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Hutton Wandesley Stables, Walled Garden & Botanicum

Native obtained Planning and Building Regulations consents for this stunning Victorian stable block which is now converted and renovated into over 650 sq m of luxury holiday accommodation with original features retained. The project is located at Hutton Wandesley Estate, a privately owned 3000 acre estate in the Vale of York in the custodianship of the York…

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Lucius Books (York): Conservation Repair and Upgrading of Historic Grade II Listed Building

Architect Chris Walker and Part 1 architecture student Naomi Mason attend a site meeting at 70 Micklegate, York, checking the building fabric condition. Native is acting as Conservation Architects as Ebor Construction carry out  a comprehensive scheme of conservation repair and upgrading  to prepare the historic Grade II* listed building for its new role for…

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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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Hemplime: A natural solution to sustainable, energy efficient and zero carbon buildings

Native Architects has been committed to using natural, locally sourced building materials and contractors for over 25 years and our office building, The Granary, is testament to what we advocate. The conversion of the 19th century traditionally constructed clamp brick granary farm building was conducted as a self-build project by the Native team who completed all the work, apart from the electrical…

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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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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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Green in every way

Native Architects are celebrating 25 years of creating low carbon constructed, beautiful, sustainable, and inspiring buildings.  To celebrate our anniversary, Native teamed up with St Nicks and planted 100 trees as part of the Green Corridors York Project. Green Corridors York is a project which includes several sites in the York District, including Clifton Ings,…

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Georgian House Retrofit, Bishop Wilton

Retrofitting is the act of fitting new systems designed for high energy efficiency and low energy consumption to buildings previously built without them. Retrofitting a building also improves amenities for the building’s occupants and improves the performance of the building. Native Architects were commissioned to carry out a full retrofit on a Georgian brick house located…

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