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TV CAD Blocks

TV CAD Blocks

Free TV CAD Blocks We are really excited to present to you these excellent TV dynamic cad blocks. They are typical TV CAD Blocks in both plan and elevation, but there's a difference. These blocks benefit from being dynamic. That means they have drop down menus that...

A Guide to Pitched Roof Details

A Guide to Pitched Roof Details

The following post includes excerpts from our book Understanding Architectural Details - Residential, 4th Edition.Understanding Pitched Roofs The roof is a key element of the building structure, providing protection from the elements and has a vital role in reducing...

Permitted Development Rights for House Extensions

Permitted Development Rights for House Extensions

Introduction to Permitted Development Rights When extending a house in the UK, understanding Permitted Development rights is essential for architects and homeowners alike. These rights allow certain building works and changes to be carried out without the need for a...

Detail Library – New Details March 2024

Detail Library – New Details March 2024

New Details This month we are excited to share another set of details that have been requested regularly by our members. This set consists of external wall insulation details. In this set we explore a solid blockwork wall with 190mm mineral wool insulation and a...

Understanding and Applying Architectural Parti in Design

Understanding and Applying Architectural Parti in Design

In architecture, the term "parti" refers to the central idea or concept of a building design. It's essentially the starting point or organising thought that guides the design process. The parti can be a specific shape, a structural system, a key relationship in the...

Standard Brick Sizes

Standard Brick Sizes

A guide to standard brick sizes and bonds​ Knowing standard brick sizes becomes a crucial skill for architects and builders when designing. Bricks have been used as a building material in construction from ancient times. They signify strength and durability through...

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