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Things you need to know about listed buildings

Ever wondered why or how a building is listed? If so, this Native Architects guide to listed buildings is for you. Listing marks and celebrates a building’s special architectural and historic interest, and also brings it under the consideration of the planning system, so that it can be protected for future generations. Native Architects are…

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An Investigation in the Air Quality of Native Architects Buildings

Native Architects carried out an investigation in the air quality of four of their buildings and here are the results. How was it carried out? Native Architects collaborated with the Department of Environment and Geography at the University of York. Air was evacuated from 6 litre Entech canisters using a pumping system to an internal…

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Breathing new life into three historical Selby buildings

Native Architects will work with Selby Town Council in repairing and bringing back to use the 1811 Selby High School and Selby Cemetery chapels.   We are looking forward to working with Selby Town Council in developing a conservation based approach to the repair and re-use of these historic and culturally important buildings and we…

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The cross returns to York Baptist Church after roof repairs

Native Architects are delighted to announce that the York Baptist Church roof repairs project is now complete with the return of the cross. Thanks to a grant from the National Churches Trust roof repairs have been able to be undertaken on the Grade II listed York Baptist church making the building watertight and preserving its…

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Yorspace – a community led homes success story

Yorspace is bringing affordable homes to York.  They’re building a tangible solution to York’s housing shortage by creating financially and environmentally sustainable homes designed to deliver a real sense of community. Their community share offer will remain open up until 31 January 2020. So if your New Year’s resolution is to join a housing revolution,…

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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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