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October 3, 2018

Growing family, changing dynamics, home office – whatever your reason for adding space to your home, planning and designing your changes before you plough straight into knocking down that wall, will allow you to deliver your project on time and hopefully within budget!

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September 23, 2018

Why do I need an architect?  Why can’t I just use a draftsman or a builder?  What about an off-the-shelf design?  Here at CDA we get asked these questions all the time! All are very valid questions, our response…. Absolutely you can BUT engaging a professional with exp...

September 18, 2018

Recently I was approached by clients who knew they wanted to update the look of their 80’s home, but weren’t sure on how to go about it. Having plans drawn up is only a small part of it.  Current 3D modelling software enables us to ‘walk’ the client through ideas, visu...

May 22, 2018

In my last post about Feng Shui, I talked about the entrance to the home and what architectural features are necessary for inviting positive chi into the house. A critical design feature for the front door was to ensure it did not align with another door or window to e...

April 18, 2018

This is a topic of great depth, and could be debated for years at an educational level whilst studying a creative career stream.  So the following thoughts are but a mere scrape of the surface, but may assist potential clients who seek an Architect.

It is well known tha...

April 3, 2018

In this continuing series of posts about Feng Shui basics, I wanted to dig deeper into the importance of your home’s entrance. As with everything else Feng Shui, there are plenty of rules for creating an entrance that has good Feng Shui and enables the positive flow of...

March 12, 2018

Going green is nothing new. We’ve been recycling metal, glass and paper for years; hybrid cars are now commonplace; and we have businesses dedicated to up-cycling and the mantra “reuse, reduce, recycle”.  And the building industry is right in the middle of it with gree...