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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Home Truths

As part of our Self-Build stories pop-up in the Winter Gardens this January, we held an event called “Home Truths” – a discussion on self-build. We assembled a collection of architects, engineers, builders, planners and clients who were on hand to talk about and ask questions of members of the public who came along to…

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Self-build Stories

Throughout January four Architect practices are taking over the Pop-up shop, telling our SheffieldStories. Come join us next week in the Winter Gardens for Self-build Stories, to find out about starting your own self-build project, from the process to the finish.  Bring this flyer to add your house (or dream house?) to the Sheffield Map,…

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New office, new assistant

  It has been an eventful start to the autumn, and not only because we celebrated our second birthday but because we have now moved into our new home at Studio 4, Unit 14 Mesters Works, Sheffield. With our new office, we have made space for another Thread, Raheela, a recent graduate from the Glasgow…

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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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What do architects add to projects?

During our pop-up office in Sheffield we were repeatedly asked the question “what do architects add to projects?” To try and answer this Andy has written the following blog based on his experiences as the Regional Chair of the East Midlands RIBA Awards earlier in the year: During February to April I was honoured to…

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Pop Up Winter Gardens

This is our first blog of 2015 which goes to show how fast this year is flying by and how busy it has been. Many thanks to all our clients who have kept us drawing! We will be making an effort to keep the blog ticking over through 2015 now. To mark the start of…

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New projects and VAT

Since our last blog we’ve been very busy working on a number of new feasibility studies for residential projects ranging from loft conversions to new one-off homes. Clients often ask us at the outset of a project if VAT is payable on both our work and the construction and material cost of the build. VAT…

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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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