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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,...

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...

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.  ...

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.