Tim Foster

Recent Posts

How Much Does It Cost To Build An Extension?

Posted by Tim Foster on May 17, 2022 2:23:29 PM

This is often the first question we get asked! We understand every client wants to receive quality and value so we’ve put together this guide to help you plan for costs, and gain familiarity with the variables which affect price.

We recommend budgeting between £2'000 - £3'000 per square metre. Obviously, there is quite a difference here, however this covers both single and double height structures, options for building materials and the amount of glazing incorporated etc.

Read More

Topics: Extensions

9 Stunning Contemporary House Extension Design Ideas

Posted by Tim Foster on Feb 11, 2022 1:32:06 PM

If you happen to be in the market for a house extension right now and are looking for something a bit more innovative and creative than those brick and glass single storey extensions that most of your friends seem to have signed up to, then take a look at some of the following house extension design ideas. We can’t take credit for these particular examples – which were all designed by other architects – but it does illustrate the possibilities for an extension when you work with an architectural designer like BDS.

Read More

Topics: Extensions

I Want To Build My Own House - Where Do I Start?

Posted by Tim Foster on Feb 11, 2022 1:28:49 PM

The prospect of building your own house can be feel exciting and incredibly liberating – just think of all those innovative green features you can incorporate, for instance. 

However, anyone who has watched even a couple of episodes of Kevin McCloud’s superb Grand Designs TV programme on Channel 4 will be aware that self-builds don’t always go according to plan and – unless you’ve planned thoroughly and carefully – your dream house could actually turn into your biggest nightmare.

Read More

Topics: Architectural Designer

Move House Or Extend – What’s Involved? -

Posted by Tim Foster on Oct 18, 2021 5:23:08 PM

Moving into a new home can give you a fresh start, but what if you’ve always loved the home you’ve lived in? There are two main ways that you can get more space in your home and start anew; either decide to move house or extend your existing home. Each option comes with advantages and disadvantages, ranging from relative costs to property space. Below are some of the most important things to consider to help you choose whether you should move house or extend your property.

Read More

Topics: Extensions

Single Storey Extension Roof Design Ideas

Posted by Tim Foster on Jun 10, 2020 1:14:00 PM

If you’ve decided to extend your home, you will need to consider precisely how you’re going to roof your new space. It’s time to get inspired with our single-storey extension roof design ideas!

Read More

Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions, Residential Architecture, extension with a view, Maximise Lighting, Single Storey Extension

Can’t Afford To Relocate? Here Are Three Budget Home Improvements

Posted by Tim Foster on Jun 5, 2020 1:13:00 PM

As anyone who has ever moved house will be well aware, the process of relocating can be arduous and stressful, not to mention expensive. The logistics of uprooting your life and your family can be very complex, particularly if it involves moving further away from the workplaces, schools or universities that you or loved ones regularly attend.

Selling your current home can also be very difficult, requiring hours of labour negotiating with buyers and ensuring that your property is in a clean and saleable state for viewings. The cost of moving can also quickly add up when you start to factor in costs such as estate agent fees, mover and storage services, and any modifications you will need to make for your new property.

Read More

Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions, Residential Architecture, renovation, Two Storey Extension, Single Storey Extension

3D Home Designs From BDS Architecture

Posted by Tim Foster on Jun 3, 2020 1:11:00 PM


If you're in the planning stage for a build of any kind, a 3D home design as offered by BDS Architecture makes an excellent investment. Interior and exterior 3D home design renderings allow you to see the full scope of your project, visualising the final build in a way regular plans simply can't. Contact us today to learn more.

Read More

Topics: Architectural Designer, renovation, Ongoing Projects, 3D Visualisation, self-build

Knock-On Effects Of Poor Quality Drawings

Posted by Tim Foster on May 30, 2020 1:09:00 PM

Drawings are the first step taken towards making your construction project a reality - they're the foundation on which everything else is based. Naturally, if you have poor quality drawings it's going to result in an unsatisfactory final build.

There are several knock-on effects to consider when it comes to bad drawings.

Read More

Topics: Architectural Designer, Residential Architecture, renovation, Ongoing Projects, new house design

How To Arrange Furniture To Keep Draughts At Bay

Posted by Tim Foster on Feb 27, 2020 9:23:53 AM

With winter firmly established and temperatures plunging to sub-zero, you may have noticed cold draughts tickling your ankles at home; if so, be reassured that you’re not alone, as Britain’s homes are amongst the least well-insulated in Europe. However, reassurance won’t warm you up and turning up the heating is only a temporary solution that will cost you.

Read More

Topics: heating your home, warm feet, snuggly warm

How Much Value Does An Extension Add To Your House?

Posted by Tim Foster on Feb 11, 2020 12:55:56 PM

An extension can provide numerous benefits for you as a homeowner, such as creating a more spacious and intuitive living environment for your everyday life. One of the most important questions that many people wonder, however, is 'does adding an extension add value?' It's true that building projects can very often serve as a creative way to raise your property price, but the degree to which this is true will depend on a number of factors regarding the home itself and your exact extension plans.

Read More

Topics: Extensions, Two Storey Extension, Single Storey Extension

Follow BDS

Subscribe to Email Updates

New Call-to-action

Recent Posts

New Call-to-action