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What Does an Architect Do?

Jul 11, 2022

If you haven’t had much experience designing or remodelling a house, commercial or public building, you may not fully understand what an architect is or what they do. This article will cover the following topics to increase your understanding of the services and expertise architects offer.

  1. What is an architect?
  2. What qualifications do you need to be an architect in the UK?
  3. What is the difference between an architect and an interior designer?
  4. What services does an architect provide?
  5. Should I work with an architect on my next project?

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What is an Architectural Drawing?

Jul 05, 2022

Architectural drawings are used by architects to communicate ideas, concepts and technical elements of building design.

Architectural technical drawings may be used to:

  • Develop and communicate design ideas to clients
  • To ensure building contractors construct the building in line with the design intent
  • To keep a record of the design and planned development, or to make a record of a building that already exists.


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10 Years, 10 Extraordinary Projects

Apr 01, 2022

By Adam Lloyd, Matthew Hughes, and Luke Jones

We love what we do here at D2, and over the last ten years, we have been lucky enough to work on many exciting and beautiful projects, for homeowners, developers, and business owners alike. The opening of our new office in Ruthin is just round the corner, and we’ve been partnering with our long-standing, Chester-based, customer, The Armstrong Partnership, to design and develop our brand new website.

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Working collaboratively for BIM approval

Mar 29, 2022

We never stand still at D2 Architects. That’s why we are committed to the continuous development
of our knowledge and capabilities. One of the areas in which we are actively seeking to gain further accreditation is Building Information Modelling (BIM).

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A new home for big cats at Welsh Mountain Zoo

Jun 08, 2021

Funded by public donations from across the globe, the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay, North Wales has now opened a purpose-built snow leopard enclosure, designed by D2 Architects.

The brand-new enclosure is home to a couple of snow leopards, who play an integral role in the zoological garden’s current mission of conservation.

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