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

A wood oak column with bark stands upright against a horizontal wooden plank, the two are joined together with wooden pegs.

Old Meets New

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The old and the new oak beams are being pegged into place to this ancient oak post. This forms part of some extensive.. Continue Reading >

A wooden oak roof truss lays on green grass in the foreground, behind it is a white van and a red brick cottage covered with scaffolding. Communion Architects, Hereford.

New Oak Truss

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This is a new oak truss being fabricated on site, it will be lifted into place to form a new traditional roof for this.. Continue Reading >

A new oak window frame set in a newly built stone wall, through the empty window a builder in a hi-viz jacket and white hard hat can be seen surveying works. Communion Architects, Hereford.

Oak Framed Windows

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Inserting new oak windows into stone work walls. Re-imagining a kitchen to Grade 2 Listed Farmhouse in beautiful Herefordshire. November 2020.. Continue Reading >

Perspective image on a long wooden roof truss taking up most of the image, it leads the viewer to a stone build house in the background, the new roof truss is part of extension works on the site. Communion Architects, Hereford

Eaves detailing

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New zinc roof to re-imagined kitchen to Listed Farmhouse in Herefordshire. This project had to temporarily halted during lockdown, it is now back up and.. Continue Reading >

On the left hand side is a red brick victorian house with large windows, on the far right side is dark green foliage, in the centre, there is a cityscape view across Herefordshire partially blocked by a green tree in the centre. Communion Architects, Hereford.

A previously unseen view

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We often say it’s what we take away that’s more important than what we add. This view was previously hidden behind a serious.. Continue Reading >

a short plank on wood laying on a grey concrete floor across the lower third of the image, the short plank is surrounded by wood chips, off cuts and saw dust. Communion Architects, Herefordshire.

Tools of the Trade: Timber

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Carpentry taking place on site to create a new wall plate truss from oak. Part of ongoing repairs to a fire damaged.. Continue Reading >

A wrought iron gate with one side slightly open. Behind the gate is a grassy graveyard and stoney path leading to the main door of a village church behind. The stone walls are a light yellow stone and the roof is pale brown. The church is partially obstructed by a large evergreen. Communion Architects, Hereford.

The Future of the Past

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All opportunities lie in the future – opening on the door on a new project. We love working with churches because.. Continue Reading >

A small digger with a white arm on site. The bucket rests on the floor behind the pile of earth in the foreground, a two storey White cottage in the background. On Site for an extension in Worcestershire, communion architects.


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Digging down to create foundations at this site. This is at the start of the construction process to create an extension to this cottage. It’s.. Continue Reading >

Standing inside some deep foundations looking up to the clear blue sky. The soil is a beautiful dark red reflecting the Herefordshire location, above it rises the existing house with the sky above.

View from the Trenches

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Excavating in order to create foundations for an extension to an orangery in Worcestershire. September 2020.. Continue Reading >

Victorian Mosaic tile floor in a church, three new tiles sit on top of the original tiled floor, all the tiles are varying ceramic shades. The new tiles will fill the gaps in the mosaic elsewhere in the church. The colours have been carefully matched to reflect the varying tones

Replacement Mosaics

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A simple and important repair for St Matthias. Over time some of the Victorian tiles have become lost. Solus tiles have been able to.. Continue Reading >

Looking across out over green field, evergreens and a cloudy blue sky from the roof of a fire damaged cottage, the view is interrupted in the foreground by the scaffolding and chimney breast being repaired. Communion Architects, Herefordshire

Green and Pleasant Land

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Appreciating the beautiful Worcestershire countryside from the roof of this cottage on site this afternoon. September 2020.. Continue Reading >

Standing on some access scaffolding looking across at a chimney being constructed at the far end of a cottage, it's covered in scaffolding and the thatch which should cover the roof has not yet been relaid since the fire. Re-building a fire damaged cottage in Worcestershire. communion architects Hereford.

A New Flue

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Standing on access scaffolding to view the new chimney being built, part of some extension re-construction works to rebuild this fire damaged cottage... Continue Reading >

Looking down into a room on a construction site from the roof of a fire damaged cottage. Bird eye view plans in real life. Communion Architects Hereford

Bird’s Eye View

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Views from the access scaffolding looking down on this site, into a fire damaged cottage in Worcestershire. September 2020.. Continue Reading >

Looking over a roof of a fire damaged thatch cottage, currently being supported by lots of scaffolding, a new oak support has been installed along one side of the roof, this will support the new thatch coming soon. Communion Architects, Herefordshire, Worcestershire

Oak Thatch Supports

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New oak framing to support a thatched roof to our phoenix project in Worcester. Each of the oak posts have been tenoned into.. Continue Reading >

Two slender, angled tiles next to rendered bathroom plans on a workbench, planning out bathroom and tile design on site, communion architects Hereford

Tile Selection

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Final tile selection for new bathroom, part of an extension to a 1970s house. Working with Solus Tiles to deliver a herringbone floor made from.. Continue Reading >

New Openings

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New powder coated aluminium windows with solar enhanced glass that reflects 80% of the sun’s heat. The precision of aluminium shining out through the.. Continue Reading >

A flat roofed, timber framed pool house - only structural frame has been erected so far, communion architects Hereford

Splashing Around

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A new, timber-framed, pool house building is shaping up nicely. Part of a scheme to re-imagine a garden in Hereford. August 2020.. Continue Reading >

A pile of used pegging out sticks, they've been used on site for marking out digging areas - communiion architects herefiord

Sticking around

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Remember these? These pegging-out sticks arrived on site a few weeks ago to mark out the garden perimeter. They’ve served us well, the digging.. Continue Reading >

Construction worker in a hi-vis jacket measuring the level of a stone wall as part of some landscaping works in a garden in Hereford, Communion Architects

Re-imagining a garden

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Setting out a new landscape. Creating paths through a re-imagined garden in Hereford. August 2020.. Continue Reading >

A wooden bench with lead rolls and cutting tools - part of a roofer's kit - image from a construction site in Herefordshire, communion architects

Details Matter

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We love the skills and materials that are found on building sites. Here a roofer turning Code 4 lead rolls into flashings for a.. Continue Reading >