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Sustainable Buildings: Their benefits, features and challenges

Sustainable architecture is architecture that seeks to minimise the negative environmental impact of buildings by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space and the ecosystem at large. Sustainable architecture uses a conscious approach to energy and ecological conservation in the design of the built environment. The idea of sustainability, or…

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Circular Yorkshire Case Study

We are delighted to be a case study for Circular Yorkshire a consortium of organisations and businesses, led by York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP, who are leading the change to a circular economy, aiming to become the UK’s first circular region, Circular Yorkshire.  A Circular Economy is the route we need to take…

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AABC Conservation Conference

Sally and Andrew visited Coventry Cathedral last week as part of the AABC Conservation Conference, for Architects and fellow professionals involved in the Conservation sector. They had a good day at the conference, and enjoyed exploring complicated conservation challenges and how they have been approached at Coventry in more detail.

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Annual Tourism Conference

Sally was at Ripley Castle last week for the Annual Tourism Society Yorkshire Conference, where she gave a presentation on “Conservation counts – how good design leads to rural tourism business success” as part of a wide range of fascinating topics covered by a variety of local professionals involved in the tourism sector. Sally’s talk…

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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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