Technical

In this section we look at some of the more technical aspects to studying and working in architecture. Over the coming months I am working to develop this section of the site to provide more useful guides and resources for all your technical questions and problems.

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Recent Posts

Understanding Architectural Details – Commercial 2nd Edition

Understanding Architectural Details - Commercial (2nd Edition)   The ebook that will help you significantly improve your knowledge of commercial construction detailing. After the success of the first two Understanding Architectural Details ebooks, I knew...

A Quick and Easy Guide to U-Values

These days it’s all about the U-Values, so you need to get clued up! Everyone loves a nice low U-Value, or is it a high one....? Here are the quick tips you need to make sure you are bang on with your U-Values! What is a U-Value? U-Value - is the measure of the...

How to Calculate Stairs

Working out stairs can sometimes be a bit of a headache. In this article we are going to look at how to calculate stairs, the quick and easy way to work out your stair requirements. First, take a look at the regulations that we can use as a starting point for working...

Building Regulations Basic Requirements For Your Project

In this part of the Building Regulations series, we will look at some of the key points to consider when designing to meet the requirements of the Building Regulations. We will look at some of the more common works to existing properties, and mention some of the main...

Do I need Building Regulations Approval? Some FAQs

In this post we look at some of the frequently asked questions when work is being carried out to an existing property. This will give an overview as to the requirements, but also links to further reading and resources. It is possible to make some alterations to your...

Introduction to the Building Regulations

In this post we are going to introduce you to the basics of English Building Regulations, and the approval required when carrying out new build work or adaptations/extensions to existing properties. We will also take a look at some of the frequently asked questions...

Understanding Scales and Scale Drawings

Understanding the concept of architectural Scales You can download a handy pdf of this post by clicking the download button below! Click here to download Scale drawings allow us to accurately represent sites, spaces, buildings and details to a smaller or more...

Introduction to Beam and Block Floors

Suspended concrete floor construction is increasingly the most common flooring system specified in residential construction. When selecting a floor construction there are a number of functional requirements that need to be considered. These include: Durability...

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.