Books of interest for the homebuilder, the architect and the home owner. We compile lists of books by subject and we try to make recommendations based on our direct experience, research and recommendations of architects, engineers and official documentation. Home extensions need not be overwhelming.

Your suggestions (with explanations) are more than welcome.


planning permission books

How to get Planning Permission in 2021 (Essential Planning Permission Books)

Although we generally advise against homeowners trying to apply themselves for planning permission due to the complexity of regulations and the tediousness of dealing with Local Planning Authorities, we do believe it's a good idea for them to…
the roman triumph

The Architecture of the Roman Triumph: Monuments, Memory, and Identity

The Architecture of the Roman Triumph: Monuments, Memory, and Identity by Maggie Popkin offers the first critical study of the architecture of the Roman triumph, ancient Rome's most important victory ritual. The triumph was an elaborate…
diy architecture books

DIY architecture books for home extensions and renovations

These DIY architecture books are generally meant for the inexperienced but we believe it's safe to say that even those who do have some degree of experience with architectural drawings or construction works would greatly benefit from these,…
stirling castle

Practical Building Conservation: Stone

Stone is one of the oldest and most versatile building materials. Its use ranges from providing essential support and protection to sophisticated embellishment. There is an enormous ranges of different stones, methods of working and uses,…
building regulations

UK Building Regulations Books & Resources to Keep An Eye On As A Designer Or Architect

We've put together a list of the most important UK building regulations books (the latest editions) in the industry. From historical presentation of Building Control in the United Kingdom and through the final stages of project delivery, these…
london architecture

London architecture: the best guide available

Most of the pedestrians in London seem to walk with their eyes fixed firmly on the pavement - perhaps searching for the gold that they hope to find there. But the real treasure of London lies at or above eye-level in the architecture that lines…
Home Extensions: essential books