Conservation and construction – the perks and the pitfalls of owning a listed building

Listed buildings, by definition, are unusual, full of character and can make unique homes and offices.

But making the changes necessary for modern living can be complex and expensive. Knowing the ins and outs from the get-go is essential. Getting it wrong can mean a hefty fine or, at worst, a custodial sentence! Read more

A Good Relationship Between Architect and Interior Designer is Crucial

It’s a question almost as old as the chicken and the egg; who do you choose first – architect or interior designer?

Designers and architects aren’t always the most comfortable of bedfellows – while there is a lot of overlap, the different skills, perspectives and priorities can create challenges. To an extent the answer is in the scale of your project and how dramatically a space needs to be remodelled. But, however you begin, the earlier the team gets together the better the results will be – and the key to the success of any project is that everyone involved truly understands and is aligned with the needs of the client. Read more

Built for industry, converted for comfort

Nicholas Jacob Architects make the most of warehouse living.

Since the first New Yorkers moved into disused warehouses in its Meatpacking District, the desire for these old industrial behemoths continues to grow.

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