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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Building Regulations Basic Requirements For Your Project

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

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

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 Beam and Block Floors

Introduction to Beam and Block Floors

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...

Understanding Architectural Details – Third Edition

Understanding Architectural Details – Third Edition

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Underfloor Heating – A Brief Guide

Underfloor Heating – A Brief Guide

What is Underfloor Heating?   Underfloor heating systems use a pipe network, of either electrical or water systems to heat the floor. Underfloor heating is considered to offer improved energy efficiency, improved comfort and better interior choices than a...

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

Want to get a handy PDF copy of this post? Click on the button below to download the file. Download PDF Now! 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...

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

You can download this post as a handy pdf file by clicking the link below: Download the guide now! 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...

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.