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Understanding Scales and Scale Drawings

Understanding Scales and Scale Drawings

  IntroductionIn this post we will be exploring architectural scales and scale drawings. Scale usually refers to the adjustment of size, which is either the reduction or magnification of real-life objects while maintaining their proportions. In architecture,...

Detail Library – New Details December 2023

Detail Library – New Details December 2023

New Details We are bringing you something a little different this month. Something we have been working on for a little while – a full set of electrical symbols, signage symbols and hazards. This set will be super useful for marking up your M&E plans, health and...

Detail Library – New Details November 2023

Detail Library – New Details November 2023

New Details We are excited to publish the first half of our slate roof details set. The set explores traditional slate roof construction, looking at how different junctions are detailed using traditional lead, to complement these, we then demonstrate alternative...

Detail Library – New Details October 2023

Detail Library – New Details October 2023

New Details This month we have published the second half of our chimney and flue details. This technical set of details explores concentric flue systems for sealed built in gas appliances and concentric flue system chimneys with freestanding wood appliances. The...

Detail Library – New Details September 2023

Detail Library – New Details September 2023

New Details This month the team at Detail Library are excited to be able to share our latest set of details with you! This set of details is the second half of our brick slip details, featuring adhesive fix to steel frame and timber frame. We then explore a full set...

Detail Library – New Details August 2023

Detail Library – New Details August 2023

New Details This month's set of details are inspired by member requests we have had over recent months. We explore 150mm masonry cavity walls, demonstrating a full set from foundation to window/door through to pitched roof. This set also includes uPVC windows and door...

Detail Library – New Details July 2023

Detail Library – New Details July 2023

New Details This month the team at Detail Library are excited to be able to share our latest set of details with you! This set of details explores brick slip details using mechanical fix. There are a number of methods for attaching brick slip cladding to the...

Detail Library – New Details June 2023

Detail Library – New Details June 2023

New Details This month the team at Detail Library are excited to be able to share their latest set of details with you! This technical set of details explores masonry chimney details and flue liner systems for both a masonry and timber frame setting. There are many...

Detail Library – New Details May 2023

Detail Library – New Details May 2023

New Details This month the team at Detail Library have published a great new set of flat roof details! This detail set demonstrates a variety of flat roof and pitched roof arrangements, including I-joist flat roof details, timber frame green roof details, exposed...

Detail Library – New Details April 2023

Detail Library – New Details April 2023

New Details This month we are excited to be able to share a set of curtain wall details with you! This detail set demonstrates the use of curtain walls in a number of different applications. This set of curtain wall details consist of: curtain wall typical glazing...

Measured Survey – How to Measure a Building

Measured Survey – How to Measure a Building

Measured Survey: How to measure a building​?   A measured survey is a survey carried out on a building or site in order to produce accurate drawings, such as plans, elevations and sections. These drawings can then be used as a starting point for any design work. ...

Detail Post – Window Details

Detail Post – Window Details

The following post includes excerpts from our book Understanding Architectural Details - Residential, 4th Edition. Introduction to Window Details Detailing windows is often one of the more complex parts of a building, due to the risks of moisture ingress, thermal...

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.