Our facades group takes a holistic approach to design and engineering, working from a first principles approach.
As building envelope design becomes more complex due to increasingly stringent energy requirements and material and technological advances, Facade Engineers have assumed a central role in architectural and engineering design teams in recent years.
Eckersley O’Callaghan offer a full service approach to facades with an in depth knowledge and expertise of the full range of materials which can be used when designing and building facades. We have a detailed understanding of designing and the appropriate application of standard or bespoke systems and extensive experience of delivering facades which are either performance-specified or fully detailed design.
Our strong design team has extensive structural design and system detailing expertise and have the tools and proficiency 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 aware of the latest technology in materials, manufacture and performance.
As a practice, we adopt a carbon focussed approach to design which advocates the re-use of existing buildings. We offer a comprehensive service of existing facade condition surveys and reporting. Beyond that, entirely new facade systems can be designed and specified that can be compatible with the existing building structure, giving the building an extended life and reduced carbon impact. The breadth of our expertise across the discipline also includes detailed environmental analysis.