• 05/03/2018 Self Build Made Simple

    On Saturday 10th March Charlie will be speaking at the Self Build Made Simple event at Graven Hill in Bicester. The event is an opportunity to tour the Graven Hill site, speak to home providers and put your questions to

  • 01/03/2018 Vine house in Grand Designs

    Our Wiltshire project, the Vine House is featured in the March edition of Grand Designs Magazine. In the feature about extending your period property the house is used to illustrate how to sensitively extend a period listed property.

  • 22/02/2018 Project on site

    Work has recently started on site with stripping out and refurbishing to make way for a more cohesive layout.

  • 16/02/2018 Sheepfold appears in Coast

    One of our completed projects appears in the March issue of Coast magazine. The Sheepfold and its annex the Sheepshed were bought at auction with only the remnants of their previous occupants and the external walls remaining. They have been carefully renovated

  • 08/02/2018 Best of Houzz 2018!

    For the third year in a row we’ve been voted Best of Houzz 2018 in the Design category. This means our projects have been voted amongst the most popular within the Houzz community – Thank-you Houzz!

  • 30/01/2018 Busy on site

    This site in west Oxfordshire is a hive of activity as the build is moving towards its final stages. The exterior cladding of Cotswold stone and larch is in place. While the interior spaces are beginning to take shape –

  • 22/01/2018 Planning Submitted!

    We’ve submitted a planning application for this house on the outskirts of Oxford. Fingers crossed we will be given permission to transform an ugly duckling into a wonderful contemporary home on the edge of this ancient woodland.

  • 15/01/2018 We’re Hiring!

    Charlie Luxton Design is seeking a Part-II architectural assistant in North Oxfordshire, UK.  Based in the rural North Oxfordshire countryside, we are a small practice looking for a resourceful, independent and creative Part-II to join our team. Charlie Luxton Design works on

  • 09/01/2018 Coming together

    This barn conversion in Oxfordshire is reaching it’s final stages; the plastering is done and the kitchen along with other pieces of joinery are being installed.    

  • 08/12/2017 Innovative Insulation

    At our own project here in North Oxfordshire, we’ve employed a clever technique for insulating the outside. This involves creating a continuous layer of insulation therefore reducing thermal bypass. More details can be found here on Charlie’s Blog at Homebuilding & Renovating , along with other posts

  • 27/11/2017 Right to Build Summit

    This Thursday Charlie will be a guest speaker at the NaCSBA Right to Build Summit being held at the NSRBC in Swindon. The summit provides a unique insight in to the current and future prospects for the custom and self-build

  • 20/11/2017 Re-imagining the Focal Point

    We were approached by Akeley District Church Council to provide sketch design ideas for an unheated open ‘pavilion’.  Akeley Church was demolished in the 1970s after a disputed structural survey deemed it unsafe. Ever since then church services have taken place in

  • 14/11/2017 Air Tightness

    We endeavour to design and detail buildings with a high level of airtightness. Having an airtight house means that its thermal performance is much more efficient with the warm air being unable to escape through the building fabric. It’s still very

  • 07/11/2017 Decisions Decisions

    Amongst other things, a building project presents a constant stream of decisions. Paint colours are one of the more pleasant but nonetheless important ones. At Ambury Barn the builders have been working carefully to convert the open expanse of the

  • 31/10/2017 Graven Hill

    This coming Saturday 4th November, the Graven Hill Village development are unveiling their next phase of plots. Charlie will be there amongst other industry experts and the Graven Hill team for the big reveal of Phase 1B. Graven Hill is

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