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Loft Conversion Ideas

Loft Conversion Ideas

Loft Conversion Ideas The following article contains details from our book Understanding Loft Conversions.Loft conversions are the perfect way create more space in your home. In this post we will share some of our favourite loft conversion ideas to provide some...

New Book Out Now – Understanding Loft Conversions!

New Book Out Now – Understanding Loft Conversions!

We are very excited to announce our new book, Understanding Loft Conversions is out today!! The book is the latest in the Understanding Architectural Details Series and focuses on many different types of loft conversion details.  You can read more about the book by...

Office Design Guide 101

Office Design Guide 101

Office Design Guide For many people, work is their life. They spend 40+ hours a week at the office and this time can be some of the most rewarding or most frustrating depending on how well your office space is set up. The planning of a workplace or office is not just...

How to Compose an Architectural Sketch – 6 Essential Tips

How to Compose an Architectural Sketch – 6 Essential Tips

This week we are excited to share an article from our friend David Drazil from Sketch Like An Architect.   David Drazil is an architect who loves to sketch. Every day he shares his passion for the visual representation of architecture through drawings and tips on...

Museum Design Guide 101

Museum Design Guide 101

Museum Design Guide 101   A museum is a building that houses collections of art, history, or other objects. Museums are often designed to be beautiful and inviting spaces for visitors. They can also serve as educational facilities where people can learn about the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

My favourite Tools and Resources

I have curated a list of some of the tools and resources I would strongly recommend for anyone studying or working in Architecture.