Stone Cottage Renovation Completion

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Feb 9, 2018 11:26:32 AM

The lovely stone cottage renovation in Belper is now complete. You can take a look around the cottage when the work first started here... 

You Tube Belper Stone Cottage Renovation - Before

 

and another look around now the renovation work is completed here... 

You Tube Belper Stone Cottage Renovation - Completed

 

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions, stone cottage, Derbyshire

Historic Building Renovation, Burton County Court

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Jan 22, 2018 12:15:24 PM

Burton Old County Court - Transforming into apartments - the design stage

Burton County Court Exterior1.jpg

When a historic building can no longer live up to it’s current purpose and provide the facilities required to serve the public’s needs, new facilities are sort and the old buildings are vacated falling into disrepair however this is a good new story as Burton Old County Court was sold by the local council to a developer.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions

3D Visualisation for an Extension Design

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Jan 16, 2018 12:21:35 PM

3D Extension Design - Visualisation for project in Little Eaton 

 

Little Eaton Renovation and Extension 3D image Idea1.jpg

You may remember we visted our client in Little Eaton back in November 2017 with a view to designing a kitchen extension and redesigning the internal layout to optimise the overall living space. The project has moved on and the initial designs are now completed. The client is currently deciding which design/ layout they prefer. Above is design option 1 which has been created in 3D (CGI) to illustrate how the proposed extension would look in situ.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions

Rebecca's Been Out & About!

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Nov 7, 2017 2:45:58 PM

Single Storey Extension to 1930’s property, Little Eaton 

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions

Extending Your Home In Derby: Understanding The Basics

Posted by Tim Foster on Oct 31, 2017 12:51:26 PM

More homeowners in Derby are finding it makes more sense to extend their property than move up to a bigger home. Certainly it’s less expensive and far easier (considering how difficult it is to obtain a mortgage these days). In addition, the number of new build homes coming available in and around Derby is still insufficient to fulfil local demand for adequate housing.

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Topics: Extensions

Can I Build Over Drainage?

Posted by Tim Foster on Oct 17, 2017 2:27:47 PM

Of all the technical difficulties that can incur with a residential – or commercial, for that matter - building project, drainage is a pretty big one. In fact there is a whole list of government guidelines covering extensions whose foundations either come into contact with, or are near, drainage.

One quick and efficient way to find out if there’s underground drainage on your property, and whether or not it will have an effect on the design of your planned extension, is to simply contact your local water board.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions

4 Design Ideas For A Modern House Extension With Bi-Folding Doors

Posted by Tim Foster on Oct 4, 2017 10:45:00 PM

Bi-folding doors are a popular and practical design feature for house extensions. They have the potential to open up your living space, making your garden more accessible and giving you more options on how to use your extension.

Here are some of our favourite modern house extension ideas from this year that incorporate bi-folding doors. Please note that these examples are not taken from our own portfolio, but are given as indicators of what an architectural designer can achieve for your house extension. To discuss your own ideas, please get in touch with one of our designers today.

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Topics: Extensions

Two Storey Extensions For Mid Terraced Houses – 3 Mistakes You’ll Want To Avoid!

Posted by Tim Foster on Sep 27, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Mid terraced houses pose a challenge for would-be house extenders. With detached and semi-detached properties, spatially planning a house extension is fairly straightforward. Many properties can be extended to the side, rear or even the front. Plus, many properties have the option of loft conversions/extensions to further expand the available living space. Terraced properties are a different proposition.

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How To Plan Your Dream House Extensions With Home Extension Drawings

Posted by Tim Foster on Sep 20, 2017 3:59:26 PM

If you’re having trouble visualising your dream house extension, home extension drawings from an architectural designer can help bridge the gap between dreams and reality. In this article we explain what home extension drawings are and the role they play at each stage of your house extension project.

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Topics: Extensions

How Much Do Two Storey Extensions Typically Cost Per Square Metre?

Posted by Tim Foster on Aug 3, 2017 1:15:00 PM


A cardinal rule of architects and architectural designers is never to advertise specific prices online, not that we have anything to hide, but because no two extensions are the same. So many variables come into play – such as materials, location, access, soil type and timeframe – that two superficially similar extensions could end up varying quite widely in cost.

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Topics: Extensions

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