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5 Design Considerations When Buying a House

  You’ve decided you want to enter into the property market. So, how do you find your ideal home? We understand that this is a major decision, and one that is mainly driven by the money factor BUT there are also...

TENDER STAGE: THE FINAL STAGE BEFORE YOU BUILD

Much like finding the right Architect, it’s important to find a Builder that best-suits your project and personality   Q: WHAT IS THE TENDER STAGE? A: One of the last Architectural stages before a build commences. The Tender stage involves collating/issuing architectural construction documentation and other...

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION. WHAT IS IT?

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION.  WHAT IS IT?   The Construction Documentation stage: an exciting step, it’s the last stage of documentation and means things are one step closer to being on site. Q:WHAT IS THE CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION STAGE?  A: Construction Documentation involves detailed drafting and specification of the...

TOWN PLANNING. WHAT IS IT?

TOWN PLANNING WHAT IS IT? Town Planning can often be frustrating, for both the Client and the Architect. An understanding of the processes involved can help and a little patience goes a long way.   Q: WHAT EXACTLY IS THE TOWN PLANNING STAGE? A: Town...

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT. WHAT IS IT?

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT. WHAT IS IT? Design Development. It’s not just about alliteration. Q: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?   A: Developing your preferred sketch design in further detail. Further detail during the Design Development stage includes: Refining the floorplan/layout and ensuring all RESCODE requirements are adhered...

SKETCH DESIGN

SKETCH DESIGN Sounds Fancy. What is it? You’ve engaged your Architect, firstly, congratulations! The formalities are out of the way and now it’s time to talk Design. Sketch Design. Q: SKETCH DESIGN. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?   A: Put simply, it’s a schematic or...

GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR ARCHITECT

GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR ARCHITECT. Architect Sorted. Now What? So, you’ve heeded our advice on how to choose your Architect? Great! Now what, we hear you ask? Well, before your Architect begins designing your project, there are a few vital steps to be...

How To Choose Your Architect?

Your relationship with your Architect is likely to be long-term and entering into any long-term relationship is a big decision. Finding an Architect by an extensive Google search or through word-of-mouth is great but only the first step of the process....

What Does An Architect Do?

It’s been a while since our last blog post. We’re starting again, bringing it back to basics, Q&A style. Let’s start with a not-so-simple one: Q: WHAT DOES AN ARCHITECT DO? A: Designs, Drafts (draws), Co-ordinates/Manages 1. An Architect DESIGNS the exterior and...

Three Affordable Tips to Consider when Designing a Living Room

The team at Access Sketch are firm believers in balancing affordable architectural design with practicality.  A space that finds itself in need of this consideration is the living room. A living room, like a kitchen, is the ‘hub’ of a...

What Does Your Space’s Colour Scheme Say About You?

Our home is arguably the space where we spend most of our time. With this in mind, it’s crucial to consider how our surroundings can affect our mood and state of mind. Do you sometimes find yourself uncomfortable or particularly...

Affordable Architecture Tips: Kitchens & Bathrooms

Home is where we should feel at ease; where our surroundings reflect our own personal tastes and pleasures. We all have a vision of the home we’d like to open the front door to every evening, but sometimes budget constraints...