Different Lighting Tricks To Maximise Your Living Space & To Give The Illusion Of A Bigger Brighter House

Posted by Rebecca Foster on May 3, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Do you dream of bright, airy spaces and beautiful, elegant windows? Would you like a larger, lighter, brighter home? Or are you thinking of building your own home to get exactly what you dream of?

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Topics: Extensions, Residential Architecture

What To Do If You're Running Out Of Space At Home & How To Maximise The Space You Already Have

Posted by Rebecca Foster on May 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Space is at a premium in every home - whether you live alone or in the midst of a busy family, there never seems to be enough space. But just because you think your home has no more available space for you, it doesn't mean it's true. A call to the friendly team at BDS Architecture may just be the key to unlocking the hidden space in your home.

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Topics: Extensions, Residential Architecture

How To Build In Awkward Spaces

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Apr 30, 2019 11:08:04 AM

Growing families are always in need of more space. The first questions is often "well, why don't you move and find somewhere better?" but there are many reasons you might want to stay put. Emotional and familial ties to the property, staying close to work and friends, not wanting to uproot children from school - the list is extensive.

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Topics: Extensions, Residential Architecture

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

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

French Chalet; Renovation & Transformation

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Jan 18, 2019 10:29:46 AM

For many years this soon to be renovated chalet was just a concrete block shell being used for storage. Last year the property was acquired by a new owner who wanted to transform the space into a family home. BDS Architecture Ltd had the pleasure of designing a suitable layout for the existing building to make it into a fabulous four bedroom family living space. The above photo shows the property half way through it's renovation.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions, Residential Architecture, renovation

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

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

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: Architectural Designer, Extensions, renovation

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