Entries by NJ Architects

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 […]

10 of the world’s most beautiful buildings

Architecture has always been a form of art perfected by few, yet appreciated by many. Building and designing a structure requires more than just imagination, but also ingenuity and craftsmanship. Below are some of the most beautiful buildings around the world. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of these places? Lotus Temple, New […]

Planning permission: the complete guide

What is planning permission, when do you need it, and how to you get it? Our guide explains all. The planning permission process is in place to prevent unlawful development. It’s also the key that turns a piece of land into a viable building plot; it’s an essential part of any self-build project. Planning permission […]

Home extensions: Dos and Don’ts

An extension is the perfect way to get extra space without having to move – if you can get it right. We look at home major dos and don’ts to extending your home. Adding an extension isn’t simply a case of tacking new rooms onto your home. You must think carefully about how old and […]