Entries by NJ Architects

Planning permission in a conservation area

Undertaking a home building, extension or renovation project will have significant implications for your project from a planning perspective. This subject is particularly relevant in London and historic cities such as Bath, Oxford, Durham etc, where conservation areas are widespread. Am I in a conservation area? You’ll need to begin by doing a conservation area […]

A beginner’s guide to barn conversions

A barn can provide the perfect shell in creating your home. These large and often very solid structures give the opportunity to create a house with big expanses of space and high ceilings. And by retaining the original form and structure, it adds character, history and charm to your otherwise modern home. 1. Where can […]

9 ways to make your home eco-friendly

As time goes on, many of us are becoming more environmentally conscious. Being eco-friendly not only helps you contribute to a sustainable environment, it can also save you money. Here are nine ways you can make your home a more eco-friendly place. 1. Install a smart meter Your heating is one of the biggest ways […]

How to build a house for under £150,000

Building your own home is likely to be the largest expenditure of your life, but it doesn’t need to be prohibitively expensive. Many self-builders have managed to build a home that meets their needs for under £150,000. But in order to bring your dream to life on a tight budget, you need to make some […]

Lockdown stories from our staff members

Do you find that you’ve been adapting well during lockdown? At NJ Architects, our team have had daily updates via Zoom calls and in some ways, have been working even more productively. Here is how some of our team members have been getting on at home through the lockdown. Ian’s custom-made desk Ian Rowland, our […]

How to fall in love with your home again

A lot of people are using this lockdown period to take care of all those domestic jobs they don’t usually have time for. Gardens have never looked so good, and DIY to do lists are all complete. So, what next? The love we have for our homes is going to grow more for some time […]

13 things you can do without planning permission

“Do I need planning permission for this?” One of the common questions we’re asked by homeowners. This article lists 13 projects you can undertake without needing approval from the planners. If you want to build a huge extension or knock down a rebuild, then you will need planning permission before you can begin. But there […]

Making use of this challenging time

During these uncertain and challenging times, NJ Architects are fully continuing business in a responsive and flexible way. We are still offering the same level of service that you expect. We’ve adapted our working practices making the most of the media platforms available to us and we continue to help you use this time to […]