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4 Reasons To Go Ahead & Get That Extension

Posted by Tim Foster on Aug 14, 2019 3:22:59 PM



Are you considering extending your property? Are you feeling hesitant about taking the plunge and getting in contact with an architectural designer? While investing in a house extension can seem like a big commitment, there are plenty of ways in which going ahead with your plans will enhance your home and, indeed, your life. We’ve listed a few to encourage you to make your extension dreams come true:

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Topics: Extensions

BDS Architecture: Make Your Small Room Look Bigger

Posted by Tim Foster on Jul 22, 2019 3:20:00 PM

Small rooms are often a source of frustration for homeowners, particularly if they feel cramped and oppressive. However, there are plenty of simple design tricks available that will make your room feel bigger. We’ve put together a short guide for those that need a helping hand in transforming their small rooms into havens of peace and tranquillity.

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Topics: Extensions, Maximise Lighting

5 Questions To Ask An Architect Or Designer Before Getting An Extension

Posted by Tim Foster on Jun 18, 2019 4:26:00 PM

Choosing the right architect for your home extension project is important if you want to achieve the results you are after. Knowing precisely what they can offer you, however, can be a little confusing. To help you understand what to expect from your architect, we’ve drawn up a few fundamental questions you should be asking before work goes ahead.

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Topics: Extensions

How To Maximise Space In Your Home With Only Subtle Layout Alterations

Posted by Tim Foster on May 1, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Maximising the available space in your home needn't be an enormous or expensive project. There are a number of ways in which you can achieve a more spacious feeling to your home's interior, with nothing more than a subtle adjustment to the layout or construction.

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Topics: Residential Architecture

5 Top Tips For Renovating A Property

Posted by Tim Foster on Mar 29, 2019 2:48:00 PM

Whether you’re renovating your existing home, or taking on a new project, there’s nothing more satisfying than a newly renovated property. But getting there isn’t always straightforward, especially if it's an old house. We’re here to make sure that your renovation doesn’t cost more time, money and stress than you’d bargained for.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Residential Architecture, renovation

How Do I Get Planning Permission For Extensions To My Home?

Posted by Tim Foster on Mar 22, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The family is expanding, and space is becoming tighter than usual. There's no real potential for new mortgages or house hunting, and quite frankly, your family unit is quite happy where they are. Sound familiar? If it does, you're probably already considering an extension to your home. But building extensions can be complicated too. For starters, there's the process of getting planning permission. Don't worry! This article aims to provide you with a better understanding of extension planning permission and how to ensure that it's granted to you.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions, Residential Architecture, extension with a view

Avoid Project Failure By Making Sure Your Access Requirements Are Met

Posted by Tim Foster on Jan 24, 2019 2:00:00 PM

The process of renovating a home involves a series of steps that are completed over a period of several weeks or months. In order to ensure that your project proceeds as smoothly as possible, it's crucial to check that every stage is completed thoroughly. There's nothing worse than knocking down a wall, or ripping out a heating system, just to discover that your plans were, well, not the most accurate!

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Topics: Residential Architecture

What To Do If Your Request For Planning Permission Is Rejected

Posted by Tim Foster on Jan 9, 2019 10:03:00 AM

You've circled dozens of home décor pictures in the magazines, pinned images to your Pinterest page, and perhaps even dreamed about picking out your paint colours. Your first practical step, however, in bringing your dream home to life is sorting out your planning permission.

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Topics: new house design

How To Maximise The Amount Of Light In Your Home

Posted by Tim Foster on Jan 3, 2019 10:03:00 AM

Light is sometimes an overlooked factor in your health and wellbeing, especially the light quality that’s available in your home. This is not simply a matter of being able to find things without switching on a light. The issue goes much deeper than that.

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Topics: Residential Architecture

Do You Need Architectural Drawings For An Extension?

Posted by Tim Foster on Dec 18, 2018 4:38:18 PM

You're probably familiar with the prospect of architectural drawings, but many people fall into the trap of presuming that they're only applicable or useful for large builds. The reality, however, is much different. A set of professionally developed and rendered drawings is an essential part of the building process - that applies regardless of the scale of the construction.

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Topics: Architectural Designer

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