Calculating The Depth Of Foundations For Single Storey Extensions

Posted by Tim Foster on Jun 28, 2017 4:10:00 PM

The foundations for your much-anticipated brand new kitchen, dining or bedroom extension may not be visible to the naked eye, but their importance cannot be over-stated. And yet, when it comes to working out how deep foundations for a single storey extension need to be, there is no ‘one size fits all’ answer.

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Is It Possible To Build House Extensions Without Planning Permission?

Posted by Tim Foster on Jun 23, 2017 5:00:00 PM


Happily, for most of us looking to expand our current living space it’s possible to consider various types of home extensions without planning permission. In other words, we don’t require our local authority’s approval – provided we stay within their stipulated guidelines.

There are exceptions, of course, such as extensions to listed buildings and properties sitting within a conservation area. But, for the vast majority of home owners it’s possible to just go right ahead and contact your preferred architectural designer. He or she will then be able to advise on whether or not your proposed home extension falls within your council’s own building regulations (guidelines may differ slightly between different local authorities).

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Architect Fees For Small Home Extensions – What Should You Pay?

Posted by Tim Foster on Apr 26, 2017 3:28:00 PM


Once you’ve made the decision that it makes more sense to build an extension onto your existing property than move home altogether, the next step is to find out exactly how much this is going to cost.

And that’s why, in this article, we have researched the various types of extension you can consider for your home, and how much you can expect to pay for each.

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Achieve A Spacious Family Home With A House Extension Architect

Posted by Tim Foster on Apr 19, 2017 5:05:00 PM

Getting an extension built onto your existing home is all about creating more space. But if you’re a family who likes to spend time together then it’s all about giving you a certain type of space. And that means looking at your lifestyles both individually and together as a family.

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How Much Does It Cost To Build An Extension?

Posted by Tim Foster on Apr 11, 2017 2:18:29 PM

This is often the first question we get asked! We understand every client wants to receive quality and value so we’ve put together this guide to help you plan for costs, and gain familiarity with the variables which affect price.

We recommend budgeting between £1,000 - £2,000 per square metre. Obviously, there is quite a difference here, however this covers both single and double height structures, options for building materials and the amount of glazing incorporated etc.

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Applying For Extension Planning Permission – Everything You Need To Know!

Posted by Tim Foster on Apr 4, 2017 4:53:15 PM

 

Want to extend but daunted by the idea of gaining planning permission? At BDS Architecture we specialise in providing advice and assistance throughout the planning process to alleviate your concerns. Planning permission doesn’t have to be a headache with the right information to hand. This simple guide covers the basics of planning permission and the support we can provide, so your focus can be on the excitement of your new house extension.

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Topics: Insider, Architectural Designer, Extensions, planning permission

Move House Or Extend – What’s Involved?

Posted by Tim Foster on Feb 9, 2017 1:23:00 PM

Moving into a new home can give you a fresh start, but what if you’ve always loved the home you’ve lived in? There are two main ways that you can get more space in your home and start anew; either decide to move house or extend your existing home. Each option comes with advantages and disadvantages, ranging from relative costs to property space. Below are some of the most important things to consider to help you choose whether you should move house or extend your property.

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8 Questions To Ask An Architectural Designer About The Drawings & Plans For A New House Extension

Posted by Tim Foster on Feb 2, 2017 4:50:00 PM


Deciding to add a home extension can be an exciting venture but it can be equally as nerve-wracking for many home owners. Although you won’t be moving house, you’ll be adding a permanent addition to your home that can affect its aesthetic appeal and your quality of life. While working with an architectural designer it is essential that you compile a list of questions so you are informed of what’s involved with the project. Some businesses, such as BDS, combine both architectural design and construction services under the same roof. By taking a holistic view of your extension you can be assured of accountability and reliable timescales at every stage.

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Extending Your Home – 6 Points You Must Be Aware Of

Posted by Tim Foster on Jan 26, 2017 10:25:00 AM

Deciding to add an extension to the existing structure of your home is a big project that needs to be brought to the attention of your local authority, and planning permission may be required. Since the project will have a strong impact on the living conditions for your neighbours and your family, there are important building regulations to take into consideration. With the help of your architectural designer, you can ensure that you design an extension that falls well within the building regulations of your area.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions

How To Find An Architectural Designer To Build Your Dream Extension

Posted by Tim Foster on Jan 19, 2017 5:15:00 PM


Everyone has an idea of what their dream home extension would look like and one of the best ways to achieve the perfect aesthetic is to hire a professional architectural designer, such as BDS. With a keen eye for design and in-depth insight on how to bring your dream home to life, using a professional architectural design service is the best way to transform your home into something you can be proud of. The following tips can help you to find the perfect architectural designer to build your dream extension.

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Topics: Architectural Designer

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