Planning application

We’ve just submitted a planning application to regenerate and bring cohesion to a set of farm buildings on the Ridgeway in Oxfordshire. The site has evolved over the years with various piecemeal additions to the main farmhouse and ancillary buildings being added and taken away. Our intention is to reduce and simplify these buildings and to enclose the courtyard around which the buildings are arranged. Landscaping is a central part of the application with a formally planted courtyard garden surrounded by more a naturalistic scheme for the wider site to enhance the biodiversity.

  • Planning Permission Received - We have received planning permission for the refurbishment and conversion of a stone barn in a conservation area in to a high quality, sustainable home. The aim of the project is to sensitively adapt and re-use the now redundant agricultural
  • Charlie co-hosting Sustainability podcast - Charlie has been co-hosting a podcast! Each month in Sustainability Solved, he and co-host Will Richardson meet with inspirational people at the forefront of the sustainability movement, those who are making innovative changes within their organisations to tackle the climate
  • Bear’s Reach shortlisted for 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,
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