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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

Coaches and Buses Free CAD Blocks Welcome to our comprehensive collection of CAD blocks tailored specifically for architects, designers, and construction professionals. Whether you're working on residential, commercial, or industrial projects, our diverse library...

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...

Architecture Assignment Brief Guide

Architecture Assignment Brief Guide

Architecture Assignment Brief Guide   Introduction   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...

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

Plants and Shrubs CAD Blocks Welcome to our comprehensive collection of CAD blocks tailored specifically for architects, designers, and construction professionals. Whether you're working on residential, commercial, or industrial projects, our diverse library offers a...

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...

Detail Library – New Details for Loft Conversions

Detail Library – New Details for Loft Conversions

New Details - Loft Conversion Details This month we have added a selection of new details relating to loft conversions.   The loft conversion details include both the 2d cad drawings and 3d SketchUp drawings.   Our loft conversion details section now...

Work Smart: Automation and Templates

Work Smart: Automation and Templates

​ Templates & Automation   Generally as an architect, technologist or student, we do the same things time and again. For example, we create a set of planning drawings, or we add colour to an elevation in photoshop, we produce an A1 presentation board.  ...

Details Post – Passivhaus Window Details

Details Post – Passivhaus Window Details

Passivhaus Wall Details The following article contains excerpts, details and information from our book Understanding Passivhaus - The Simple Guide to Passivhaus Detailing and Design. Passivhaus Windows   Windows perform a variety of functions in any building....

FIA Standard CAD Template – Pro Version

FIA Standard CAD Template – Pro Version

Our new PRO Standard CAD Template is available! I am always working to make the website, templates and products more useful to my readers. After reaching out for feedback on our CAD template we have come up with a PRO version that features even more CAD blocks, more...

Work Smart: Productivity Tips

Work Smart: Productivity Tips

​ Work Smart: Productivity Tips   I am by no means a productivity guru. I am constantly guilty of giving myself too many tasks to complete in too short a time, and get myself all stressed out about not ticking enough items off my list.   However, I think...

Free Fitness Equipment CAD Blocks

Free Fitness Equipment CAD Blocks

Free Fitness Equipment CAD Blocks At First In Architecture, we understand the importance of accuracy and efficiency in the design process. That's why each of our CAD blocks is meticulously crafted to provide an easy drag and drop into your own CAD file. From trees, to...

Technical Drawing – Construction Drawings

Technical Drawing – Construction Drawings

Scroll to the end to download this article as a handy pdf guideTechnical Drawing: Construction Drawings   In Part 5 of the Technical Drawing series we are going to explore construction drawings.   Construction Drawings - what are they?   Working...

Construction Detail Library

Construction Detail Library

The First In Architecture Construction Detail Library is live!  I am very excited to announce the official launch of our new website - the First In Architecture Detail Library.   The library is a collection of residential construction details (based on UK...

FIA Free CAD Blocks Steps

FIA Free CAD Blocks Steps

Here is a set of free cad blocks steps 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...