We offer a comprehensive multidisciplinary service, covering design and consultancy in all project phases. Our experience also covers all scales and all climates.
Integrated façade services
Constructing façades is a considerable task, which often accounts for over 25% of a construction budget. Among the key skills we bring to design teams is detailed analysis that helps achieve a client's specific aims. By bringing the focus to the building's envelope at appropriate project stages, highly efficient solutions can be reached, particularly in relation to thermal performance and structural design.
Our team of façade engineering experts work closely with architects, structural and services engineers, environmental and sustainability consultants, contractors, manufacturers, and installation specialists to deliver high performance solutions.
We bring wide ranging knowledge of commercial products and systems. This aids cost comparison and specification, and the ability to customise or create new detailing. We have extensive experience in full-scale testing and performance analysis of materials and products and are committed to research. We continue to contribute to UK and European development programmes covering materials, component design and procurement.
A synthesis of structure, performance and materials
A well-designed façade contributes substantially to the low-energy credentials of a building through attention to air-tightness and thermal performance, since heat loss and heat gain are primary energy-use issues. We work closely with building services, environmental and sustainability colleagues, ensuring that a building's façade is an integral part of its energy strategy.
Our façade services
- Choice of materials
- Structural design
- Building physics
- Heating technology
- Fire protection
- Development of new systems
- Operation and maintenance
- Follow-up and supervision