Looking for a Loft Conversion in Derby? We Can Help!

Posted by BDS Architecture on Oct 22, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Loft conversions are becoming increasingly popular with the UK population. This is because they allow you to make great use of what may have been wasted space. If you’re looking for a loft conversion, BDS Architecture can help, as our team of experts can offer comprehensive advice. For more information, continue reading.

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Topics: Loft Conversion

Why Choose a Designer that is Involved in the Whole Process of House Extension

Posted by BDS Architecture on Oct 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM

If you are planning a house extension, you may be wondering at what stage to include a designer in the project. There are many benefits to choosing a designer that is involved with the whole process of the house extension, some of which we outline below…

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions, planning permission

Where To Start With A Home Office Extension

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Sep 14, 2020 10:56:49 AM

At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, many offices were shut and employees were forced to quickly adapt to working from home. While at first many employees found that chaotic, people soon adapted to remote working and discovered the benefits of working from home. For this reason, the demand for home offices has significantly risen in the UK, as many people wish to continue working from home for the long-term. In this blog post, we explain where to start with a house extension for a home office and outline the important things you must consider before you begin to build your home office.

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Topics: Extensions, Home office

How To Increase Space When Working From Home

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Aug 13, 2020 11:00:00 AM

With most offices closed for months as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, homeworking has quickly become the norm. Even as businesses begin to reopen, this looks set to continue. Recent surveys suggest that the majority of UK office workers now favour either a partial or complete switch to homeworking, with many reluctant to give up their newfound flexibility and escape from the daily commute.

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Topics: Extensions, Home office

How To Choose Lasting Materials For A Sustainable Home

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Jul 15, 2020 3:00:00 PM

If you're looking to build a sustainable and environmentally friendly home, it's essential that you consider the materials you use, as well as how you're going to use them. A long-term plan is required to keep your home comfortable and beautiful while using only ecologically friendly materials.

Fortunately, there are many options available to you, and many ways you can achieve your goals.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Residential Architecture, Maximise Lighting

Common Complaints Of Poor Quality Drawings

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Jul 6, 2020 10:45:00 AM

If you are thinking about improving your home, such as adding a single-storey extension to the rear of your property or extending your garage, then you will need architectural drawings. These drawings will be used by a range of different professionals including builders, electricians and plumbers.

This is why it is vital that they are clear, concise and accurate.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions, Residential Architecture

Single Storey Extension Roof Design Ideas

Posted by Tim Foster on Jun 10, 2020 1:14:00 PM

If you’ve decided to extend your home, you will need to consider precisely how you’re going to roof your new space. It’s time to get inspired with our single-storey extension roof design ideas!

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions, Residential Architecture, extension with a view, Maximise Lighting, Single Storey Extension

4 Inspiring Design Ideas For Your Barn Conversion

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Jun 8, 2020 1:14:00 PM

Finding rural land on which to construct a new property is becoming increasingly difficult, with planning laws tending to restrict the development of green-belt locations. However, transforming a former agricultural building can be a fantastic way to create a bespoke home, which is filled with character, class and unique features that you won’t find anywhere else.

With these single-storey barn conversion ideas, you’ll be well on your way to creating the home of your dreams.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Residential Architecture, barn conversion

Can’t Afford To Relocate? Here Are Three Budget Home Improvements

Posted by Tim Foster on Jun 5, 2020 1:13:00 PM

As anyone who has ever moved house will be well aware, the process of relocating can be arduous and stressful, not to mention expensive. The logistics of uprooting your life and your family can be very complex, particularly if it involves moving further away from the workplaces, schools or universities that you or loved ones regularly attend.

Selling your current home can also be very difficult, requiring hours of labour negotiating with buyers and ensuring that your property is in a clean and saleable state for viewings. The cost of moving can also quickly add up when you start to factor in costs such as estate agent fees, mover and storage services, and any modifications you will need to make for your new property.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions, Residential Architecture, renovation, Two Storey Extension, Single Storey Extension

3D Home Designs From BDS Architecture

Posted by Tim Foster on Jun 3, 2020 1:11:00 PM


If you're in the planning stage for a build of any kind, a 3D home design as offered by BDS Architecture makes an excellent investment. Interior and exterior 3D home design renderings allow you to see the full scope of your project, visualising the final build in a way regular plans simply can't. Contact us today to learn more.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, renovation, Ongoing Projects, 3D Visualisation, self-build

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