PLANNING APPLICATION GRANTED

Our project near Burford has received planning permission.  This means we can move on to the more technical design stage which will include PHPP modeling and the additional detailing and specification required to help create a low energy dwelling.

The farmhouse has been in the family for over 50 years.  Having been lived in by a tenant for a majority of that time, the client now wishes to bring the property back to its former glory. The new design concept involves creating a low energy exemplar which embraces the local vernacular and has a minimal impact on its 1.7 acre setting.

The completed building will be the clients’ family home and as such is being designed as a ‘home for life’.

  • 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
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