Topic: Books

Books of interest for the homebuilder, the architect and the general public. We compile lists of books by subject and we try to make recommendations based on our direct experience and the quality of the books.

Your suggestions (with explanations) are more than welcome.

planning permission books

How to Get Planning Permission in 2017 (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 learn what’s involved in this process, why some pratices have more success than others and why some local councils have different sets…

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 procession celebrating Rome’s military victories and is essential to understanding what was unique about Roman culture. Popkin takes a different look at the ways…

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, at least for building up closer to reality expectations if not more. And there’s plenty more indeed. The DIY architecture is not…

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, which contributes to our architectural heritage. In the UK, much of the Province’s built heritage is constructed of stone – castles, churches, cathedrals, stately…

Building regulations uk

UK Building Regulations Books you should read as a designer or architect

We’ve put together a list of the most important UK building regulations books in the industry. From historical presentation of Building Control in the United Kingdom and through the final stages of project delivery, these highly informative materials will surely bring value to your investment and organisation. If you are starting your development in London and surroundings, we are most…

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 every street, and it is a genuine pleasure to get lost on its historic streets…

Home Extensions: 7 absolutely essential books

So you are actually considering building that house extension (or home extensions, should you have more than one house and business is thriving). With the support materials that exist nowadays, the free advice you can find online and the specialised publications and websites, we’d encourage you to go for it. Or you can save yourself the substantial headache and hire…