Technical
Introduction to the Building Regulations

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...

Introduction to Foundation Design

Introduction to Foundation Design

This article is an excerpt from Residential Construction Details - US Edition. The book is packed full of both 2d and 3d details all of which are available to download as both dwg cad files and .skp sketchup files. Find out more about Residential Construction Details....

Designing for Daylight – 45 and 25 Degree Test

Designing for Daylight – 45 and 25 Degree Test

Scroll to the end to download this article as a handy PDF guide!Good natural lighting is very important in both peoples homes, but also many non domestic buildings. Not only will natural light improve the look and feel of an interior space, it will provide suitable...

Basement Construction Details – Type A

Basement Construction Details – Type A

In this post I am going to share with you some information about basement construction and detailing. We will look a the three types of basement construction, along with a focus on Type A - tanked protection. Basement construction provides valuable space for both...

Brick Dimension Tables Explained

Brick Dimension Tables Explained

Scroll to the end to download this article as a handy PDF guide!When designing masonry buildings, the designer should set out the masonry units to full or half brick lengths where possible. This will avoid unsightly and unnecessary cutting of bricks on site. The...

How to measure and draw angled walls

How to measure and draw angled walls

One of my readers, Tom :), got in touch to ask for a bit of assistance with measured surveys. Although I have written a post about the basics, this video goes a bit deeper and helps to measure and draw out rooms that have angled walls. This provides you with a step by...

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.