Tim Foster

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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

Laying The Foundations For An Extension

Posted by Tim Foster on Dec 4, 2018 10:07:00 AM

A foundation is the lowest load-bearing element of a building that transfers the total weight of the structure to the ground safely. Its primary objective is to transmit the dead, wind and live loads to the ground while maintaining the structure and efficiency of the building. However, the correct type of foundation for an extension is dependable on various factors.

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Topics: Extensions

What Depth Should Foundations Be?

Posted by Tim Foster on Nov 29, 2018 2:39:00 PM

Foundations are the most critical part of a building, and sometimes the most expensive. Most people will advise on 600mm as the standard depth of foundation. Unfortunately, several factors affect the depth of the foundation. Hence, such a one-fits-all solution might be disastrous.

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Topics: Architectural Designer

How To Maximise The Use Of Space In Your Terraced House

Posted by Tim Foster on Nov 20, 2018 2:37:00 PM

Whether you’re renovating to sell, looking to add value or making space your growing family, there are lots of options to make space work in your Victorian terraced house.

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Topics: Extensions, Architectural Designer, renovation

I Want To Extend My House - Where Should I Start?

Posted by Tim Foster on Nov 13, 2018 2:36:15 PM

Do you already have your dream home but it’s beginning to seem a little small for your lifestyle? Or perhaps your family is growing and you need more space. Whatever the reason, you may be thinking about extending your house but have no idea where to start.

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Topics: Extensions, Architectural Designer, Residential Architecture

How To Make The Right Choice With Your Derby Architect

Posted by Tim Foster on Nov 1, 2018 2:32:00 PM

Building, designing or renovating your home represents a very real investment. Not only will a great deal of planning be involved, but the outcome will heavily depend upon the professional you select. This observation is just as true when referring to homeowners or commercial property developers. What metrics will need to be taken into account in order to make absolutely certain that the correct firm is chosen?

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Topics: Derbyshire, Residential Architecture, Architectural Designer

Architectural Services Spotlight: Renovations

Posted by Tim Foster on Oct 25, 2018 2:30:21 PM

Our team of qualified, experienced architectural designers have extensive experience renovating homes and commercial buildings around Derby. As a family-owned company based in Derby, our comprehensive renovation service is especially tailored to the needs of local customers. We can guide your renovation from the design and planning stage of a building project to its completion.

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Topics: Residential Architecture, Derbyshire, renovation

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