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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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Looking for an architect for the first time?

Want to make changes to your home and not quite sure if you need any architect? Recent RIBA research demonstrates, our homes, now more than ever, play an integral role in our physical and mental wellbeing, so it’s important that they are tailored to our individual needs.  A good architect will propose solutions and develop your brief…

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Low Carbon Hempcrete House, Orkney Islands

This new low carbon hempcrete house was built for one of our clients in Holm a small village in the Orkney Islands. With majestic views of Scapa Flow, this is the first hempcrete house built on the Orkney mainland.  It was constructed using a timber frame and the walls were formed using prefabricated hempcrete blocks…

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Merry Christmas from Native Architects

Native Architects wish you a very happy Christmas and a peaceful new year.  We will be closing for Christmas on Friday 23 December 2022 and returning in the new year on Tuesday 3 January 2023. 

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