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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...

Detail Library – New Details April 2024

Detail Library – New Details April 2024

New Details This month we are looking to the outside and focusing on external works, specifically retaining wall details, cappings and copings for freestanding walls. This set consists of: Solid brickwork garden wall with coping, capping and creasing tile details...

Form Follows Function

Form Follows Function

Introduction   ‘Form follows Function’ is a popular architectural principle that was first introduced in 1896 by American architect Louis H. Sullivan (1856–1924) in his essay ‘The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered’. It was actually shortened from the...

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...

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