16/07/2019 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 boards above will gradually silver with time.

A corrugated tin roof is a very cheap, robust and readily available material and being very close to trees will be hardwearing against the possibility of falling branches.

The approach here has been to achieve high quality for low cost. It has meant carefully thinking about where to spend money and keeping the detailing simple. Above all retaining as much of the existing building as possible is a sure way of not only keeping the costs down but also reducing the environmental impact.

  • 16/01/2020Developing a design We’re currently working on a small 2-plot housing scheme in the Cotswolds. These images show the development of the design at the concept stage to illustrate the feel of the project to the client.
  • 10/01/2020We are hiring! Based in the rural North Oxfordshire countryside, we are a small practice looking for a resourceful, independent and creative experienced Part 2 or recently qualified Part 3 to join our team. We work on projects ranging from Passive standard new-builds,
  • 24/12/2019HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
  • 16/12/2019Charlie Builds a House Back in the late Spring of 2017 Charlie started building his own house. The whole process has been followed by Homebuilding & Renovating and you can now see how his journey unfolded, including the final reveal, if you click this
  • 18/11/2019Barn Adaptation This barn was originally converted 20 years ago. The current owners were keen to adapt it to suit their needs and in doing so we’ve taken the opportunity to breathe some of it’s original ‘barn-ness’ back into the building. The
  • 04/11/2019Linking past and present This lead and glass link uses the classic method of transparency to connect and distinguish between an old and new building.
  • 24/10/2019The Bristol Housing Festival The second year of the Bristol Housing Festival is now underway and Charlie will be speaking at the Self Build and Community Led Housing event there tomorrow. The Festival is supporting the building of new communities across the city of Bristol through an
  • 07/10/2019The HexxHome Show Home We’ve been working with HexxHome on designs for a show home at the Graven Hill self build community village near Bicester. Our 3-bedroom Hexxhome concept uses a patented  prefabricated build system which is perfect for prospective custom build home owners.
  • 26/09/2019Concept 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.
  • 20/09/2019Climate 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.
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