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

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: Residential Architecture, renovation, Extensions, Architectural Designer

How To Maximise The Amount Of Light In Your Home

Posted by Tim Foster on Jan 3, 2019 10:03:00 AM

Light is sometimes an overlooked factor in your health and wellbeing, especially the light quality that’s available in your home. This is not simply a matter of being able to find things without switching on a light. The issue goes much deeper than that.

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Topics: Residential Architecture

How Home Architecture Differs From Commercial Architecture

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Dec 31, 2018 10:02:00 AM

On some levels, good domestic and commercial architecture have a lot in common. Both private and public buildings need strong integrity and infrastructure, both must be aesthetically pleasing, and both must be compliant with regulations. However, there are key differences between home and commercial architecture, and every professional who works with you on your project should be familiar with them.

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Topics: Residential Architecture

I Want To Extend My House - Where Should I Start?

Posted by Tim Foster on Nov 13, 2018 2:36:15 PM

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.

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Topics: Extensions, Architectural Designer, Residential Architecture

How To Make The Right Choice With Your Derby Architect

Posted by Tim Foster on Nov 1, 2018 2:32:00 PM

Building, designing or renovating your home represents a very real investment. Not only will a great deal of planning be involved, but the outcome will heavily depend upon the professional you select. This observation is just as true when referring to homeowners or commercial property developers. What metrics will need to be taken into account in order to make absolutely certain that the correct firm is chosen?

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Topics: Derbyshire, Residential Architecture, Architectural Designer

Architectural Services Spotlight: Renovations

Posted by Tim Foster on Oct 25, 2018 2:30:21 PM

Our team of qualified, experienced architectural designers have extensive experience renovating homes and commercial buildings around Derby. As a family-owned company based in Derby, our comprehensive renovation service is especially tailored to the needs of local customers. We can guide your renovation from the design and planning stage of a building project to its completion.

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Topics: Residential Architecture, Derbyshire, renovation

Advantages Of Working With A Local Architect On Your Dream Home

Posted by Tim Foster on Oct 2, 2018 11:00:00 AM


A local architect plays a vital role in the delivery process of a client’s vision of their dream home. The architect (or architectural designer) must be able to visualise the client’s idea and conceptualise it on paper to enable the building contractor to create the design in bricks and mortar.

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Topics: Residential Architecture, Derbyshire, Architectural Designer

What You Should Know Before Working With An Architect In Derby

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Sep 25, 2018 12:10:00 PM

Building their own dream home from the ground up is a big goal for many people. Achieving this goal is easier than you think if you use the right architectural designer. Architects can assist you with the entire process of designing and building your new home. The individual or firm you choose will have a significant impact on the final product and the experience involved in building your home, so it is important that you choose the right local architect for your needs.

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Topics: Residential Architecture, Derbyshire

Provide Your Kids With A Childhood Home They'll Always Return To

Posted by Tim Foster on Sep 11, 2018 3:45:00 PM

Despite strong family bonds, children eventually grow up and must move into their own houses away from their parents. Although it's normal for children to move away and buy their dream homes, some parents may find this to be unsettling and get teary when they do not come back to visit.

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Topics: Residential Architecture

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