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Níall from Real Life Architecture

Architect, Consultant, Content Creator

Hello there! I'm Níall, and I've been running my own architecture practice in Edinburgh since 2009. I specialise in altering and extending private homes. I understand that for many of my clients, the world of architecture and construction can feel unfamiliar and daunting. That's why a big part of my work involves demystifying the process, guiding homeowners step by step, and ensuring they feel confident and informed every step of the way.

What is Real Life Architecture

Drawing upon my experience I created Real Life Architecture. Here, I offer friendly advice and  tailored to homeowners all across the UK. Whether you're planning a house extension, altering the internal layout or even building your own home from scratch, I am the first person you should speak to. You can browse my advice for free or get more detailed, bespoke advice for a fee. 

Real Life Architecture on Social Media

Join me on my journey as I share insights and practical tips on designing, altering, and extending homes in the UK. With over 65k followers and rising, Real Life Architecture's social media channels are buzzing with engaging content and real-world perspectives,  regularly attracting over 1 million monthly views. Let's navigate the world of architecture together, making your dream home a tangible reality!

Media Collaborations

I am happy to participate in media interviews, podcasts and online collaborations. This is a list of projects I have collaborated on. If you want to talk to me about a collaboration, get in touch on the Contact page. 

The Broke Architect Podcast

June 2023

The Broke Architect Podcast focuses on the state of the architecture profession, both in the UK and abroad. 

I was interviewed by Jason Byrne, who runs The Broke Architect. We spent over an hour discussing the reality of being a sole practitioner architect in the UK today. 

Listed to the episode on Spotify 

Broke Architect Podcast Episode

BBC Business Daily Podcast

April 2024

The BBC Business Daily Podcast focuses on money and business.

I was interviewed by Rick Kelsey, who wanted to explore the practical benefits of using wind turbines on private homes in the UK. 

Listen to the episode on the BBC website 

Real Life Architecture interview on BBC Business Daily Podcast

The Female Property Expert

Upcoming Mid-2024

The Female Property Expert podcast is run by Emma, who focuses on training people who want to become property developers. 

We discussed how architects play a key role in property development. 

This is a link to The Female Property Expert Podcast. 

Real Life Architecture interview on the Female Property Expert Podcast

Micro House Scotland

March 2024

Micro House Scotland discussed a three year long self-build project in his back garden in Edinburgh. 

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