It is unsurprising that in these times of rising energy costs and environmental issues our design team at Ecclesall Design is sometimes asked how we incorporate sustainability and energy reduction elements into our architectural designs. In this post, we explore different ways to make a new build home, a house extension or your existing home more environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient.
We are opening our blog to professionals in our wider architectural, construction and interior design field to share guest posts on our website. Sharing the stories of other professionals and businesses brings an opportunity for us to celebrate excellence in our sector. We envisage the Ecclesall Design blog being a place where you can come to get inspired for what your home can become, and we are pleased to share the first of these exciting posts - a homeware brand based in Royal Tunbridge Wells called A Million Stories.
Do you have an unusually large garden or have your eye on an interesting site nearby that seems ripe for development with - hopefully - subsequent profit potential? Our infill and backland development blog post will inform and advise you on how to develop your plot of land.
In our latest blog article we look in depth at a question that many of our clients ask us, being "do I need planning permission for a house extension?". In this post we answer your most common questions on the topic and share our years of expertise in architectural and planning considerations for house extensions. There are many different types of house extension and different planning regulations apply for each specific type, so it is important to fully understand the implications associated with the type of house extension that you are interested in.
In this blog post we look in detail at the comparison between 2D and 3D architectural drawings. We believe you should you get what you pay for in life, and our 3D full colour computer modelling drawings certainly deliver the goods. You can contrast the different considerations to be made when deciding between 2D and 3D architectural drawings for you project here.
One of the most rewarding moments for our Ecclesall Design team is to see successfully completed projects, this simple yet beautiful stone built detached house at Greenhill with a rich history has been completed with a tasteful contemporary double storey house extension. You can read all about our latest project here.
Do you want to develop on a greenfield (previously undeveloped) site but aren't sure of the process? Perhaps you have a plot of land that’s been in the family for a number of years, or you’ve seen a piece of land that you would like to buy at auction. Before you take the idea to develop on a greenfield site further, this post will guide you through the process, benefiting from our years of first hand expertise in this field to show the different complexities and potential pitfalls associated with developing on a greenfield site.
Have you considered using architectural design services for your house extension or new build house project but have some questions beforehand? Here we have detailed answers to some FAQs, including; 3D vs. 2D architectural drawings, topographical surveys and budgeting for professional architectural drawing fees and building regulation details.
A useful guide for those considering adding a house extension to their property with details covering; front, rear, side, basement/loft conversions and other house extension types. This post details different considerations to be aware of when looking for a future property to extend.
Amici & Bici, probably Sheffield’s best Italian cafe and restaurant, needed room to expand so they asked us to provide the building extension plans and architectural drawings for their double storey café expansion project.
House Extensions from Ecclesall Design Extending your home is a great idea when you adore the area, your kids go to amazing schools and the neighbours are lovely but you just don’t have enough space to live comfortably. You need creative and thoughtful designs that...
Compliant Planning and Building Regulations My friend is going through the process of buying a new home. Not a new build but a 1960s house that has been lived in for some 20 years by the same family. My friend, Sam, was so bowled over (after weeks of fruitless and...
How many of today’s park walls will be standing in 500 years? Sheffield’s Great Deer Park can still be identified by remnants of original walling, if you know where to look. Sheffield’s Deer Park was once one of the greatest parks in England with a perimeter wall...