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Lucius Books (York): Conservation Repair and Upgrading of Historic Grade II Listed Building

Architect Chris Walker and Part 1 architecture student Naomi Mason attend a site meeting at 70 Micklegate, York, checking the building fabric condition. Native is acting as Conservation Architects as Ebor Construction carry out  a comprehensive scheme of conservation repair and upgrading  to prepare the historic Grade II* listed building for its new role for…

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Whitby Abbey Visitor Centre Reducing Carbon Emissions

Native Architects are delighted to have been appointed by English Heritage to act as Conservation Architect for the Grade I Listed and Scheduled Monument that forms the Whitby Abbey Visitor Centre main building and site. The aim of the project is to replace a defective and failing roof covering with a new stainless steel roof…

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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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A Landmark for Native Architects

A Landmark for Native Architects  We’re delighted that a building we designed in Husthwaite, North Yorkshire, the new village hall, is featured in the revised North Riding of Yorkshire volume of Sir Nikolaus Pevsner’s masterful national survey, The Buildings of England. The book, which has recently been re- published has been revised by Dr Jane…

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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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Green in every way

Native Architects are celebrating 25 years of creating low carbon constructed, beautiful, sustainable, and inspiring buildings.  To celebrate our anniversary, Native teamed up with St Nicks and planted 100 trees as part of the Green Corridors York Project. Green Corridors York is a project which includes several sites in the York District, including Clifton Ings,…

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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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We’re Celebrating 25 Years

Native Architects are celebrating 25 years in business and we would like to thank all our clients for helping us grow. As part of our anniversary celebrations we have asked some of our clients to place a wildflower seeded paper star in a favourite place in their home or building and asked them to take…

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