Reduce, reuse, recycle

Adaptive reuse is the process of reinventing an existing building or site for a different purpose. This is a way we can reclaim forgotten spaces and conserve land and built history. In essence, recycling space. The construction industry is one of the biggest waste producers and CO2 emitters. The reuse of buildings is a route…

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Happy Birthday to Us!

One year ago today Andy took a step into the unknown and started his first full day’s work at Thread Architects. We couldn’t have wished for a better first year of business. Within the first few weeks of Thread opening up full time, our first competition entry for Self Build on a Shoestring was named as one…

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Thread on tour

Last week we took the opportunity to develop our knowledge of sustainable and self build projects through a couple of visits to the Hockerton Housing Project in Nottinghamshire and meeting Hemp-Lime Construct in Cromford. Hockerton Housing Project is a self sufficient co-housing group based in the Nottinghamshire countryside. Over a decade ago they began work on…

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Pop Up Architects

03rd to 11th May 2014 is National Custom and Self Build Week, an event organised by the National Self Build Association and Grand Designs Live. A wide-ranging programme of events are planned throughout the country to help millions of Britons turn their self-build dreams into reality.   We are doing our bit by moving our office into…

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Thread 2013

2013 has been an exciting year. Thread has only been in existence for the last three months but has been a long time in the planning and the New Year will mark a very important stage as from 1st January, both Rachel and Andy will be working full time for Thread as we start to push…

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