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).

Extreme Renovation – knock it down and start again!

This may sound a little extreme, but more and more people are now seeing this as the perfect solution for a bigger, better version of what they already have.

The practice has long been common among large-scale developers, where it has been dubbed “erase-and-replace.”

The Self Build Myth Buster

Over 10,000 homes were completed by self builders last year and through government incentives they are hoping this number will rise in 2014.

There are many benefits involved with building your own home. However, there are many myths that put people off the idea of self building and means they easily dismiss the idea.

Arc Design Nominated For Award!

Arc Design Services have been nominated for an award for "Best Architecture Practice for a Luxury Dwelling" at the Northwest Grafters Awards, which we are thrilled about!

Arc Design feature as Case Study on Flow Accounting Website

Arc Design Services are pleased to feature as a Case Study on Flow Accountancy's Website as part of their new online accounts service. To read our profile, please visit the site at

Self Builders – Assessing The Suitability of Your Chosen Plot

In our last blog we talked about the different methods of searching for the perfect plot of land on which to build your property. So, once you have found a plot of land – how do you assess its suitability?

When assessing a plot of land, there are a number of things to consider including; the location, value, access to the plot, services and planning permission.

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