Planning Success

We have been working with a family in south Derbyshire who want to redesign and extend their home. They own a 1930s detached house with a large garden and spectacular views across the Peak District National Park. Work has already begun to rearrange and refurbish the existing house and we had developed with the Client…

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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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Self-build diary

For the last year Rachel has been in the process of building an extension to her home in Sheffield. The project is a self-build project being constructed as much as possible by Rachel and her partner, Ross, over holidays, evening and weekends. As the extension becomes watertight, Rachel reflects on the process of building so…

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Pop-Up Sheffield

To tie in with RIBA Yorkshire’s Love Architecture Festival 2014, we popped up in our mobile office in Sheffield city centre this month. This time we were on the lower ground floor of the Birds Yard Shop on Chapel Walk and with a slightly developed pop-up office including a new built in desk, complete with…

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Pop-Up Chesterfield

On 8th May our pop-up office was built for the first time in the atrium of Chesterfield Market Hall. After spending a busy bank holiday weekend constructing the elements, it was great to see it all come together in the space. As the market opened, the ‘home’ half was built and the ‘office’ construction well…

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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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Home and Away

It has been a busy start to 2014. Rachel joined full time at the beginning of January and has been building up our website to add some more of our previous projects, such as the Renishaw Foundation Unit that we worked on together at our previous practice, Evans Vettori Architects, and some more current projects,…

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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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Self Build on a Shoestring

As part of Grand Designs Live this year the National Self Build Association organised the Self Build on a Shoestring Ideas Competition asking the question, “Could You Design A Simple Self Build Home For A Family Of Four That Can Be Constructed For Less Than £50,000?”  [cycloneslider id=”shoestring”] With a couple of weeks to go,…

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