• Graven Hill project shortlisted for a RIBA South Award

    A recently completed project has been shortlisted for a RIBA South Award 2024! It it one of a few we’ve worked on at the Graven Hill self build development. We worked closely with local builders and specialists to deliver a

  • Project on Site

    Photo’s from a project on site which were extensively refurbishing including a full thermal upgrade. This will involve internally insulating, replacing the existing windows with triple glazed windows and installing a renewable energy source. Here we’re stripping it back to

  • Planning Permission Granted

    Planning permission has been granted for an extension and remodelling for a nineteenth century cottage in Oxfordshire. The building stands in a secluded spot within the conservation area of the village but situated away from any listed buildings. Its position

  • Completed Project

    We have recently completed a multi-phased project to refurbish a grade II listed farmhouse and outbuilding in a conservation area. The project included extending the farmhouse and converting an existing outbuilding to restore the original farmyard character of the site.

  • Community Housing Project in Hook Norton

    The vast majority of new housing is unsustainable, unfit for purpose, and doesn’t answer the local need. Possibly one of the biggest issues that results in the poor quality of housing in this country is the discrepancy between the local

  • Team outing to the Cotswold Distillery

    Happy New Year! Before Christmas the Charlie Luxton Design team visited the Cotswold Distillery. Just a stones throw from our studio, the distillery has been making award winning gin for the past 9 years. This was a natural choice while

  • Competition winner

    Blackwood has won two awards in The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards. Best Self-Build and the coveted Home of the Year! We are thrilled with the result and the project features on the cover of January’s edition of Homebuilding

  • Oxfordshire farmhouse nearing completion

    Careful design and attention to detail is breathing new life in to a collection of neglected farmhouse buildings in south Oxfordshire. We are restoring original brick barns and reorienting the main farmhouse to take full advantage of a fabulous view,

  • Black Barn Studios in Passive House + magazine

    Our studio, Black Barn Studios is the cover star of the current edition of Passive House magazine. The magazine have written an in-depth article about our approach to creating a highly sustainable, energy efficient design exemplar. That attention to detail were key in

  • Planning permission for ultra sustainable office development

    Planning approval has been given to a very exciting project; an ultra sustainable office development for an ethical investment company. The ambition of the client is to combine three main areas.  Working environment, sustainability and community. Taken together, these principles

  • Building Insights Podcast

    Building Insights is a podcast which speaks to key people from across the construction industry. Ranging from the worlds of design, construction, development, self-build and social housing management, it provides an range of enlightening and unique viewpoints from a wide

  • Blackwood in competition shortlist

    One of our recently completed projects, Blackwood , has been shortlisted for two prizes in this year’s The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards. It has been nominated for Best Self Build Home and Best Green Home. There is a People’s

  • Planning permission for home in conservation area

    We are delighted to have received planning permission for a replacement dwelling on a tucked away and narrow site in Buckinghamshire. The proposals seek to improve the site with a low-energy and highly insulated dwelling that is sustainable and efficient

  • The design team visit to recently completed project

    This week we had a team outing to visit one of our completed projects. It’s especially useful to see a project once the client’s have moved in and chat about how they are experiencing living in their new home. It

  • Planning permission for farmhouse annex

    We have recently received planning permission for an annex to a farmhouse in Devon. The annex forms part of a multi-phased project for the farm. The design intends to provide accommodation for ageing members of the family where they can

  • Beanacre in The Modern House

    A proud moment for the practice as Beanacre is featured in The Modern House journal this week. Click the link here to watch the full film. The team at TMH have done a wonderful job of bringing out the best in the

  • Summer Party!

    Charlie Luxton Design recently turned 18! So to celebrate we held our first summer party at Black Barn Studio’s . We were also celebrating our recent AJ Small Projects Award for Sustainability, along with an exhibition of art from locally based artist Kelly Washbourne .

  • Clean 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

  • AJ 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