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How To Be A Freelance Architect 101

How To Be A Freelance Architect 101

How to be a freelance architect Freelancing as an architect or architectural technologist is no easy feat. You are responsible for marketing yourself, finding clients, and creating a brand that stands out in the marketplace. In this blog post we'll cover some of the...

Free Vehicle CAD Blocks – 06

Free Vehicle CAD Blocks – 06

Here is a set of free cars cad blocks. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them and add them to your personal library. This set of cad blocks includes a selection of vehicle cad blocks in elevation and plan. Some of the blocks include: Truck cad...

The Green Register

The Green Register

The Green Register is an independent not-for-profit organisation delivering high quality, affordable training in sustainable construction to all industry disciplines. Through our membership and events, we connect professionals working in sustainable construction to...

Stair Design Guide 04 – Materials

Stair Design Guide 04 – Materials

Considerations for Stair Design In previous posts in this series we looked at stair ideas, stair regulations and terminology. In this post we will look at some of the considerations needed to design stairs. (please note all images are for inspiration only and do not...

Detail Library – New Details for June

Detail Library – New Details for June

New Details - Basement Details This month we have added a selection of new details to the library. This large selection of drawings include various versions and iterations of a basement detail. They include insulated basement details, non insulated basement details,...

Toffu Vector Downloads

Toffu Vector Downloads

Toffu Vector Downloads As you know, we have recently teamed up with Toffu to bring you a massive 40% discount for First In Architecture customers! The offer is first come, first serve, so make it quick and head over to Toffu to see their excellent range of CAD...

Stair Design Guide 03 – Regulations

Stair Design Guide 03 – Regulations

Stair Design Building Regulation Requirements (Private Dwellings) England   The following notes refer to the English Building Regulation Requirements for designing a stair in a private dwelling from Approved Document Part K. Please refer to Approved Document Part...

Free CAD Blocks – Cars 04

Free CAD Blocks – Cars 04

Here is a set of free cars cad blocks. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them and add them to your personal library. This set of cad blocks includes a selection of car cad blocks in elevation and plan. [button color="blue" size="medium"...

How to Write a Design and Access Statement

How to Write a Design and Access Statement

How to write a Design & Access Statement In this post we share information about Design and Access statements including useful resources, where to find Design and Access Statement examples, and share our own Design and Access Statement template for you to...

Detail Library – New Details for May

Detail Library – New Details for May

New Details - Bifold door details and sliding door details This month we have added a selection of new details to the library. We have teamed up with IQ Glass to bring some great bifold door and sliding door details incorporating the Sieger Lux Bifold Doors and their...

Stair Design Guide 02 – Staircase terms and layouts

Stair Design Guide 02 – Staircase terms and layouts

Staircase terms & layouts   In this section of our stair guide we will look at the terminology of different parts of the stair, along with some different stair layouts that can be incorporated into your design.   Stair Components   Strings: A span...

Free Concrete Texture Pack

Free Concrete Texture Pack

I am really excited to bring you a free concrete texture pack for your creative work. These images are free to use, in both your commercial or personal projects. These concrete texture images are from our sister site TextureHub. We will be sharing a few textures from...

Free CAD Blocks – Coaches and Buses

Free CAD Blocks – Coaches and Buses

Here is a set of free cad blocks coaches and buses. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them and add them to your CAD Block library. This set of cad blocks includes a bus in plan, bus in elevation, coach in plan, coach in elevation. All...

Stair Design Guide 01 – Ideas and Inspiration

Stair Design Guide 01 – Ideas and Inspiration

In this first post of our stair design guide series we are looking at different types of stair ideas and inspiration.   Throughout the stair design guide series we will look at different aspects from designing a stair, from the regulations, through to different...

Free CAD Blocks – Doors 04

Free CAD Blocks – Doors 04

Here is a set of free door cad blocks. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them and add them to your personal library. This set of cad blocks includes a selection of commercial doors in elevation. [button color="blue" size="medium"...

Detail Library – New Details for April

Detail Library – New Details for April

New Details - Rooflights, Lanterns and Monopitch Glazing This month we have added a selection of new details to the library. They range from rooflight details, roof lantern details, monopitch glazing details, wall abutment details and glazed bay windows. They are all...

Detail Post: Rooflight Details

Detail Post: Rooflight Details

The rooflight details featured in this post are available to download from our Detail Library. The Detail Library features a large number of construction details available to download as 2D CAD drawings or 3D SketchUp drawings, and Revit versions coming very soon....

Toffu CAD Downloads

Toffu CAD Downloads

Meet Toffu CAD Downloads As you know, we have recently teamed up with Toffu to bring you a massive 40% discount for First In Architecture customers! The offer is first come, first serve, so make it quick and head over to Toffu to see their excellent range of CAD...

Free Brick Texture Pack

Free Brick Texture Pack

I am really excited to bring you a free brick texture pack for your creative work. These images are free to use, in both your commercial or personal projects. These brick texture images are from our sister site TextureHub. We will be sharing a few textures from...

Work Smart: Architecture Assignments

Work Smart: Architecture Assignments

Work Smart: Architecture Assignments   Throughout your architecture studies, you will carry out countless architecture assignments. These assignments will take many different forms. You certainly won't just be asked to write essays. Whether it is model making,...

Details Post – Passivhaus Cavity Wall Details

Details Post – Passivhaus Cavity Wall Details

The following article contains excerpts, details and information from our book Understanding Passivhaus - The Simple Guide to Passivhaus Detailing and Design. Passivhaus Cavity Wall Details   Understanding Passivhaus explores a number of different construction...

Free CAD Blocks – Plants and Shrubs

Free CAD Blocks – Plants and Shrubs

Here is a set of free Plants and Shrubs cad blocks. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them and add them to your personal library. This set of cad blocks includes a selection of plants and shrubs, ferns, grasses and other smaller shrubbery....

Introducing Toffu

Introducing Toffu

Meet Toffu... We would like to introduce you to Toffu! Toffu is one of the largest online content library for architects and designers. Their library is growing at a rapid rate, and the quality of their content is top notch. From CAD drawings to flat vectors, they...

Skala Studio SketchUp Templates

Skala Studio SketchUp Templates

Skala Studio have just released their new SketchUp templates! Skala Studio SketchUp Templates SketchUp is great - intuitive, creative, giving you freedom as you design. It is great for producing sketch ideas or 3d visuals to show clients. But, to produce presentation...