11/07/2018 Harnessing Solar Energy

As Charlie’s own self-build project progresses, he is posting blogs on the Homebuilding & Renovating website. This month is topically, all about the solar panels. Solar thermal panels have been mounted on to the roof to use the sun’s energy to provide hot water both for showers and taps, but also to top up the hot water needed for space heating. Click here┬áto hear more.

  • 15/05/2023Clean sweep at RHS Malvern! Our show garden entry collaborating with The Wildlife Trusts and Oxford Garden Design with Jamie Langlands won an RHS Gold Medal at this years RHS Malvern Spring Festival. Not only that but it won Best in Show, Best Construction and
  • 05/05/2023AJ Small Projects Award Sustainability Prize We won the Sustainability Prize at the AJ Small Projects Awards ceremony! We are so proud that Black Barn Studios was recognised as an ‘exemplar’ of sustainable design at Wednesdays awards in London. The prize was awarded jointly for the
  • 30/04/2023Would you like to join our team? Based in the North Oxfordshire countryside, we are a small practice looking for a resourceful, independent and creative Part 1 or Part 2 to join our team. We work on projects ranging from Passive standard new-builds, sensitive listed building refurbs,
  • 28/04/2023Shortlisted for the AJ Small Projects Award 2023! Black Barn Studios has made the shortlist for this years AJ Small Projects Award! On Wednesday 3rd May we will travel down to London to present and find out the results. The studio is the culmination of our attempt to address three of
  • 12/04/2023Blackwood in Enki The May/June issue of the wonderful Enki magazine is out now, featuring an article on Blackwood , one of our recently completed projects.
  • 31/03/2023Nearing completion A couple of photo’s from a recent site visit to one of our projects which is nearing completion. We were involved in the original scheme which was to completely refurbish a tired, old bungalow situated on the edge of a
  • 10/03/2023RHS Malvern Spring Festival We’ve been involved in a project which is a first for us, collaborating with Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trusts (BBOWT) with Future Nature, Oxford Garden Design and Jamie Langlands Gardens on a show garden for this years RHS Malvern
  • 17/02/2023Roof Tiles Exciting things are happening on one of our sites at the moment. The large-scale clay tiles and corten flashings have begun to be installed on the roof. Although the builders are working away, it can look like not much changes
  • 31/01/2023The List by House and Garden We are members of The List by House & Garden. Every so often our projects are featured in The List’s social media and the House & Garden’s online magazine. Most recently one of our projects appeared in a House &
  • 23/01/2023Concept Interiors Sketches play an important role in our early design process. They provide loose options for a client and have an informal feel that helps to form the direction of the design. These sketches are for an exciting project we’re working
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