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3 Environmental Factors To Consider When Building Your Own Home

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Sep 11, 2019 11:02:00 AM


The environmental impact of housing development should always be at the forefront of your consideration when in the planning stages of a new-build property. The environmental design of houses changes, however, depending on the exact nature of the area the property is going to be built in. With that in mind, here are three key questions you need to ask yourself before you begin planning the build of your new home.

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Topics: Residential Architecture, new house design

How To Choose The Right Extension Design For Your Budget

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Aug 30, 2019 2:49:00 PM



The concepts of 'extension' and 'budget' are inextricably linked, and no matter the size of your budget it's important to choose an extension that will be achievable. One important part of doing this is to get the best price on your extension, so that you can get the most from your money. There are many options for house extensions and a number of important factors to consider, such as having a survey done, hiring the right designer, sourcing the best materials and working with the right contractors. Here's an outline of how much to budget for house extensions.

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Topics: Extensions

Find The Keys To A Successful Barn Conversion

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Jul 24, 2019 3:18:15 PM

Converting an old barn can be a wonderful opportunity to create a new dream home. You’re not exactly starting from scratch as with a self-build project but converting can allow you to shape the interior to your own style and tastes. Converted barns can also make great home office spaces for working in a home-from-home on your own property.

Barn conversions are sometimes available in areas where it would be extremely difficult to get planning permission for a brand-new development but you might still need consent and there are a number of other issues to bear in mind…

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Topics: planning permission, Loft Conversion, barn conversion

How To Use Colour In Your Home Design

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Jun 20, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Choosing the right colours for your home design can be one of the most difficult parts of redecorating. Indeed, as well as helping to make your rooms homely and beautiful, certain colours have the power to profoundly affect our moods and can even impact long-term well-being.

Although deciding what colour to paint a room or picking shades of wood for your new furniture can seem like daunting tasks, they don’t have to be. Colour should represent an outlet for your creativity and flair. To make sure you get the colour schemes for your home just right, we’ve put together a few helpful tips below:

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Topics: new house design

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

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