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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

How Home Architecture Differs From Commercial Architecture

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Dec 31, 2018 10:02:00 AM

On some levels, good domestic and commercial architecture have a lot in common. Both private and public buildings need strong integrity and infrastructure, both must be aesthetically pleasing, and both must be compliant with regulations. However, there are key differences between home and commercial architecture, and every professional who works with you on your project should be familiar with them.

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Topics: Residential Architecture

Foundations For Extensions - Different Types To Consider

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Dec 27, 2018 11:51:00 AM

The foundation of an extension is equally as important as that of the main house. It needs to be built to last and support the new additional structure. Here are four types of foundations suitable for anchoring an extension.

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Topics: Architectural Designer

Foundations - The Unforeseen Costs To Avoid

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Dec 21, 2018 11:10:00 AM

We have said it before and we will say it again, foundations are the most critical part of any building. Unfortunately, they can be the most expensive too. It's not just the cost of laying foundations that make this part of the building process so expensive. It's also the fact that there can be many unforeseen problems that crop up. Dealing with complicated foundations can become expensive.

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Topics: Architectural Designer

New House Design, Derbyshire

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Dec 11, 2018 10:33:58 AM

 House Design Visualisation

BDS Architecture Ltd have designed this four bedroom house to replace to an ageing bungalow.  The new house design incorporates a large floor to ceiling window to take in the surrounding view from the interior.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, renovation, glass window, floor to ceiling glass, extension with a view, new house design

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