Entries by NJ Architects

10 Mistakes That Can Easily Be Avoided With Your Project

Building your perfect home is something that should take delicate planning, in order to to be done without anything going wrong. Listed in this blog post are 10 common mistakes which can be avoided to prevent wasting time, money and effort. 1. Beginning without a plan It is rare for work to be done in […]

From art gallery to cocktail bar

We helped transform a former art gallery into a contemporary bar; all while retaining its historic features. The Gallery is a hidden gem in Wherry Lane, Ipswich and, although it is a new bar, the building it resides in is anything but new. It is set within a Grade II listed building, but also forms part of […]

Landseer Park

Most residents of Ipswich will know Holywells and Christchurch Parks – but how many are aware of Landseer Park? More of a public open space than a proper ‘park’, this area of land to the south east of Ipswich was once a picturesque wooded valley with a babbling brook leading gently down to the river […]

Why we have a very happy client in Dorset

Extending any period property requires consideration of several significant factors including aesthetics, scale and proportion as well as functionality and efficiency. And this was certainly true for a recent project undertaken in Dorset for a private client. The brief Nicholas Jacobs Architects was asked to provide an ancillary space for the client’s private collection of […]

Design and Craftsmanship Award Winners

We have returned from a fantastic evening at the RIBA Suffolk design awards where we walked away with 3 awards. Many Contractors and Consultants across the construction industry came suited and booted for the superb annual dinner and awards evening. Our very own Architect Pippa plays an active role in RIBA Suffolk, presenting the design […]

A very Green (and Orange) Solution

An eco-friendly answer to heating ‘The longest Barn in East Anglia’ Our client came to us with the conundrum of finding an efficient system to heat her Grade II listed medieval barn, thought to be one of the longest in East Anglia. There were several issues that needed to be addressed, the main one being […]