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5 Questions To Ask An Architect Before Investing In A Loft Conversion

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Jun 27, 2019 10:00:00 AM

A loft conversion can be a considerable investment and can require a notable change to the architectural design of your property. This means that you should make sure you have as much information as possible before you continue with a project. Here are five key questions to ask your architect to help you make the right choices.

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Topics: Loft Conversion

Different Lighting Tricks To Maximise Your Living Space & To Give The Illusion Of A Bigger Brighter House

Posted by Rebecca Foster on May 3, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Do you dream of bright, airy spaces and beautiful, elegant windows? Would you like a larger, lighter, brighter home? Or are you thinking of building your own home to get exactly what you dream of?

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Topics: Extensions, Residential Architecture

What To Do If You're Running Out Of Space At Home & How To Maximise The Space You Already Have

Posted by Rebecca Foster on May 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Space is at a premium in every home - whether you live alone or in the midst of a busy family, there never seems to be enough space. But just because you think your home has no more available space for you, it doesn't mean it's true. A call to the friendly team at BDS Architecture may just be the key to unlocking the hidden space in your home.

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Topics: Extensions, Residential Architecture

How To Build In Awkward Spaces

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Apr 30, 2019 11:08:04 AM

Growing families are always in need of more space. The first questions is often "well, why don't you move and find somewhere better?" but there are many reasons you might want to stay put. Emotional and familial ties to the property, staying close to work and friends, not wanting to uproot children from school - the list is extensive.

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Topics: Extensions, Residential Architecture

6 Top Tips For Choosing Land To Build Your Dream Home On!

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Mar 28, 2019 2:29:00 PM

Most of us imagine that at some point in the future we'll be living in our own home and some of us even dream of self-building. When the time finally arrives, choosing the right plot of land to build on can be daunting. There are several factors to take into consideration in order to find the ideal plot of land.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Residential Architecture, new house design

6 Top Tips For A Self Build

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Mar 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Many people are now looking at different ways to get on the property ladder. One increasingly popular method that you may be thinking about is a self-build home. This type of project not only allows you to build the house you want, where you want but also gives a real sense of achievement when completed.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, planning permission, Residential Architecture, new house design

Renovating A House - The Ultimate Checklist

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Mar 16, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Many people dream of buying a house and doing it up. But, unless you know what you're doing, understanding the processes involved and the challenges that may arise can be tricky.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, planning permission, renovation

Cold Feet? An Under Floor Heating In Your New Extension Could Be The Answer!

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Mar 12, 2019 12:09:15 PM

Old property, new heating system

BDS Architecture Ltd are renovating and and extending this Edwardian property. Here you can see the kitchen extension really coming along. Internal works are really taking shape including the fitting of the underfloor heating.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, renovation, extension with a view, new house design, underfloor heating, heating your home, warm feet, snuggly warm

French Chalet; Renovation & Transformation

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Jan 18, 2019 10:29:46 AM

For many years this soon to be renovated chalet was just a concrete block shell being used for storage. Last year the property was acquired by a new owner who wanted to transform the space into a family home. BDS Architecture Ltd had the pleasure of designing a suitable layout for the existing building to make it into a fabulous four bedroom family living space. The above photo shows the property half way through it's renovation.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions, Residential Architecture, renovation

A Quick Guide To Your Dream Barn Conversion

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Jan 16, 2019 9:40:00 AM

On the lookout for your dream countryside home? A barn conversion might be perfect for you. Barn conversions are an easy way around the planning restrictions that can make building your own home from scratch challenging. Plus they come with the added bonuses of having historical charm and plenty of character. Embarking on a renovation project can be hugely rewarding (wouldn't it be nice to wake up to idyllic views every morning?), but there are a number of important aspects to keep in mind beforehand. Here's what you need to know.

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Topics: Architectural Designer

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