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Architects in Chelmsford: The evolution of technology

As architects in Chelmsford, the technology we use has drastically changed over the last few years. From a simple toolkit made up of a ruler and pencil to now using CAD and 3D modelling, the differences are unparalleled. Utilising new technology, architects have been able to move away from 2D designs to provide a more realistic, 4D visual render for construction projects. Quite the step up from more traditional hand-drawn designs. Drones Previously, it would’ve been incredibly difficult for architects to get a proper view of a property from all angles. With the help of drones, however, architects are able […]

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Types of Architecture Around the World

History welcomes many different types of architecture, most of which still hold a heavy significance today. From prehistoric architecture, the name given to structures such as Stonehenge, to the modern contemporary style, building design has drastically changed through the years. What’s more, these vast differences can also be seen from country to country. The most popular types of architecture Gothic architecture is the most popular architecture type across the globe, with dominance across 13 different countries. France, Romania, Norway, and Greece were among some of the different places to adopt this style as their main focus. Features of Gothic architecture […]

Example of the Gothic style, a popular architecture type

What is Spatial Design?

Alongside the aesthetic look of a building, a house needs to be fit for living. What’s more, it needs to be a welcoming environment that considers your life at its every stage. From growing your family to reaching retirement age, spatial design gives you the gift of a home that’s fit for a lifetime. How spatial design works Although aesthetics are still a key consideration when it comes to the spatial approach, this design type considers factors way beyond the visuals alone. This conceptual discipline looks at both style and functionality, blending the two together to build a practical but […]

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5 Eco-Friendly, Modern Building Materials to Incorporate into New Home Build

Research into modern building materials for new home build can be mind-boggling. There are so many different options out there, from traditional brick to more planet conscious alternatives. If you’re lacking a background in construction, but wanting to take on a new build project, it can be difficult to know the best choices, not only in terms of aesthetic but for practicality too. The help of architects, like ourselves, should be enlisted for any major construction project. It’s our job to help bring your visions to life, all whilst supporting you in making the right choices in terms of functionality. […]

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Architects in Chelmsford: Brightening your space for spring

Spring has officially sprung and as such, we’re all looking for ways we can make the most of the lighter evenings. As experienced Chelmsford architects, we appreciate just how much of an impact the layout of your home can have on your mood. What’s more, we’ve also played our part in helping lots of clients brighten up their spaces. If you’re looking to change things up for the warmer months ahead, we’re here to help! What does an architect do? As Chelmsford architects, we are responsible for assisting with the planning stages of a construction project. From initial meetings to […]

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Survey Fees: The costs involved in property buying.

Moving home is daunting, especially if you don’t know where to start or how to prepare financially. There are lots of costs to consider, with one of the most important being your survey fees. Feeling a little overwhelmed by all the jargon? To help you plan a route forward, our team have broken down the surveying process alongside a list of the main bills you need to plan ahead for. What is a survey and do I need one? The surveying process is one of the most important steps in buying a new home. Surveys are essentially a health check […]

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UK Property Value

Looking to boost your UK property value? The housing market has been hugely affected by the recent increase in mortgage rates. As a result, the amount homeowners can expect to sell their properties for has rapidly decreased. However, even with reductions being made, homeowners are still struggling to sell their properties. If you’re looking to move anytime soon, it might be worth considering ways to add to add value to your home to raise the price. Here’s our advice on how you can do just that… How to boost UK property value Building an extension Starting with one of the […]

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House Extension Architects: The different stages

Bored of your homes current configuration? Looking to do up your property before putting it on the market? No matter your reasons for a renovation, you’re going to need house extension architects if you’re looking to change its layout. That’s where we come in! Where to start with a home extension You’ve made the decision to extend your home, so what’s next? You need to figure out how to get started. If this is the first time you’ve extended a property, you’re likely to look to Google for some guidance, this may even be how you ended up here! This […]

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Building Design: Choosing the right style for your new home build

So you’ve decided you want to build your own home. You’ve got the ideal plot of land and you’ve found the funds to support the project. But what comes next? The building design! We spend a lot of time in our homes. In fact, research suggests that in the UK, we spend an average of 92% of our lives indoors. With this in mind, the importance of living in a space you feel comfortable and happy is emphasised. As a result, more and more people are looking to undertake huge house renovations or build their own properties. And who can […]

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Project Management Services: Simplifying the construction process

The importance of project management services is often overlooked or underplayed. In actual fact, this element is vital. The role of a PM is focussed around improving efficiency, something you can’t afford to lack. Afterall, time is money. The above being said, it really is vital that you take your time to find the right manager for the job. They must have a real understanding of the project at hand, its purpose, and your goals. Without this, you’re likely going to see a divide among your team and a lack of motivation. To help you find the right provider, we’ve […]

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