If you're thinking of building in 2014, January is when you're looking for an architect…[statistics]

When you’ve been running websites for a while, the stats begin to get quite interesting. And if you’re running an architectural practice I think the following year-on-year statistic is definitely the most interesting. Throughout the year, the visitors to my Read More …

A whistle stop tour of projects under construction:

Following a flurry of site visits over the last few I thought I’d share a few images together with captions of what’s under construction at the moment: You’ll have seen this over the last few months; a rural house in Read More …

Site Check List

With a couple of jobs currently on site, it’s very easy to forget what you should be checking at each stage. Below is the check list I use and happy to share it. This is only for work as it Read More …

Things they don’t teach at Architects School No.785 You win some You Lose some

Losing track on these nuggets of ‘Things they don’t teach at Architects School’ so let’s just say this is number 785 and it’s an important one: You win some and you lose some. It’s a fact of architectural life, you Read More …

It all starts with the survey…

I’ve written previously on the concept that the design must start with the survey This was in the context of working on an existing house but the same can also be said about working on a blank site for a Read More …

How many times should an architect visit and inspect a build?

I guess the answer has to be ‘How long is a piece of string?’ Again (see previous posts on the site inspection cards), a special thanks to Geoff Wilkinson who provided invaluable advice and documentation on the UK system and Read More …

Remaining site inspection cards completed & thanks to @GeoffWilkinson

Following the blog post & pdf of my new policy on site inspections for self-builds, below are the links for the remaining site inspection cards I’m using: Site Inspection Cards 5-8 Walls to roof Site inspection cards 9-12 Drainage to Read More …