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Building Control Partnership Scheme

Well that’s an exciting blog title if I ever read one! I should imagine that visitors to my blog will triple over night!

I’ve just signed Lacey Architectural Services up to the LABC Partner Authority Scheme, which I hope will make the whole building control experience much easier for me and my clients.

If you’re still reading, […]

By |January 17th, 2013|blog|0 Comments

The ugly side of alternative energy.

Bolt on solar panels are ugly, and you shouldn’t put them on your house!

There I’ve said it!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not anti sustainability or alternative energy. When detailed properly, and in the right context, photovoltaic or solar type panels can be just fine, but what concerns me is the amount of houses in urban […]

By |January 13th, 2013|blog|0 Comments

Happy New Year!

Admittedly I am a couple of days late here, but, hey ho……

So, January comes and for the first time since I can remember I don’t have an actual job to go to. That’s not to say I don’t have work to do, but, working for myself from home without a boss to report to is […]

By |January 3rd, 2013|blog|0 Comments

What’s it all about? Part 2

So yesterday I wrote about why I’m in architecture, today I want to discuss where I see Lacey Architectural Services going….

From a financial perspective one thing that you have to come to terms with early on in your career in architecture, is that you’re highly unlikely to get rich doing it. Admittedly some do, but […]

By |December 21st, 2012|blog|0 Comments

What’s it all about? Part 1

What is Lacey Architectural Services about?Is a question that I’ve been thinking about recently. I think it can be broken down into two parts, firstly why am I, Zak Lacey, in architecture? And secondly, what and where do I intend Lacey Architectural Services to be as a company?

Over two blog posts, (this and the next […]

By |December 20th, 2012|blog|0 Comments

A guide to extending your home.

I’ve recently written a short guide to give to clients which outlines the process of extending a house. I’ve decided to blog the content of it it to see what you guys think.

Any questions or comments welcome!

Extending Your Home

So you’ve decided to extend your home, but aren’t sure what to do or how to do […]

By |December 19th, 2012|blog|0 Comments

Sink or swim time!

So, a decision that had to be made, was made and I am now solely self employed! Lacey Architectural Services is now a full time venture and my only means of income!

So how am I felling about that?

Scared? A little, if I’m honest!

Excited? Yes, a lot!

Determined? Exceptionally!

Since I left full time education in 1996 I […]

By |December 14th, 2012|blog|0 Comments

Grand Designs or Grand Egos?

A couple of weeks ago, at 9:36 on a Wednesday evening, a friend of mine posted this on Facebook:

Does anyone know if Zak Lacey is ok? Grand Designs has been on 36 minutes and he’s not moaning yet

You can probably tell where I’m going with this….

I used to really like Grand Designs. There used to […]

By |November 29th, 2012|blog|0 Comments

Architectural Technothingy

“So what is an Architectural Technothingy then?” “Is it the same as an Architect?”are questions I’ve become quite accustomed to hearing, and ones I intend to briefly answer today…

CIAT describe Architectural Technologists thus: a specialist in the science and technology of architecture, building design and construction…..able to set up own practice and provide a […]

By |November 27th, 2012|blog|0 Comments

In the beginning….

Well, the astute among will have noticed that this is a blog, if you’ve noticed that, you’re probably also wondering why I’ve started a blog, and if that’s you then that makes two of us!

To be honest, I’m not entirely sure where, if anywhere, this blog is going to go, but as some of you […]

By |November 24th, 2012|blog|0 Comments