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

A Country Cottage Extension with a View

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Nov 28, 2018 2:08:09 PM


BDS Architecture Ltd are in the midst of extending this gorgeous brick built cottage set in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. The extension is being completed to the rear of the property, maximising on large windows to take in the breath taking view from the interior.

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Topics: Extensions, Architectural Designer, renovation, glass window, extension with a view, floor to ceiling glass

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

Architectural Services Spotlight - Extensions

Posted by Tim Foster on Oct 15, 2018 4:50:05 PM

Adding an extension to your home is the perfect way to increase your amount of living space to suit your exact requirements. We have more than fifteen years’ experience designing and building bespoke extensions through our architectural design service in Derby and the surrounding area.

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Topics: Derbyshire, Architectural Designer, Extensions

What is Architectural Design?

Posted by Tim Foster on Oct 9, 2018 2:30:00 PM

Architectural design is a concept that entails the components of a structure and how they are combined to create a complete and functional building. It involves creating sketches, preparing layouts and models, and determining the design elements for a building. Vitruvius, a renowned Roman architect of centuries ago, premised the architectural idea on three fundamental elements- aesthetic appeal, strength, and functionality.

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Topics: Architectural Designer

Advantages Of Working With A Local Architect On Your Dream Home

Posted by Tim Foster on Oct 2, 2018 11:00:00 AM


A local architect plays a vital role in the delivery process of a client’s vision of their dream home. The architect (or architectural designer) must be able to visualise the client’s idea and conceptualise it on paper to enable the building contractor to create the design in bricks and mortar.

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Topics: Residential Architecture, Derbyshire, Architectural Designer

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