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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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Breathing Joy Into the Community

Native Architects are delighted to have been appointed by Peacock and Verity to transform 15 Silver Street, Masham, an early eighteenth-century derelict building, into a new sustainable community space offering town services, housing, education and employment. With its new identity and fully restored historic fabric, 15 Silver Street will showcase an Edwardian tearoom, a heritage…

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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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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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Retrofitting: All Hallows Leeds

We’re delighted to announce that work has begun on the new zinc roof at All Hallows Leeds.  Our client came to us with a problematic uninsulated and leaking church roof covered in concrete tiles that were cracking and in constant need of repair.  We designed a new roof clad in zinc coated steel sheet and…

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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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Keeping Cool……and Natural Materials

Last week the Native team enjoyed a day away from their desks and went for a bike ride with the wonderful team at LEDA, a multi-disciplinary co-operative, creating great sustainable buildings that respect the environment. Read the fantastic blog below from LEDA about our recent day out together, which demonstrates our shared passion for natural…

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Monkbridge House Hotel, 17 Huntington Road, York

Native Architects has been commissioned to modernise and reorder the old Palm Court Hotel in the centre of York. The brief was to give the period property a fresh look and make it more comfortable, quieter and attractive for guests while using the latest methods, materials, combined with traditional craftsmanship to make the exterior of…

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