Our facades group takes a holistic approach to design and engineering, working from a first principles approach.
Facade engineers have assumed a central role in architectural and engineering design teams in recent years, as building envelope design becomes a more complex due to increasingly stringent energy requirements and material and technological advances.
We offer a full service approach to facades in all materials types, using standard or bespoke systems, delivered either as performance-specified or fully detailed design. In addition to structural design and system detailing, we have the tools to assess the facade energy performance and ensure compliance with efficiency targets.
Additionally, we maintain a close relationship with industry suppliers to ensure we are abreast of the latest technology in materials, manufacture and performance.
As a practice we take a very sustainable view on design and at the core of this is the re-use of existing buildings. We therefore offer a comprehensive service of existing facade condition survey and reporting, in which condition and remedial works required can be identified and specified. Beyond that, entirely new facades systems can be designed and specified that can be compatible with the existing building structure, giving the building a new sustainable lease of life.
The breadth of our expertise across the discipline includes detailed environmental analysis. This supports our ability to engineer building envelopes which fully efficiently meet all performance criteria.