Are You Looking For The Perfect Home?

Posted by BDS Architecture on Dec 5, 2019 2:10:20 PM

Are you looking for the perfect home? As BDS Architecture, we can make your dream your reality!

We are a small, local family business, and we’ve been transforming homes in the Derbyshire area for over 15 years!

We’re an all-inclusive home development company and we work with you from the very beginning to create and build your ideal home.

First established 20 years ago by Tim Foster, an experienced designer with a construction background, BDS Architecture employs a team of dedicated, expert architectural designers, and works with a wide network of planning teams, builders and surveyors - all aspects of your home development plan are covered by BDS!

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Topics: new house design, self-build

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

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