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.

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Topics: Extensions

Residential Architecture Design Priorities -

Posted by BDS Architecture on Oct 18, 2021 5:06:50 PM

When it comes to redesigning or rebuilding your home, there is certain to be a few elements that you want or need to get as close to perfect as possible. Of course, not all of these will be vital in the long term and knowing what to prioritise in terms of budget, time and resources will ultimately see better decisions made.

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Considering a Loft Conversion?

Posted by BDS Architecture on Oct 18, 2021 5:04:11 PM

A leading team of surveyors have recently predicted that UK house prices will have risen 6% since the start of the year to the end of it. With buyers now being supported further and able to once again consider purchasing new homes, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has suggested that more than £16,000 could be added to the value of the average UK home.

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Looking for a Loft Conversion in Derby? We Can Help!

Posted by BDS Architecture on Oct 22, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Loft conversions are becoming increasingly popular with the UK population. This is because they allow you to make great use of what may have been wasted space. If you’re looking for a loft conversion, BDS Architecture can help, as our team of experts can offer comprehensive advice. For more information, continue reading.

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Topics: Loft Conversion

Why Choose a Designer that is Involved in the Whole Process of House Extension

Posted by BDS Architecture on Oct 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM

If you are planning a house extension, you may be wondering at what stage to include a designer in the project. There are many benefits to choosing a designer that is involved with the whole process of the house extension, some of which we outline below…

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions, planning permission

Where To Start With A Home Office Extension

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Sep 14, 2020 10:56:49 AM

At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, many offices were shut and employees were forced to quickly adapt to working from home. While at first many employees found that chaotic, people soon adapted to remote working and discovered the benefits of working from home. For this reason, the demand for home offices has significantly risen in the UK, as many people wish to continue working from home for the long-term. In this blog post, we explain where to start with a house extension for a home office and outline the important things you must consider before you begin to build your home office.

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Topics: Extensions, Home office

How To Increase Space When Working From Home

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Aug 13, 2020 11:00:00 AM

With most offices closed for months as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, homeworking has quickly become the norm. Even as businesses begin to reopen, this looks set to continue. Recent surveys suggest that the majority of UK office workers now favour either a partial or complete switch to homeworking, with many reluctant to give up their newfound flexibility and escape from the daily commute.

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Topics: Extensions, Home office

How To Choose Lasting Materials For A Sustainable Home

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Jul 15, 2020 3:00:00 PM

If you're looking to build a sustainable and environmentally friendly home, it's essential that you consider the materials you use, as well as how you're going to use them. A long-term plan is required to keep your home comfortable and beautiful while using only ecologically friendly materials.

Fortunately, there are many options available to you, and many ways you can achieve your goals.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Residential Architecture, Maximise Lighting

Common Complaints Of Poor Quality Drawings

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Jul 6, 2020 10:45:00 AM

If you are thinking about improving your home, such as adding a single-storey extension to the rear of your property or extending your garage, then you will need architectural drawings. These drawings will be used by a range of different professionals including builders, electricians and plumbers.

This is why it is vital that they are clear, concise and accurate.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions, Residential Architecture

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!

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

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