Entries by NJ Architects

Historic new home for SG Wealth Management’s Ipswich team

SG Wealth Management (SGWM), Chartered Financial Planners, have recently relocated their Ipswich team into new premises – but it’s no ordinary office! ‘Merchant House’ in the town’s Silent Street is, as the name suggests, a 16th century timber framed medieval merchant’s house – however, the building was originally situated elsewhere in the town. Some years […]

How to convert your loft

Before beginning your loft conversion, you may need to understand exactly what it will involve and how it will affect the design of your home. This step-by-step guide shows the 6 key things to consider when deciding whether or not a loft conversion is the right way to add more space to your property. Make […]

DCP sandcastle competition winners!

Nine companies from East Anglia swapped the tools of trade for buckets and spades at Frinton’s annual sandcastle building competition. This year’s theme was to build a landmark for Frinton fitting within a 25 square metre plot. The finished sandcastle had to be unsupported and only feature items found on the beach that day – […]

New cash injection saves cinema at risk

A project to restore one of the country’s oldest Grade II* Listed cinemas has been saved from collapse after a £550,000 cash injection. The renovation of the Electric Palace in Harwich was put on hold in January after contractors found small amounts of asbestos in the roof which, due to its location, was going to […]

6 home design ideas to inspire you

If you’re planning some home improvements, or want to build from scratch, there are so many great home design ideas worth looking into. Whether you’re looking to add some architectural interest, or you’d like to add some wow-factor in transforming where you live, we’ve got six design ideas that could (and should!) inspire you. 1. […]

Construction companies are embracing drones

Drones have become commercially viable by being used across many different sectors. This is particularly in the construction industry, where advantages include improved project monitoring and the reduction of safety risks. In the nearby future, the construction industry market is estimated to reach £10 billion and drone use is expected to grow with it. Here, […]

10 cities to visit if you love European architecture

Architecture in Europe offers some of the widest diversity in the world. Because of its rich architectural and cultural history, Europe is a wonderland for design lovers and photographers alike. Here are some of the best cities with something unique to offer. 1. Rome, Italy Let’s start with a pretty obvious one. This ancient city […]

Little blue plaques

More than 150 years ago on Holles Street in London a little blue plaque was erected to mark the spot where Lord Byron was born. Now there are an estimated 45,000 of these markers across Britain but, as Shaun Soanes explores, could the writing be on the wall for these commemorations? The built environment provides […]