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

Image from construction site. The top right corner of an empty timber door frame is visible. The horizontal and vertical pieces are being temporarily held together with a joinery tools while they are secured. Through the top lintel runs a steel barn, providing extra support. Communion Architects, Herefordshire.

Timber Framed Doorway

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Details from site: a timber framed doorway being secured. The steel bar running through the top lintel provides extra strength and support. This.. Continue Reading >

On the site of listed building in Herefordshire - constructing an extension. Image shows a low stone wall with an empty doorway frame next to it. A steel beam runs through the top timber beam proving extra support. The stone listed building can be seen in the background, communion architects Herefordshire

A Trinity of Materials

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A journey through a history of construction materials in one photo: stone, timber and steel. Utilising each material for the specific qualities.. Continue Reading >

A view from the bottom of a steeply sloping garden looking up towards the house, high in the distance. Stone steps in the foreground, top left of the image obscured by green foliage. A landscaping project by communion architects.

A view from the river

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View from site looking up from river. A landscaping project, shaping this beautiful for garden to match the elegance of the.. Continue Reading >

A view from the roof. A slate roof and read brick chimney in the foreground with a green field and woodland in the background. Working on a home extension to a listed Georgian building in Herefordshire. Communion Architects.

A view from the roof

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The view from the lead flats of a Georgian roof overlooking the buttercup fields and flush green oak woods of Herefordshire... Continue Reading >

Angled photo of stone walls and supporting steel beams on a construction site for a new extension to a listed building in Herefordshire. Communion Architects.

The strength of steel

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2 universal column sections supporting a new opening in a stone wall. Here we are creating a light-filled kitchen extension, with a.. Continue Reading >

On a construction site, stone walls and steel frame work, extension to a listed building in Herefordshire, communion architects.

From stone to glass

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This one is a little bit exciting! A trapezoidal glass cube is going to be ‘punctured’ through this stone wall to give.. Continue Reading >

On a construction site, a breeze brick wall with a large opening in it which will form a window, through the opening can be see green fields and a woods in the background.

Framing the view

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The view was always there, we just need to frame it. This will be the view from a new kitchen overlooking a field.. Continue Reading >

View from above, showing a red steel frame of a new extension, in the background is former extension, made from breeze blocks being reimagined.

Views from on high

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View from the butterfly roof showing new steel frame: creating a new opening in existing boundary wall for new kitchen extension to.. Continue Reading >

Two white stone slabs, approximately 1 foot by 2 feet, which will be laid as steps in a landscaped garden

Stone Thresholds

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Stone Thresholds to mark the magic of moving from the outside to inside world…laying stone steps leading from the garden to the house. June.. Continue Reading >

Constructing an extension. A red steel frame in the foreground and a breeze block wall in the foreground, in-between are two builders laying a screed floor.

Steel and Screed

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Progress on this new kitchen extension, the steel frame is in place and the screed is being troweled in. We applaud the amazing.. Continue Reading >

Stake Out

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Today, marking sticks are going to be used to indicate where to dig. They will be placed around the perimeter and string tied around.. Continue Reading >

Mortar Samples

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Decisions, decisions…approving mortar samples ready to be used on site. May 2020.. Continue Reading >

X marks the spot

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The easing of lockdown restrictions means we’re back on site marking out areas for an extension. Dig Here! May 2020.. Continue Reading >

Raising the Roof

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Back up and running, it’s so good to be on site taking things forward during these times. Here we’re taking the roof off.. Continue Reading >

Going down to go up

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One of the comments we often get is how deep foundations have to go. Herefordshire has generally very good soils and therefore,.. Continue Reading >

Starting work again

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The Government is keen for construction to carry on where it is safe to do so. It is good to be back on.. Continue Reading >

Works Grind to a Halt

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When works stop – welcome to lockdown. A new extension to a Grade II listed Herefordshire Farm house. After 2 years.. Continue Reading >

Spring has sprung on site

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Taking a moment to pause and admire the beautiful blossom in full bloom on this socially distanced site visit to Ledbury. Enjoying.. Continue Reading >