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Check out this great new set of slate roof details in 2d and 3d to help you understand the intricacies of slate roof detailing.
Refurbished Slate Roof Details
Check out this great new set of slate roof details in 2d and 3d to help you understand the intricacies of slate roof detailing.
the kitchen extension guide for architects
Kitchen Extension Guide for Architects
Check out this in depth guide to kitchen design for architects.
an instruction manual for how to install and use block floors in the construction process, with instructions
Introduction to Beam and Block Floors
There are two types of concrete floor system commonly used in residential construction; ground bearing and suspended. In this article we will be focusing on the suspended concrete floor, particularly beam and block floors.
the front cover of a book with different roof details and instructions on how to install it
Slate Roof Details
We are excited to publish the second half of our slate roof details set. The set continues our exploration of traditional slate roof construction, looking at how different junctions are detailed using traditional lead, to complement these, we then demonstrate alternative options.
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How to Write A Successful Architecture Cover Letter
A meticulously crafted architect cover letter could unlock the door to your dream job. It’s more than just a document – it’s a showcase of your skills, experiences, and passion for architecture. Read our latest article to learn more!
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Free Radiator CAD Blocks
This free set of radiator cad blocks consist of a variety of different radiator types, in both elevation and plan. A great custom set of radiator CAD blocks completely free for our lovely First In Architecture readers!
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Autocad Line Weights and Plot Styles
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced user, taking the time to master these line weights and plot styles will pay off in the quality of your work. Read our latest blog post to learn more!
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Understanding Scales and Scale Drawings
In this post we will be exploring architectural scales and scale drawings. In architecture, scales and scale drawings allow us to accurately represent sites, spaces, buildings, and details to a smaller or more practical size than the original.
the instructions for how to install and install this wall
Partial Fill Cavity Wall Details
We are excited to share another set of details that have been requested regularly by our members. This set consists of partial fill cavity wall details.
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A Quick and Easy Guide to U-Values
Understanding and measuring U-Values is of huge importance as we aim to improve the sustainability and performance of our buildings. By the end of this article, you will have a clear understanding of the U-Value meaning, along with knowing how to tackle U-Value calculations.
the ultimate guide to mastering architectural diagrams
The Ultimate Guide To Mastering Architectural DiagramsThe Ultimate Guide To Mastering Architectural
Architectural diagrams are effective visual tools for architects that help to communicate complex design ideas in much clearer ways to diverse audiences, be it to your clients, tutors or fellow professionals. In this blog post, we will help you get to grips with the world of architecture diagrams.
The construction build ups template provides a large range of different construction assemblies that can be adjusted to suit all sorts of different domestic and residential projects. There are over 100 different build ups within the template, so make sure to check it out! Types Of Concrete, Roof Ceiling, Residential Construction, Display Ads, House Extensions, Flat Roof, Pitched Roof
Construction Build Ups Template
The construction build ups template provides a large range of different construction assemblies that can be adjusted to suit all sorts of different domestic and residential projects. There are over 100 different build ups within the template, so make sure to check it out!
space planning basics for the first in architecture
Space Planning Basics
Space planning is a complex process with many factors to consider. In this blog post we look at some of the key processes to space planning, the questions you need to ask your client, and yourself, and how to develop this information into space planning diagrams.
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Foundation Details Guide
New Foundation Details Guide. Foundation detailing is a critical aspect of residential and small-scale construction projects in the UK, serving as the bedrock upon which buildings stand. Read our comprehensive article to learn more!