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Say cheese! The Courtyard Dairy, Austwick, Near Settle

The Courtyard Dairy is an award-winning cheese monger situated on the outskirts of Austwick, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Forest of Bowland AONB. Since its opening in 2012, owners Kathy and Andy Swinscoe have developed a thriving business storing, maturing and selling high quality farmhouse cheeses direct from individual…

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A Landmark for Native Architects

A Landmark for Native Architects  We’re delighted that a building we designed in Husthwaite, North Yorkshire, the new village hall, is featured in the revised North Riding of Yorkshire volume of Sir Nikolaus Pevsner’s masterful national survey, The Buildings of England. The book, which has recently been re- published has been revised by Dr Jane…

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Healthy on the Inside

We were delighted to be asked by Friends of the Dales to write an article for the Yorkshire Dales Review Magazine – Spring Edition (Building Environment). Our article titled ‘Healthy on the Inside’ takes a look at how interior wall insulation can improve the energy efficiency of older properties without spoiling their historic character.  

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New House in Goathland

We are delighted to have received planning approval for a new dwelling in Goathland in the North York Moors National Park and in a conservation area.  The existing house on the site is a tired, 1930s bungalow with concrete tiles and a chalet style exterior an incongruous addition to the village. The new house will…

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Looking for an architect for the first time?

Want to make changes to your home and not quite sure if you need any architect? Recent RIBA research demonstrates, our homes, now more than ever, play an integral role in our physical and mental wellbeing, so it’s important that they are tailored to our individual needs.  A good architect will propose solutions and develop your brief…

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Low Carbon Hempcrete House, Orkney Islands

This new low carbon hempcrete house was built for one of our clients in Holm a small village in the Orkney Islands. With majestic views of Scapa Flow, this is the first hempcrete house built on the Orkney mainland.  It was constructed using a timber frame and the walls were formed using prefabricated hempcrete blocks…

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We Won!

We’re absolutely thrilled to have won The York Design Awards 2022 Small Commercial Category for the MonkBridge House bed and breakfast. This is our 5th York Design Award, and it is always an absolute honour to win this award. Good architecture and sensitive building restoration play an important part in what makes York such a…

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We’re Celebrating 25 Years

Native Architects are celebrating 25 years in business and we would like to thank all our clients for helping us grow. As part of our anniversary celebrations we have asked some of our clients to place a wildflower seeded paper star in a favourite place in their home or building and asked them to take…

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York Gin Gets Green Light

We’re delighted to announce that our client York Gin has just secured planning permission from York City Council to go ahead with their new shop, visitor experience, and an upstairs bar in the Coppergate Centre in York. The multifaceted visitor attraction will be constructed within the former Boots the Chemist Building and will consist of…

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New Natives

We are delighted to welcome Camlo Sheppard, John Brooksbank-Levery and Hanna Radwanska to the Native team. Camlo recently graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BA(Hons) in Architecture.  Cam has a particular interest in historic buildings and their conservation as well as a strong understanding of sustainable design. Sheffield School of Architecture is a…

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