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

6 Top Tips For Choosing Land To Build Your Dream Home On!

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Mar 28, 2019 2:29:00 PM

Most of us imagine that at some point in the future we'll be living in our own home and some of us even dream of self-building. When the time finally arrives, choosing the right plot of land to build on can be daunting. There are several factors to take into consideration in order to find the ideal plot of land.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Residential Architecture, new house design

Loft Conversion Or Extension: Which Is Right For You?

Posted by BDS Architecture on Mar 25, 2019 10:02:00 AM

A loft conversion or an extension are both ideal choices for people who want to expand the available space within their home for a number of different reasons. But which is the right option?

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Topics: Extensions, extension with a view

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

6 Top Tips For A Self Build

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Mar 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Many people are now looking at different ways to get on the property ladder. One increasingly popular method that you may be thinking about is a self-build home. This type of project not only allows you to build the house you want, where you want but also gives a real sense of achievement when completed.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, planning permission, Residential Architecture, new house design

Renovating A Period Property - Is It Worth It?

Posted by BDS Architecture on Mar 20, 2019 11:59:03 AM


All renovations are large projects that should be seriously considered before they're undertaken. When you're dealing with the renovation of a period property, however, even more careful thought needs to be applied.

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Topics: renovation

Renovating A House - The Ultimate Checklist

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Mar 16, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Many people dream of buying a house and doing it up. But, unless you know what you're doing, understanding the processes involved and the challenges that may arise can be tricky.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, planning permission, renovation

Is It Better To Move House Or Extend Your Home?

Posted by BDS Architecture on Mar 15, 2019 11:49:00 AM


There comes a time in most homeowner’s lives when they simply need more space. More space may be required, for example, if a homeowner is expecting another baby or looking to start a room sharing business. This leaves a homeowner with only two options - extend or move house.

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Topics: Extensions, new house design

Cold Feet? An Under Floor Heating In Your New Extension Could Be The Answer!

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Mar 12, 2019 12:09:15 PM

Old property, new heating system

BDS Architecture Ltd are renovating and and extending this Edwardian property. Here you can see the kitchen extension really coming along. Internal works are really taking shape including the fitting of the underfloor heating.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, renovation, extension with a view, new house design, underfloor heating, heating your home, warm feet, snuggly warm

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

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