Entries by NJ Architects

Cheers to Old Buildings

Nothing beats curling up with a drink by a crackling fire, in a centuries-old pub oozing with character. In a bid to protect our historic pubs and their interiors, a list of buildings was put forward by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Pub Heritage Group last year, as part of an ongoing collaboration with […]

Big buildings, big dreams

With all projects – but particularly the big ones – a feasibility study is a vital first step. But what does this involve? Here, Partner Shaun Soanes explains. An architectural feasibility study investigates and evaluates the potential of a site or building and clearly sets out a brief history of the site, its overall condition […]

Make money on your home

A beautiful home is a joy to live in – and it can also make you money. We take a look at the growing business of location houses for both photography and filming, a way to earn cash from your four brick walls. Converted barns, stunning renovations and sympathetic extensions – at NJ Architects, it’s […]

Hugh Bunbury – a key part of two award winning projects

We were delighted to have won an Ipswich Society Award for two of our projects this month. Our Associate Partner Hugh Bunbury – who boasts four decades of experience as an architect, was a key part of both. Here we find out more about him. Hugh describes himself as “of the Meccano generation” and even […]

Building for wellbeing

There is increasing recognition that the buildings we spend most of our time in have an immense impact not only on our health and mood, but also on our ability to stay focused and creative. Here we explore what you can do to build healthy offices and homes that integrate wellbeing into architecture, interior design and construction. […]

Stunningly beautiful or a Frankenstein’s monster?

The tips and pitfalls in upgrading historic buildings with contemporary touches. There’s an undeniable beauty in an old building that exudes history, life, and character, and adding innovative extensions or updates can create breath-taking homes, schools, and office spaces. Despite this, there is no doubt that bringing historic buildings into the 21st Century needs an expert […]

Fix it up or knock it down and start from scratch?

When Covid-19 hit the UK, there was a sudden surge in people who, after spending more time in their homes than ever before, decided that they would benefit from a change and wanted to move house. Today, the instability of the mortgage market has left homeowners reconsidering their options, with many now opting to work […]

Double Award Win

Two of our projects have scooped prizes at this year’s Ipswich Society Awards. NJ Architects were praised for our work on a pair of Ipswich landmarks – 4 College Street, known as the Benet Aldred House; and The Old Post Office at No.1 Cornhill, which is now The Botanist. Our team, alongside Universal Stone Ltd […]