Sunday , 18 February 2018

Essential Tool Kit

Free CAD Blocks – Fountains

Here is a set of free cad blocks provided by CADdetails.com. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them and add them to your personal library. We would like to thank CADdetails.com for allowing us to share their CAD blocks – they have a vast selection of high quality blocks – make sure you take a …

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The Party Wall Act – A Message to Designers

This week we have a guest post from Alex Frame of the Faculty of Party Wall surveyors who is giving us an introduction to the Party Wall Act. It is really great to receive some insight into a topic that crops up during our designs on a regular basis, but many architects and designers are perhaps not full aware of …

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Introduction to the Building Regulations

Introduction to the building regulations

In this post we are going to introduce you to the basics of English Building Regulations, and the approval required when carrying out new build work or adaptations/extensions to existing properties. We will also take a look at some of the frequently asked questions about building regulations and try to point you in the right direction for resources and guides …

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Learning AutoCAD with Free and Premium Video Courses

AutoCAD, the flagship product of Autodesk is certainly the most popular design and drafting software available in the industry. And just like any other software it also has its own learning curve. Although you can use books to learn this software but there is a better way of learning it and that is with the help of video courses. Video …

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Understanding Scales and Scale Drawings

Understanding the concept of architectural Scales Scale drawings allow us to accurately represent sites, spaces, buildings and details to a smaller or more practical size than the original. When a drawing is described as ‘to scale’, it means that each element in that drawing is in the same proportion, related to the real or proposed thing – it is smaller …

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Where To Find Construction Details On The Web

Where to find construction details on the web

[UDATED December 2017] Good resources and precedents for construction details can be hard to find. You can spend hours trawling through google looking for detail inspiration but never quite find what you are looking for. I have put together some of the most useful resources I have come across so far, but, I’m sure there are many more out there …

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Architecture Presentation Board Tips

Click on the button below to download this post as a printable pdf! Click Here to Download A great design can be mediocre if it is not presented well. In order to win over a client, planning officer or committee it is vital the scheme is clearly conveyed and easy to understand. In a way its like a sales pitch, …

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Gift Ideas for Architects Christmas 2017

The festive season is here – and its time to be thinking about what gift you are going to get that special architect in your life! Below is just a small selection of ideas to get you started! Books How to Architect The basics of the profession and practice of architecture, presented in illustrated A-Z form.The word “architect” is a …

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