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Detail Library – New Details April 2022

Detail Library – New Details April 2022

New Details This month we are excited to share some new IQ Glass details. The Invisio structural glazing provides a modern alternative to framed curtain walling. It can be used to create large or long elevations of glazing. The system is thermally broken and therefore...

Flat Roof Guide

Flat Roof Guide

In this flat roof guide, we will look at the different aspects to consider when designing a flat roof. Many of the images in this guide are courtesy of NHBC. The NHBC provide detailed guides and standards for UK Housebuilders. The guidance document is extremely...

Detail Library – New Details March 2022

Detail Library – New Details March 2022

New Details This month we have added more loft conversion details to the library. These details feature standing seam zinc dormer details. They range from window heads and sills, dormer connections, abutments and ridge connections plus more! They are all available as...

Detail Library – New Details February 2022

Detail Library – New Details February 2022

New Details This month we have added a bumper set of details to the library. These details feature structural items, such as ridge/rafter connections, holding down straps, SIPs details, standard lintels and typical installations plus more! They are all available as 2D...

Types of Flat Roof Construction

Types of Flat Roof Construction

The following post includes excerpts from our book Understanding Architectural Details - Residential. A roof is considered to be flat when it has a slope of 10o or less to the horizontal, according to BS6229. A purposefully designed slope in the roof either through...

Passivhaus Roof Details

Passivhaus Roof Details

The following article contains excerpts, details and information from our book Understanding Passivhaus - The Simple Guide to Passivhaus Detailing and Design. The building fabric has a key role to play in achieving many of the requirements of a Passivhaus. The...

Detail Library – New Details January 2022

Detail Library – New Details January 2022

New Details This month we have added a bumper set of details to the library. These details feature material transitions. We explore the details between the materials such as brick, timber cladding, zinc and hung tile. We also look at how to transition those materials...

Acoustic design for mass timber buildings

Acoustic design for mass timber buildings

Marc Fuzellier-Hart is an acoustic consultant who created Atelier Crescendo in 2020. Marc specialises in building acoustic design but more precisely in performance venues and timber buildings. As well as working on building projects, Marc regularly creates content on...

Choosing the Right Type of Loft Conversion

Choosing the Right Type of Loft Conversion

Choosing the Right Type of Loft Conversion Loft conversions are a very popular way of gaining extra space as they can be an easier alternative to moving house or building an extension as no ground works are necessary. Loft conversions can be used for creating a new...

Detail Library – New Details for December

Detail Library – New Details for December

New Details This month we have added another selection of loft details to the library. These details focus on loft conversion dormers and feature some of the details in our new loft conversion book.  They are all available as 2D CAD drawings and 3D SketchUp drawings....

Detail Library – New Details for November

Detail Library – New Details for November

New Details This month we have added a selection of interior to the library. They are all available as 2D CAD drawings and 3D SketchUp drawings. All details are now available in Revit format too! This forms part of the pro plan. The new details are available to all...

Detail Library New Details for October

Detail Library New Details for October

New Details This month we have added a selection of loft details to the library. These details have been updated and added to and feature some of the details in our new loft conversion book. More are being added to the library soon. They are all available as 2D CAD...

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.