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.
Topics: Loft Conversion
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Topics: Architectural Designer