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Introduction to Beam and Block Floors

Introduction to Beam and Block Floors

What are Beam and Block Floors? There are two types of concrete floor system commonly used in residential construction; ground bearing and suspended. In this article we will be focusing on the suspended concrete floor, particularly beam and block floors. The suspended...

Standard Brick Sizes CAD Blocks

Standard Brick Sizes CAD Blocks

Standard Brick Sizes CAD Blocks This set of standard brick size cad blocks is available to download for free. The blocks contain standard brick sizes and shapes, standard bonds and mortar joints. A really useful collection of cad blocks to have in your library. This...

Detail Library – New Details May 2024

Detail Library – New Details May 2024

New Details Something a little different this month. We have been talking about a template of construction build ups for some time now, and it is finally here! The construction build up template provides a large range of different construction assemblies that can be...

Space Planning Basics

Space Planning Basics

Introduction   Space planning is a complex process with many factors to consider. The principles of space planning involve satisfying a defined criteria on a priority basis – as a result, space planning is frequently about compromise. That being said, there is...

Detail Post – Foundation Details

Detail Post – Foundation Details

The following post includes excerpts from our book Understanding Architectural Details - Residential, 4th Edition. Understanding Foundation Details The main role of foundations is to structurally support the building by transferring the loads of the building through...

Building Regulations for House Extensions

Building Regulations for House Extensions

Introduction to Building Regulations for House Extensions House extensions have become increasingly popular across the UK as homeowners seek to create more space and enhance the functionality of their properties. Whether it's to accommodate a growing family, create a...

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