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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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St Nick’s & Native

St Nicks is the green heart of York: a centre for nature and green living.  The charity started by transforming a former landfill site into a thriving Local Nature Reserve, which St Nicks continue to manage. With the help of many great volunteers, for the benefit of both wildlife and visitors, St Nicks play a key…

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Yorkshire Dales Affordable housing schemes approved!!

We are very pleased to announce that the Upper Dales Community Land Trust (CLT) have secured planning permission for their first affordable homes in Langthwaite – Arkengarthdale. Native assisted the CLT, which is formed to create protected homes in the Upper Dales in achieving planning for four homes. The new dwellings at Langthwaite will have a…

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2018 draws to a close.

With Christmas upon us, the Native office will be winding down tomorrow for the festive break and re-opening on January 2nd. It has been a great year for the team with the move into our new, award winning office at Lingcroft Farm and our autumnal celebration of 21 years in practice! We would like to…

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York Craftmanship Awards 2018

Team members James and Robert yesterday received a York Craftmanship Award for their excellent work on Native’s new office, The Granary. The award was given for the brickwork to the outrigger at the back of the property, which was re-built using re-claimed 2 and a half inch clamp bricks and a lime mortar, kindly supplied…

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Andrew qualifies!

After completing the RIBA North West Part 3 Course this year whilst working at Native, Andrew Jarman today found out that he passed his examination and is now able to join the ARB to register as an architect in the UK and is also eligible to be elected into the membership of the RIBA as…

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Hagges Wood Trust, Snap Wild Photography

On Friday 28th September, Sally was a judge for the Hagges Wood Trust Snap Wild Photography Competition alongside Project Lead Nicholas Atherton, Photographer Mike Cowling and Milly Ellis, Trustee of the Hagges Wood Trust. The Eco-Explorers Exhibition and Snap Wild Photography Competition Prize Giving Evening was introduced by our friend Emma Daniels and took place in Selby…

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Native celebrate 21 years in practice!

Last Friday the Native team invited clients past and present, consultants, contractors and suppliers to our new offices at Lingcroft Farm for a celebration of 21 years in business and of our recent move. We had a fantastic turn out of guests, many of whom we had not seen in a number of years and…

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Triple Award Winners!

On Monday evening members of the Native team attended the 2018 York Design Awards and were thrilled to finish the night with 3 awards in hand! Our Regency Villa won the Residential – Individual Dwellings category amongst tough competition including a new Passivhaus and our very own listed refurbishment at Old Fox House. Our new…

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Native collect RICS 2018 Award!

Chris Walker and James Newton from Native Architects were delighted to collect the 2018 RICS regional award in the Tourism and Leisure category for William’s Den. The team attended the award ceremony dinner on Friday evening in Leeds, in which William’s Den was chosen as the winner from a shortlist of high quality schemes across…

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