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The benefits and drawbacks of pre-fabricating your dream home

Have you considered using pre-fabrication as a method for building your own home? Germany has been at the forefront of ...
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The benefits of using an architect on a Gravenhill self-build or elsewhere

Thinking of building a Gravenhill Self-Build? Here's how to save money and reduce stress... It's finally happening!  You've found your ...
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What can the UK learn about housing from examples around the world?

Katie Reilly takes inspiration from Chapter 5 of Clare's book The UK’s climate can be challenging to cope with due ...
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CNA team members get constructive in the woods!

This July, Clare, Katie and Julia took part in Studio in the Woods, a "long weekend of making" run by ...
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CNA visit to Straw Bale House by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

Recently Clare Nash Architecture Ltd. (CNA) visited the famous Straw Bale House in North London designed by Sarah Wigglesworth and ...
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Contemporary Vernacular Design - How British Housing can Rediscover its Soul

5 Designs that Challenge our British Perceptions of “Home”

While researching abroad, Clare discovered that no matter what culture you live in, our needs from a home are quite similar ...
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A Contemporary Vernacular Housing Development Design

Clare speaking about how vernacular architecture can inspire good quality modern housing design using interesting case studies from her book: ...
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AECB Conference 2016

The AECB conference 2016 was held at the UK’s greenest building - The University of East Anglia Enterprise Centre designed ...
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Hemp, Lime and Timber Frame Prefabricated Panels

Hemp, lime and timber frame prefabricated panels are an exciting way of creating eco-homes. I recently visited a ecohouse (that ...
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The Green Build Home Improvement Fund is back!

The Green Build Home Improvement Fund is back this Wednesday 10.11.14! Save lots of money on insulation and other energy ...
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