Entries by NJ Architects

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 […]

Sculptures in Suffolk

We are very lucky in Suffolk to have hundreds of works of public art in our towns and villages. Here Shaun Soanes discusses the loved, loathed, ignored and celebrated and calls for support for Suffolk artists who add value to the built environment with their sculpture. According to the Recording Archive for Public Sculpture – […]

Suffolk Preservation Society vocalises their concerns about good design in Suffolk

The Ipswich Star recently wrote this article about the Suffolk Preservation Society (SPS) vocalising their concerns (and rightly so) about good design within our towns and villages, particularly with the growing needs of housing and the impact on our historic buildings and townscapes. Nicholas Jacob Architects has always strived to promote good design and welcomes […]

7 steps to building a home for £1,000/m²

Cutting down costs on a self-build project requires attention to detail, micro-management and being disciplined with your time and resources. Many self-builders want to know how to keep costs down, often aiming to keep them to around £1,000/m². It’s challenging, but it can be done. There isn’t a one-plan-fits-all solution for this – every project […]

8 ways to add value to your home

Do you want to improve your home and add value to it? In this article, we have listed 8 ways that you can do so. Create more space Potential buyers and homeowners often want to get more living space, which can mean better kitchen and dining areas, additional bedrooms, or a home office. If you […]