Charlie Luxton Design Chooses RFS for Sustainable Home Project

Charlie Luxton Design, based in North Oxfordshire, has approached specialist composite flooring contractor, Raised Floor Solutions, to collaborate on the architect’s latest project.

The practice, owned by ‘Homes by the Sea’ television presenter Charlie Luxton, contacted Raised Floor Solutions to supply and install Kingspan Multideck steel decking for the roofing structure of a contemporary three-bedroom family home.

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Charlie Luxton, TV Presenter and Director of Charlie Luxton Design

The ambitious new build home will feature stone, wood, metal and glass and will be tucked into the hillside, providing a stunning open plan living space whilst having minimal impact on the surrounding established homes, which are largely traditional in style.

RFS supplied and installed Kingspan Multideck MD80 for the single-level home.

Kingspan Multideck steel decking is the most widely specified steel flooring system within the UK and is CE marked in accordance with BSEN 1090-1 to execution class 4. Kingspan Multideck combines the stability of a strong trapezoid shape with the strength of bar reinforced concrete. It supports normal weight concrete on spans of up to 5.5m without the need for temporary props, thus also allowing fast and efficient installation.

Says Graham Hewitt, Managing Director of Raised Floor Solutions, “We were delighted to be approached by Charlie and his team to work with them on this exciting residential project. We are committed to running a safe and sustainable business with minimal impact on the environment and saw great synergy in being able to work together. Being involved at an early project stage has ensured that we can work in partnership to create the most efficient design solution and we are excited to be involved in such an innovative build.”

Charlie Luxton set up the design practice in 2005 and it is renowned for its sympathetic, sustainable approach to building. This project is no different; the main elevation is a contemporary reference to the Victorian viaduct piers across the valley and features highly insulated, triple glazed glass picture windows and it’s subtle location and contemporary design mean there is minimal impact on the surrounding conservation area.

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Says Charlie Luxton, Director of Charlie Luxton Designs, “For the vision of this beautiful home to be realised we are working with leading businesses in each of their fields. We identified Kingspan Multideck as the ideal system to create our roofing structure and were thrilled that Graham and the team at Raised Floor Solutions are working with us. We hope this will be the first of many projects.”

Watch Charlie’s vlog on the roof installation here

To follow the progress of this build please visit Charlie’s Blog


Posted by Jackie  Posted on 18 Dec 
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