DesignCAD

Design CAD DesignCAD is versatile and easy to use. There are literally hundreds of 2D drafting and design tools and an intuitive interfaceso it is quite easy to produce accurately scaled, precision designs! Ideal for the creation of architectutal drawings, floorplans...
Building with Cob

Building with Cob

Cob is a material consisting of clay, sand, earth and water. It is very versatile and resilient as a natural building material and can easily be moulded into aesthetically pleasing natural homes.For this reason houses built with cob can be “hand sculpted”...
Tips for a cosy home

Tips for a cosy home

Shannon and Dean Acheson are a Canadian Couple who operate a the blog www.akadesign.ca. They are DIY addicts who like to share their thrifty ideas for interior design.   They recently wrote an eBook entitled Welcome Home. WELCOME HOME – Tips, tricks & ideas...
Home Energy

Home Energy

With the depletion of the world’s fossil fuel resources, more and more people have been coming up with alternative ways to generate their own home energy. But more importantly people are coming up with simple ways of generating their own electricity and are not...
Hemp Building

Hemp Building

The bark of plants which contain fibres which can be used for cordage or matting are referred to as bast fibres. Among Bast Fibre crops are Jute, Flax, Ramie, Kenaf, nettle and of course Hemp. Hemp as a foodstuff is contained in many products. Hemp can be used in the...
House Design Service

House Design Service

House Design Service House Design Online can  arrange for one of our Design Technicians to contact you directly and guide you through the design process. We encourage all our clients to consider building sustainably and it is important that this is incorporated into...
Straw Bale Building

Straw Bale Building

Straw as a building material has been used for thousands of years. Because of its durability and insulation properties, it is still popular as a material used in roof thatching. Straw is a by product from the agricultural production of grain and for that reason it is...
Passive Solar House

Passive Solar House

The Passive Solar House is one in which is designed so that the materials used in it’s construction effectively collect, store and distribute solar energy as heat. Conversely a Passive Solar House will reduce the level of heat within the house in summer. Passive...
Computer Aided Design & Drafting

Computer Aided Design & Drafting

Learn CADD Free Computer Aided Design & Drafting book and Online 1-to-1 Cad tutorials CADD (Computer Aided Design & Drafting) is the use of Computers in Designing and Drafting. It is now commonplace among Architects and Engineers. CAD (Computer-aided design)...

2D CAD software

2D CAD (Computer-aided-design) Software There are a variety of CAD programmes on the market. 2D (2-dimensional CAD) software has been the main tool of professional architects and engineers for the past two decades. To the trained eye, professionals can easily...