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WE ARE RED SKY ARCHITECTS and we are passionate about creating great places for people to live and work.


Based in Nottingham, we are a small practice with a growing reputation for high quality residential projects - people are loving the homes we transform and the new ones we design. Whatever the requirement we apply time, skill and flair to make each project unique.


Our portfolio is diverse and exciting - from house renovations, extensions and new builds to barn conversions, commercial apartments in Listed Buildings and developer-led masterplans.


If you have a project, we have the know-how. So why not give us a call and see what we can do for you!




























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We are a progressive architectural practice based in Nottingham specialising in residential projects across the East Midlands.


We have a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience gained from 20 years in the business, which we draw upon to make your project both unique and as straight forward as possible.


From master-planning, to new builds, renovating and remodelling an existing building or simply adding an extension to the home you love, we are here to help.

W H O    W E    A R E

We have designed, built, extended and renovated countless clients' properties (as well as our own), so we know just how much your building project means to you.


It's a personal thing and although it might not be the largest or most complicated build, you want it done just right.


You want the right advice, the right design, the right service and most of all the right architect.


Once you've met us, we think you'll look no further!

W H Y    C H O O S E    U S

We offer a complete package of architectural services to suit every client's needs.


From our first meeting we set out a simple step-by-step approach, from getting your ideas down on paper to appointing a builder.


We provide simple to understand documents including contracts and always tell you what we'll do and how much it will cost every step of the way - and it's all backed by our Professional Indemnity insurance cover.

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EXTENSION + REFURBISHMENT | Risley, Derbyshire | December 2012


Situated on a prominent corner plot in an idyllic Derbyshire village, this traditional three bedroom detached house was in need of some serious love and attention. Even though the site was on greenbelt land, in a conservation area, we helped the client through a very protracted planning process to add an additional 80sqm of development and a 3 car garage in the grounds.



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ENVIRONMENTAL / NEW-BUILD | Hickling, Nottinghamshire  |  June 2012


A brief to undertake the design of a bungalow in a conservation area provided the opportunity to design a large home with aspirations for an environmental build. Key to this was a southerly aspect providing the opportunity to harness the sun's energy providing solar-powered hot water heating and PV electricity.




LISTED BUILDING / MIXED USE | Friar Gate, Derby  | June 2012


A mixed use scheme for a developer/end user comprising commercial offices at ground floor and apartments on the upper floors. The building is Grade II* Listed  and discussions are ongoing with English Heritage, Planners, the Conservation Officer and the local Heritage Society.



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EXTENSION + REFURBISHMENT | Arlington Drive, Mapperley Park, Nottingham  | June 2011


A neglected 1920's house designed and lived in by an architect offered the opportunity of a full renovation, including  conversion of the garage to a games room. The extension consisted of a garden room, kitchen, utility and new garage.




ON THE DRAWING BOARD  | Jan 2014 - current


We've got more exciting projects lined up for the back end of 2014, including another barn conversion, construction of 16 new apartments, a luxury pad in Kensington, London, design of five large rural houses, bungalows, a large housing development, more house extensions and a spot of student accommodation to top it all off!



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NEW BUILD | Clumber Avenue, Nottingham |  Sept 2013


Construction of a new detached 4 bed luxury house, with integral garage and a large kitchen-diner looking onto a landscaped garden. Completed July 2014


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NEW BUILD | High Mount, Telford I  March 2014


Construction begins for CfSH affordable housing for a local Housing Association. The scheme consists of 16 new one-bed apartments and refurbishment of existing communal facilities.


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BARN CONVERSION | Stretton, Derbyshire |  December 2013


Conversion of an existing barn to two bed accommodation using a timber framed solution to reduce costs, minimise dig and provide a superbly insulated new home! Work started on site April 2014.


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HOUSE EXTENSION I Whernside Road, Nottingham   I   January 2014


This extension to a detached family home was designed to provide much needed ground floor space, including an illustrators studio, reconfigured kitchen and utility room and a large family room with bi-fold doors out onto the terraced garden.