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“One of the biggest and best straw bale homes in Yorkshire”

We were delighted to see one of our straw bale house projects featured in the Yorkshire Post over the weekend. Described as “one of the biggest and best straw bale houses in Yorkshire”, the project was the result of several years of close collaboration between Native and the clients. You can read more about the…

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Custom Build Homes Directory

Native Architects are now on the Custom Build Homes Directory! Custom Build Homes is a specialist estate agency which supports the sale of serviced plots and customisable homes. Through community, custom and self build development they give buyers the opportunity to design and create their own home as part of a supported process.  https://custombuildhomes.co.uk/directory/native-architects

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Native’s new team

It has been a busy summer at Native, with new faces joining the team and old faces off to explore new horizons. We are very excited to welcome Tom to the team as our new Part 2 Architectural Assistant. Tom recently completed his Masters in Architecture degree at Sheffield University, during which time he developed…

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Join us at Countryfile Live

Native will be exhibiting this week (15th-18th August) at Countryfile Live at Castle Howard – members of the Native team will be available all through the show at stand 22, talking to visitors about natural building and sustainable architecture. We will be flying the flag for green construction all week at our very own self-built…

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Native Win York Design Award for Sustainability 2019!

For the second year in a row Native were awarded with the Sustainability Award at the York Design Awards for their domestic refurbishment project in the centre of York. Every relevant project that was nominated at the awards ceremony was judged against the sustainability criteria and Native’s sensitive and ambitious project, which significantly upgraded a…

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Andrew, our new heritage expert!

We would like to congratulate Andrew Neal, who has been elected as a full member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation in recognition of his extensive expertise working on listed buildings and complex heritage projects. Native are delighted that Andrew’s professional capabilities have been recognised by the IHBC  – he has been a key…

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Architects Declare

Native were delighted to join all living Stirling Prize winning architects and other UK architecture practices in signing the Architects Declare manifesto this morning, committing to responding to the climate emergency. Our work has long focused on truly sustainable design and promoting natural materials in construction, so it is encouraging to see greater awareness of…

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Native Team Update

We are very pleased to announce that we recently welcomed Paul Brown to our team! Paul is a Chartered Architectural Technologist who joins us with a wealth of experience in Commercial, Residential and Heritage projects and has settled in to the team very quickly! You can read more about Paul here. 

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RIBA Yorkshire Awards

Native Director Sally has recently been out and about in Yorkshire looking at the years most impressive buildings within the region. Sally is on the judging panel for the RIBA Yorkshire Awards 2019 as a Sustainability expert and will be a guest at the awards dinner on May 16th, where the winner of the 15…

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Hempcrete House, Orkney

UK Hempcrete have completed the casting of hempcrete for our new house on the island of Orkney! Combining hempcrete blocks with cast hempcrete, this two storey house combines a passive ventilation strategy with vapour permeable construction materials. UK Hempcrete are working closely with island contractors, Alfred Flett, to deliver this build with Alex Sparrow and his team due back…

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