Concept Massing

At the moment we’re working on the concept massing for a walled garden house. Sketching out the massing helps determine the relative sizes of the building volumes and the spaces they create between them.

Climate Strike

Charlie Luxton Design will be joining the Global Climate Strike in Oxford on 20.09.19 to be part of raising awareness for the need for action on climate change.

Copper Roof

We’ve been hoping for an opportunity to work with this material for some time and now we’re seeing the first glimpses of the standing seam copper roof being revealed on this project in Buckinghamshire. It will be exciting to see

Sketch scheme

One of the first stages of work we carry out for clients will be a feasibility study to explore options in response to a brief. These images are the result of working up the preferred option as part of a

Project completed

It was very exciting to re-visit this recently completed project and see how the clients have settled into their new home. Even better when they’re so happy with the results. Click here to see more about this extensive sustainable bungalow renovation

Nearing completion

This project next to the woods just south of Oxford is nearing completion. The wood cladding is looking very fresh but the untreated white cedar shingle on the lower half will fade to a pale white colour and the larch

Planning submitted

We’ve just submitted a planning application to undertake a substantial re-modelling of a mid-Victorian house that had been altered and extended several times. Quite a challenge. A key part of the plan is to re-locate the main access which currently

Building the Dream is back

The next series of Building the Dream is back on More4 from Tuesday 9th July, 9pm.

London’s Great Bridges

A fascinating show looking behind the scenes at a multi-million pound project to re-light London’s bridges. The three part series starting this Saturday 7th July on Channel 4 at 7pm, looks at the history and culture of London’s bridges and

Ideal Home!

The Sheepfold is featured in July’s issue of Ideal Home magazine; pick up your copy now!

Impossible Builds

Impossible Builds is back on our screens starting tonight on More4, 9pm.

Oxford Green Week

This week is Oxford Green Week . A city-wide festival which uses culture, creativity and community to inspire local people to take action against climate change. Charlie is joining with Transition by Design, an architecture and design co-operative to talk about sustainable architecture

Timber Frame

Following several months of coordination with the timber frame manufacturer, this new-build project is finally bursting into life. The prefabricated elements are hoisted in to place with a telehandler; a process that produces a weather tight shell in a mere

Garden Room Extension

This new garden room extension will provide much needed extra living space to the existing cottage and greater connection to the garden. Connected by a linking walkway the garden building will compliment the cottage with a sensitive use of materials

Gone to Planning

We have just submitted a planning application for a replacement dwelling in Buckinghamshire. The original house dated back to the 1850s and had been extended a number of times and this piecemeal approach had left little evidence of the original

Ground preparations

A reduced level dig is underway at this site in Buckinghamshire to prepare the way for the installation of the timber frame, our client’s chosen construction method. Once the insulating slab has been cast the core structure of the frame

Bricks!

Our first project on the Graven Hill self build development has shrugged off it’s layer of scaffolding to reveal all its brickwork glory. Windows to follow shortly!

Small but perfectly formed

We’ve been working on a small extension project to an old school house and the extension building is finally going up. It replaces a previous extension and attempts to create a more sympathetic addition as well as improve the flow

Feasibility

We’re busy with Feasibility Studies for clients at the moment. This one near Burford in Oxfordshire shows two possible options for a steeply sloping long site where the client would like to build at the bottom of their garden.

New concept

We’re working on the concept design stage for this replacement dwelling. So far the feedback from the planners has been positive which will encourage us to continue in this direction.

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