• SE Persp Sketch 24/08/2017 House in the woods

    We have just been asked to produce a concept design to transform a dated 60’s detached house into a contemporary family home. Sitting on the edge of a wood provides a great opportunity for new living spaces that really engage with the

  • IMG_7901 17/08/2017 Preparing the Site at Beanacre

    First, dig a big hole! Follow this link to a timelapse film showing the preparation of the site along with other interviews and snippets from the build.  

  • CharlieHB&R 11/08/2017 New show in production

    Charlie is working on a new show to be screened later this year. Best Laid Plans will see him helping contributor’s navigate their way through their renovation and restoration projects and offering his advice as they move through the process.

  • trusses sm 03/08/2017 Barn Skeleton

    As work on site continues this barn is stripped back to its bare bones to reveal the beautiful original structure which will be expressed in its final form.

  • PTC North Elevation 29/07/2017 Garden Shed

    We’ve just received planning permission for a new garden building at the rear of an existing stone cottage in West Oxfordshire. The client wanted to embrace a slightly agricultural, garden shed aesthetic so we’ve translated this into a simple pitched roof

  • IMG_1566 21/07/2017 Stripping Back

    Works at Mount Pleasant have commenced with the one remaining element, the cottage, stripped back to it’s skeletal form. Next up, excavations and a reduced level dig in preparation for the new timber framed extension.

  • simplified copy 18/07/2017 Visualisation

    As we progress through the design stages we use 3D modelling to further understand our experience as we move around the building. These models are exploring the section and how the spaces work together.

  • Site Plan sm 07/07/2017 Follow the blog

    Charlie is currently writing a blog on the Homebuilding & Renovating website about his own self-build in North Oxfordshire. It will be a thorough guide through the process of building from scratch. Click here to start the journey and watch this space

  • Option 2 29/06/2017 Busy busy

    We’ve just submitted a planning application for an old school house in north Oxfordshire. The new scheme replaces two small pitched roof additions with a single, lighter more voluminous space which will provide kitchen and utility for a growing family. The

  • MBF_02 20/06/2017 Oxfordshire Farmhouse

    Design is underway for a new house on a working farm in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Early concepts for the design involve exploring a contemporary spin on the classic English country house. The added challenge is to sensitively engage this with

  • Web07sm 12/06/2017 Sneak Preview

    A sneak preview of a recently completed conversion of a listed 17th century barn. Traditional techniques and natural materials were used to make as light a touch as possible to the existing building, which is the real the star of

  • Proposed East Elevation 06/06/2017 Planning Application Submitted

    Planning has been submitted for a scheme to transform a pair of tired bungalows in Gloucestershire in to a future-proofed family home. The design blends traditional materials with simple, contemporary forms that work with the site’s natural topography. A sensitive

  • IMG_2492 30/05/2017 Award Winning Architect!

    Charlie Luxton Design’s James Renfrew was project and design architect on the Alan Walters Building for the University of Birmingham prior to joining CLD. It has just won a RIBA regional award for Berman Guedes Stretton Architects, his previous employers.

  • 22/05/2017 New Show in Production

    Charlie has started filming for a new show which will hopefully go out to air later this year. Best Laid Plans will follow Charlie trying to navigate the choppy waters that can occur between couples over the decision making needed during

  • 170222_Link with solar shading2 12/05/2017 Planning Permission

    We have just gained planning approval on a project in Oxfordshire where our clients wanted to extend and improve this barn that had originally been converted in the 1990s. The proposal catches the original barn between two related single storey