News & Press

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This page and our social media platforms are not just a place for me to shout out about all the wonderful work we do at Baustudio and exciting projects we are involved in, but also a place to share knowledge and the amazing wonders of architecture in our world around us.

I want to look and discover all things, from a 17th Century brick to the latest developments in modern methods of construction and changes to our legislation. Additionally, I want to share information on companies that are passionately producing fantastic materials for construction. Sustainability and renewables sources are critical to helping our industry and planet.

If you are a professional who has been in the industry for over 50 years or like me,  a student just embarking on your career in this amazing industry…. join me to share your views and knowledge. I would love to hear from you all.

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If you would like to get in touch with me either call or drop me an email.

Tel: 01299 407988

Email: amanda@baustudioarchitecture.co.uk

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TWIN MOtion

At Baustudio we pride ourselves on providing all clients with an excellent experience throughout the design and development process. We achieve this by using the most up-to-date software available. Twinmotion is an architectural visualisation tool powered by Unreal Engine, which is a game engine developed by Epic Games. It enables architects and designers to quickly and easily create high-quality images, panoramas, fly-throughs and animations of products, buildings, cities and even entire landscapes.

Today we have been updating ourselves with all the new features this software has to offer. The normal response from our clients is WOW when they see their dreams become a virtual reality and can walk through new designs and pursue different options along the way.

newton waterproofing

Today we received training from Richard at Newton Waterproofing on Structural Waterproofing Design Strategies (January 2022). 

Richard talked us through how different levels of protection can be achieved by combining waterproofing systems, as well as why some waterproofing systems fail, and what can be done to deal with failures whilst remaining compliant with the British Standard.

As the leading independent UK supplier of waterproofing and damp proofing systems, Newton Waterproofing is well qualified to provide guidance. They have been protecting buildings since 1848, and have been instrumental in the invention and introduction of industry-changing concepts such as the first damp proofing and cavity drain systems.

In 2017 Newton launched the Newton Membrane Recycling Service, the first and only scheme of its kind in UK waterproofing. Available exclusively via Newton Specialist Contractors, the service already recycles over 5 tonnes of HDPE waterproofing membrane per year, and can trace how much recycling is contributed by each project for inclusion in your own sustainability data.  http://www.newtonwaterproofing.co.uk

This week we have our mid-point review for our T Level Learner from Dudley College, who is completing their work experience with us. T Levels are new courses that follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A levels. These 2-year courses, have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work, further training or study.

T Levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours.

If you would like to learn more about T Levels we recommend this video from Dudley College.

Altro - Designing For Dimentia

A thank you has to go to Steve Parry at Altro who spent time with us today teaching us about improved products and approaches when designing for dementia (Nov 2021).

Altro have worked on developing floors and walls for care homes over many years. They have collaborated with associations including Care England, Design in Mental Health and the University of Stirling’s renowned Dementia Services Development Centre and worked with them to develop total solutions for this sector. 

SSQ - Natural Slate

We would like to thank John Haycock at SSQ for delivering a very interesting CPD session to us today on their Natural Slate products 12/03/2021.

SSQ is one of the world’s leading quarriers and suppliers of high-grade, unfading natural roofing slate. Their principal markets are in Europe and North America and they export are as far afield as Australia, Trinidad, Norway and Japan – in all, over 20 countries.

Owners, architects and installers choose their slates for their: 

Exceptional colour stability. Exceptional weather resistance (surpassing the strictest international standards). Suitability for significant historic and distinctive contemporary structures. For more information on their fantastic products please visit their website here: SSQ

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We have recently partnered up with Houzz, it is a great way to get inspired and discover products. 

A place to browse and save beautiful home photos. A place to find the right design and to connect with others who have been there too. Houzz started as a side project but has become a community of more than 40 million homeowners, home design enthusiasts, and home improvement professionals—across the country and around the world.
You can view our profile HERE

Baustudio Is In The News!

Rockworks Kidderminster

As our planning application was approved, the Kidderminster Shuttle came to find out more. It is fantastic to be part of history in bringing this derelict carpet factory back to life (24/10/2020).

To read the full article please click HERE

To Get In Touch With Baustudio – 01299 407988 or admin@baustudioarchitecture.co.uk

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If you are proposing to change the use of buildings or land, we would always recommend that you seek advice to confirm whether or not planning permission or prior approval is required.

Additionally, before you lease or buy a property for your business, you should check whether you need to obtain planning permission or prior approval for its intended use and, if so, your chances of getting it.

Our most recent change of use application was Unit 203, Trident shopping Centre from a former Money Shop to a restaurant. If you need help or advise on your project, give us a call on 01299 407988 and we will be happy to help you. 

 

Home office

Since the pandemic working from home for many, has become a new way of living, and sometimes it can be difficult to find the space, peace and quiet whilst homeschooling is also happening.

If you need some ideas or advice on how to convert a loft space into the extra bedroom or office you need, give us a call and we will be happy to help and share our ideas 01299 407988

 

building reugulations

The building regulations help ensure that new buildings, conversions, renovations and extensions (domestic or commercial) are going to be safe, healthy and high-performing.

Detailed regulations cover specific topics including: structural integrity, fire protection, accessibility, energy performance, acoustic performance, protection against falls, electrical and gas safety.

They also lay standards for drains, ventilation, protection against the ingress of water and protection against contamination including methane and radon gas.  

The building regulations are defined by the English and Welsh Governments.

The Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) advise the Secretary of State in England on making building regulations and setting standards for the design and construction of buildings.

For more information on this topic a really good source if information is LABC https://www.labc.co.uk/about-labc/what-are-building-regulations

To Get In Touch With Baustudio – 01299 407988 or admin@baustudioarchitecture.co.uk

Reeve Wood

Many thanks to Tom from Reeve Wood today for delivering a CPD session on under floor heating and wooden floors. Its always so lovely to spend time (Even when its delivered COVID friendly on-line) with people who are so knowledgeable and keen to share their knowledge with others. They are very particular about where their materials and products come from. They are particularly passionate about the sustainability of wood 20/11/20.

It was really interesting and you can find his company here: https://www.reevewood.com/

To Get In Touch With Baustudio – 01299 407988 or admin@baustudioarchitecture.co.uk

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Decospan

Thank you to Mercedes at Decospan for delivering a CPD session for us via zoom today. She taught us how to specify wood veneers. Their products are amazing 27/11/20.

‘Decospan has been a committed family business for three generations with an insatiable passion for wood. We try to pass on this preference to everyone in and around the company.

As a market-oriented lifestyle company we also like to think along with the prescriber, the processor and the client to develop total solutions based on this beautiful and renewable raw material. We dream of allowing everyone to enjoy wood by providing the tools with which this noble product can be easily integrated into our daily living environment’

For more information, you can visit their site https://www.decospan.com/en/

To Get In Touch With Baustudio – 01299 407988 or admin@baustudioarchitecture.co.uk