Alchemilla Architects Ltd are currently working on a barn conversion called “The Cowshed”, which will be featured on Channel 4’s “Grand Designs” on the 14 October 2015. The young couple asked us to help them turn their designs into buildable reality as well as recommending measures to make their home as sustainable as possible. The project was and is a fun challenge, tackling the usual budget restraints and helping the inexperienced client to carry out a large proportion of the work himself. This included hands-on help with the straw-bale walls and some mud-plastering.