The Future of UK Housing

With Climate Change, Sustainability and Biodiversity now fully on the Built Environment Agenda, how are Local Authorities and Designers to deal with the environmental requirements for now and the future? The Building Research Establishment [BRE] developed their Environmental Assessment Method [BREEAM] in order to assess the environmental performance for any type of building; whether new […]

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SME OCD

As small businesses we are all rushing around, making ourselves super productive and efficient, we need to make money or we sink. The current economic climate has increased the amount of SME’s, so the more of us of are working harder to get ourselves noticed, to get ourselves involved, to be even more astute and […]

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Saving Private Water!

As Architects committed to energy saving practices and sustainability we find ourselves examining and challenging old and new conventions. One such area of important understanding and investigation is the importance of saving water. The Toilet Cistern The decision to place a water saving device or bag or even brick into every WC cistern in your […]

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Top 10 items to take on a site survey!

A site survey is usually a one-off visit! If done correctly that is! It is very important to record as much information as you possibly can without the need to re-visit. A re-visit can be costly if you do not have it covered in your fees, so to limit the requirement to return to finish […]

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Measured Site Surveys, how do they benefit the Client?

A new Client with a great new project! Whilst meeting with your prospective new Client, who is eager to press on with a new redevelopment project, they show you some badly photocopied plans and explain a few ideas; they are keen to get you onboard straight away and you rush back to the office and […]

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Let’s begin with a Measured Site Survey

Who performs Measured Site Surveys? What are they? Why do we need them? Where and when are they needed? And, how are they done? Having received some interesting comments to a recent twitter tweet on taking site photo’s I began thinking that maybe there’s a blog to be had on this subject somewhere. To be […]

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And so…

Welcome to the blog of core Architecture and Design. The aim of this blog is to enlighten the reader with an insight into various aspects of the built environment that pass before the eyes of an every day Architect. Collated through a diverse range of topics that cover sustainable materials and environmental practices, to creative […]

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