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Establishing Opportunities For Custom Build Projects

Momentum is gathering in the custom-build sector, with opportunities for people to customise their own homes emerging at two separate locations in central England.

Encouraging Support For Self and Custom Build-Projects

Despite a recent blow to those hoping to deliver self and custom-build projects, the design and architecture industry is seeing encouraging levels of support from local authorities, resulting in the potential to boost future build prospects.

'Shoebox' Homes are on the increase

Architects have criticised the "shameful shoe-box homes" being built in Britain today, saying many are too small for family life. UK new homes are apparently the smallest in Europe, research by the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) found the floor area of the average new three-bedroom home in the UK is 88 sq m, some 8 sq m short of the recommended space.

The increase of Polystyrene Houses

You may have seen us mention polystyrene houses our previous blogs, it is an architectural design process we are using more at Arc Design Services as we believe in its strong benefits!

When we talk about polystyrene houses we are actually referring to Insulated Concrete Formwork or ICF.

5 common mistakes made by property developers that can be avoided.

Have you ever been tempted to buy a property, re-design it and sell it for a huge amount of profit? Yes, we’ve all been there, got the t-shirt and realized that in fact, its not as simple as it sounds nor appears. Consider these 5 most common mistakes made by property developers and how the can be avoided.

Technology in Architectural Design

Technology affects all aspects of our lives, and is ever present in architectural design. At Arc Design Services, we like to keep an eye on new developments and technologies that we can incorporate into our designs. For example you may have seen we have designed numerous ‘polystyrene’ houses using an increasingly popular ICF technique (Insulated Concrete Framework).

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