August 9, 2019

We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of our new Yorkshire studio!

We’re a growing practice which is thriving and continuing to move forward in new and exciting directions. Since 2017 the managing director, Chris Barr, has driven the practice forward with exc...

November 26, 2018

This beautifully proposed luxury 5 bed home currently in for planning is one of the few projects here at NNA we have spent time modelling in 3D via the use of Autodesk’s Revit software. The use of Revit allowed us to take the clients ideas and put them into a ‘virtual’...

August 16, 2018

Building projects that change the external appearance of a house will often require permission from the local authority, but this is not always the case. Some projects can be carried out under “permitted development rights”, which allow home owners to build certain typ...

August 9, 2018

“As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.”
Norman Foster

Well that’s quite a challenge ... to essentially design for the unknown. Here are a few helpful tips which we believe architects need i...

July 26, 2018

Peter Elder, Senior Architect at Nicholson Nairn, recently completed RIBA Course ‘Conservation of Materials’. This course covered an in depth discussion on tradition lead and stonework detailing and repair in historic and listed buildings. The course was lead by an exp...

July 19, 2018

Nicholson Nairn Architects are currently working across a broad range of sectors and in turn a wide range of buildings, from new builds to Listed buildings of historic interest. Each building type requires a wide range of skills which NNA are committed to enhance and t...

June 1, 2018

As Phase 1 of Bessemer Court nears completion, Nicholson Nairn are delighted to have been instructed to commence detailed design on Phase 2, with end users already signed up.  The industrial estate in Consett will eventually feature over 40,000 ft2 of new build industr...

April 12, 2018

Nicholson Nairn Architects were invited to prepare a design for an extension to the rear of an impressive semi-detached stone dwelling in Whickham. The extension was to provide an orangery and utility room at ground floor and bedroom / en-suite to the first floor.

A pre...

March 22, 2018

Works are progressing well on a detached ‘A’ rated new-build house in Rothbury.

The whole house ventilation system has now been installed and the ground source heat pumps have been connected.

March 8, 2018

The client for an eco-friendly detached house was very keen to have underfloor heating on the upper floor of their new home – this was to be fed by a low temperature ground source heat pump system.

However, as this was a timber frame construction to maximise the thermal...

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