Index of Articles (Architects)

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Post date 15/12/2016 - 08:47
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Mortgage valuations are not surveys.

Mortgage valuations are to determine if the property you want to buy is worth the agreed price. They don’t take long (about 15 to 30 minutes) and involve only a brief look at the property to assess its value. The valuation report is for the benefit of your lender – bank or building society – and not you, the borrower even though you may have to pay for it.

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Post date 17/11/2016 - 12:48
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Localarchitectsdirect.co.uk considers the implications of buying a home in a conservation area.

What is a conservation area?   

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Post date 15/11/2016 - 17:45
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Local Architects Direct looks at what a listed building is and responsibilities of buying a home that is also part of the nation’s heritage

What is a listed building?

On estate agents’ details, the description “Grade II listed” gives instant status and can add value to a property but what does it mean exactly?

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Post date 02/08/2016 - 10:27
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PLANNING PERMISSION

What is planning permission, when is it needed and how do you apply?

What is planning permission?

Constructing a new building and making major changes to an existing property, for example adding a new extension, will probably need consent from your local planning authority. This is known as planning permission. The aim is to protect your neighbours and control the development of urban and rural areas.  

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Post date 04/07/2016 - 07:58
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buildings whether a major new development or a simple loft conversion. They cover all aspects of construction from structural stability of walls and roofs to fire safety, ventilation and drainage. The rules are developed by Government and enforced by local authority building control departments to ensure safety and energy efficiency standards. They also protect against cowboy builders.

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Post date 04/07/2016 - 07:51
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What does an architect do, how do I got about finding one and why do I need one?

Why employ an architect?

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Andrew Haste CEng MIStructE
Post date 25/08/2015 - 15:59
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Design for Structural Stability -
Structural alterations to traditional domestic low rise housing 
11 March 2015

1. Summary

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Digby Roswell (inventor of the Telebeam System)
Post date 25/08/2015 - 15:53
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TELEBEAM LOFT CONVERSION SYSTEM

A presentation by Digby Rowsell, inventor of the TeleBeam system

This paper is to be read in conjunction with the presentation on the TeleBeam Loft Conversion system, a relatively new and unique way of converting existing roof trusses for loft conversions.

Roof Structures

Roof structures fall generally into two distinct types;

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David Ware
Post date 22/04/2014 - 15:25
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In 2006 a serious fire resulted in the deaths of 6 people all of whom were not in the room of origin.
This case highlighted the importance of good fire safety management in premises and brought into
question the “Stay put” policy.

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Graham Keevill
Post date 22/04/2014 - 15:17
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This paper describes the background to professional archaeological practice in England today. In it I will try to give you an idea of when and where you might get involved with archaeologists, and what types of work they might have to do for you (or perhaps more pertinently for your client!).

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