What Should Be Included In My Working Drawings For My Self-Build Home?

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Oct 28, 2019 12:18:36 PM

Building your own home can be a satisfying and cost-effective way to get a foot on the property ladder in today's saturated market. However, it's not easy, and it's important to be thorough in everything from planning your home to building it. One such step will be creating working drawings for your new home; these are different from the original designs in that they contain much more information than a simple visual sketch. While traditionally working drawings were created by hand, today they are usually drawn using BIM (Building Information Modelling) software.

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Topics: new house design, self-build

Outline Vs Detailed Planning Permission - Which Is Better For Self-Builders?

Posted by Tim Foster on Oct 17, 2019 11:27:00 AM

Planning permission is an essential consideration in a large percentage of self-builds. Generally speaking, there are two types of planning permission you'll encounter as a self-builder: outline and detailed. But what is the difference between outline and detailed planning permission? And which is best for you?

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Topics: planning permission, new house design, self-build

How To Choose The Right Contractor For Your Self-Build Home

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Oct 9, 2019 11:05:00 AM

If you’ve made the exciting decision to build your own home, you will need to hire a contractor committed to delivering the results you desire. Indeed, once the working drawings and supporting plans have been completed and finalised, a contractor will need to be enlisted to carry out a high-quality construction job.

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Topics: new house design, self-build

How Different Planning Policy Tiers Can Impact Your Self-Build Home Design

Posted by BDS Architecture on Oct 3, 2019 10:48:00 AM

Planning permission is a requirement for anybody who intends to carry out developments or major improvements to existing structures. It is imperative that a self-build planning policy is watertight in order to gain planning permission prior to the commencement of any construction – however, the process can be confusing, particularly when different planning policy tiers are taken into account.

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Topics: new house design, self-build

Building Your Own Home: 3 Questions To Ask Yourself In The Planning Stage

Posted by Tim Foster on Sep 19, 2019 1:48:00 PM



The planning stage is vital to any build project, and self-build home plans deserve serious consideration. By using self-build home plans UK property owners can solve potential issues before they even arise. Knowing the right questions to ask is essential to making sure your project runs smoothly. So, what do you need to know?

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Topics: planning permission, Residential Architecture, new house design

3 Environmental Factors To Consider When Building Your Own Home

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Sep 11, 2019 11:02:00 AM


The environmental impact of housing development should always be at the forefront of your consideration when in the planning stages of a new-build property. The environmental design of houses changes, however, depending on the exact nature of the area the property is going to be built in. With that in mind, here are three key questions you need to ask yourself before you begin planning the build of your new home.

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Topics: Residential Architecture, new house design

How To Use Colour In Your Home Design

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Jun 20, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Choosing the right colours for your home design can be one of the most difficult parts of redecorating. Indeed, as well as helping to make your rooms homely and beautiful, certain colours have the power to profoundly affect our moods and can even impact long-term well-being.

Although deciding what colour to paint a room or picking shades of wood for your new furniture can seem like daunting tasks, they don’t have to be. Colour should represent an outlet for your creativity and flair. To make sure you get the colour schemes for your home just right, we’ve put together a few helpful tips below:

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Topics: new house design

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

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

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

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