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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you're looking to extend your family, but do not feel your current home has a suitable amount of room, it understandably leads to thoughts of moving house. Rather than spending the time, money and effort required to find a new house that suits all of your requirements, it is worth considering another option.
When it comes to envisioning how to design your new extension, the range of choices for the entire project can be downright overwhelming. There is a notion that architects and architectural designers are only hired for grand estates or public buildings, but this is a misconception. An architect can assist you to make the most out of your personalised house extension or renovation project, no matter the size. They can assist from the design stage through to construction, often advising and helping you save money in the process.
Every new build, including new houses, conservatory, loft or barn conversions, must begin life with good design. The design architect needs to formulate ideas for the new space, together with the homeowner. It is only through collaboration that these ideas can take shape and create a practical, functional and aesthetically pleasing space. Below we share five core principles of good architectural design.
Having an extension built onto your home can prove quite an upheaval for you and your whole family. It’s important that when you do finally go ahead and commission your dream extension, that it’s done professionally and exactly to your specifications.
Hiring a credible architectural design company is paramount. Like most people, you’re probably not in the habit of regularly commissioning specialist architectural services. So how do you go about it? Here are some good tips to follow that certainly wouldn’t do your project any harm.