Entries by NJ Architects

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum occupies a significant site in South Kensington and has done so since 1856.  It has long been known for one of the most significant collections of decorative arts in the world and exemplifiies British Design and Craftmanship through these collections but also in the architecture of its buildings.  These buildings […]

Your older home

No matter how modest they may appear to be, older buildings are valued as they tell us about the past, meaning a lot of them are protected by authorities due to their special historic or architectural appeal. When living in or owning a listed building or living in a conservation area there are other things […]

The challenges of managing historic parish churches

England is known for having an amazing heritage, and part of its heritage is historical parish churches. Historic England is working towards understanding the special challenges that people face in caring for this type of place of worship in today’s society. Although there are more than 200 historic parish churches in England with a floor […]

15 projects you don’t need planning permission for

If you’re looking to renovate or refurbish an existing building, you’ll be pleased to discover just how many things you can do without having to go through the planning permission process. Permitted development (PD) rights allow you to do lots of different home improvements, from adding solar panels to building a basement, or converting a […]

NJ Architects celebrate 20 years in business

A leading Architectural practice in Suffolk is celebrating 20 years in business this month. NJ Architects, based in Ipswich, was founded in 1996 by Nick Jacob, and the firm will have been practising in the Eastern region for 20 years. The RIBA Chartered practice offer a full range of architectural services in both the commercial […]

Brexit: How will the EU referendum result affect the Architecture industry?

It’s nearly three months since Britain voted to leave the EU in a historic referendum.  Our expert Associate, Shaun Soanes, takes a look into what this may mean for the UK’s Architecture and Design industries. Brexit The vote to leave the EU has certainly been one of the most momentous decisions in recent British history. Britain strongly voted […]

Introducing Shaun

Architecture is one of the most influential professions in our society – taking in the way the built environment is planned, designed, made, used and maintained. Here at Nicholas Jacob Architects, we value the skills, imagination and dedication of our team. So to celebrate the things which inspire them, we would like to introduce you […]