading >

Close up of thatched roof and thatch dormer window. Image focuses on the thickness of thatch which is approximately 50 cm, based on sight. Communion Architects, Hereford, Herefordshire.

Admiring the Thatch

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The thatching on this roof is nearing completion, we were admiring the thickness of the thatch, the layers of reeds required to protect.. Continue Reading >

A board of insulation stands upright against a white plaster board behind it, with a fire damaged timber frame behind them both. Part of repairs to a fire damaged cottage, creating breathable construction to protect the historic fabric. Communion Architects, Hereford, Herefordshire.

Paratex

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The wall shows old repairs to a cottage, these were unbreathable and sealed in damp. We’re using pavatex boards which will act as insulation and.. Continue Reading >