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...

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...

September 29, 2017

Do you remember back in the ‘olden days’ when you would be asked in art class to create a mood board? So, you’d get out a load of magazines and glue and scissors and slap it all onto a bit of cardboard. Well, welcome to Pinterest. The digital online version of sitting...

July 27, 2016

The kitchen is often at the heart of your home, remember to keep it light and fresh. You don't have to go completely contemporary in your design though. A traditional feel still looks great with white and creams.

You can accent this with a monochrome floor or accessorie...

May 3, 2016

So, you've decided that you want a change and would like to build an extension or alter your home. Where do you start? People often think design is all about ideas. In fact, design is the process that takes the idea, develops it, prepares it and communicates it, ready...

March 14, 2016

We are putting together a series of blogs to help you through the design process in order to get the most out of your rooms. This week we are starting with the Living Room. Potentially the room you spend the most of your time in through your home. This guide will steer...

December 9, 2015

This guide will tell you all you need to know about installing a system in your new or existing building and how to maximise its potential. At Nicholson Nairn Architects we have designed properties for many years using this type of renewable energy. Our clients are ver...

October 26, 2015

Employing someone to design or remodel and build your most valuable asset is likely to be a nerve racking experience. Unless your project is very simple it makes sense to at least talk to an architect for advice before you get going. Architects are highly skilled and p...

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