Llama Architects - Journal

Journal inspiration, insights and updates from the Llama Architects Design Studio.

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MVHR in Homes


Over the last few decades homes have become much more energy efficient due to the increased standards for insulation and air tightness, with modern homes more than twice as air tight as they used to be. However, this positive change in the fabric and function of buildings, comes with the concern over the indoor air quality of modern and renovated dwellings. As an increasing number of people work from home, the long-term exposure to polluted and oxygen depleted air is likely to have negative health implications, commonly referred to as sick home syndrome.

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Material Series: Zinc


Zinc is a high quality metal which is lightweight, strong and incredibly malleable. It has become a popular choice in the architecture industry to use as a roofing material as well as in façade applications, even finding its way inside homes for Kitchen surfaces.

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Rainwater Harvesting


The UK Climate Change Act 2008 has set a target to reduce UK emissions by at least 80% by 2050. One of the sustainable ways these targets can be met is by promoting water saving devices, to help with the pressures on the UK’s water resources.

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Plant Rooms


Not a room for leafy vegetation but a dedicated space containing the technical equipment required to provide and supply building services to your home, such as electrical distribution, ventilation and water.

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Indoor / Outdoor Spaces


With this wonderful summer weather we've been having in recent months and spending more time in our homes, the importance of indoor/outdoor living is prominent. One of the biggest trends in architecture is blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces and there are a number of ways this can be achieved.

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Purchasing from Llama Group


At Llama Group we are always sourcing and designing new architectural products into our projects. From sliding aluminium doors and oak porches to crittall doors and beautiful staircases. Whether you are looking for individual elements or a whole project design, our friendly design team are able to give you guidance on the specifics.

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Oak Porches & Entrances


Oak porches are becoming increasingly more popular in the UK. They offer practical benefits as well as adding timeless character and value to your property. From simple open structures to glazed enclosed entrances, oak frames create an attractive statement to the front of your house.

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Black Brick at Alderley Edge


An important element of any architectural design scheme is the choice of materials used externally. The choices available are endless and it is important as architects that we make well-considered decisions during the design process, as this can change the whole look and feel of the building.

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Llama Architects Awarded Best Of Houzz 2021 for SEVENTH Consecutive Year


Llama Architects are delighted to have been awarded the Best of Houzz 2021 by the Houzz community, which celebrates the best-rated experts and designs on the home renovation and design platform.

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Llama Architects and Janey Butler Interiors win the Top International Global Award and United Kingdom Award for Best Residential Interior at the 2020-21 International Property Awards


Llama Architects and Janey Butler Interiors are delighted & honoured to have won both the BEST UK & BEST INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL AWARD at the 2020-21 International Property Awards Grand Final for Best Interior Private Residence for our Lake View House project in Cheshire.

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Beautiful Garden Design for Beautiful Homes by Llama Architects


I truly believe that beautiful homes deserve equally exquisite gardens, which is why we work closely with our very own professional team of designers, landscapers, and stonemasons to ensure the entirety of our projects are finished to the highest possible standard.

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Manor House Awarded 'Best Integrated Home' at Cedia Awards 2020


Janey Butler Interiors and Llama Architects are proud to announce that their joint smart home project, Manor House has been recognised as ‘Best Integrated Home’ at the prestigious Cedia Awards 2020.