This is an outline of the range of services we offer, so if anything interests you, we can of course go into your requirements in greater depth.
Accurate drawings of almost anything. Examples are room and furniture layouts, building
plans, plans to submit for planning permission, building elevations (side views),
diagrams (wiring and other schematics), garden plans -
We have the facility to visit a site to make measurements using a laser measure and tapes, suitable for most applications. Although we most often are called to measure the insides of offices, we have measured building exteriors, gardens and even parts of RHS Wisley. There are more accurate ways to measure a site if you need absolute accuracy, but for many applications this sort of measurement is quite suitable. We are quite used to visiting sites unaccompanied and, if necessary, working as a subcontractor and representing your business in our dealings.
We are used to producing furniture layouts for offices. Whilst this involves using
2D drafting skills, this service adds the application of creative and practical knowledge.
Plans of this nature need to take into account things like fire routes, spacing between
desks, walkways, departmental requirements (seating x number of people, with x number
of offices and x number of filing cabinets). We can go beyond this, to suggest suitable
layouts starting with an empty space, drawing office walls, planning ceiling layouts,
air conditioning, cable ducts, floor jacks, electrical and network sockets, fire
routes, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, fire doors, escape stairs -
We are able to make drawings suitable for presentations, including a two-
Planning & Building Regulation Applications
We are quite used to producing drawings for these purposes. In general, we are not prepared to act as the ‘agent’, but we are willing to help you with the forms if required. Many people do not understand that a planning application is quite separate from a building regulations application, the latter often required for simple things like taking down or putting up walls or changing windows and doors. Building regulations are highly detailed and complicated, so whilst we are willing to help, we are unable to put ourselves forward as an expert. However, we are closely linked to a project management company who are able to offer these services.
3D CAD models
As explained in the introduction, this is something of a nascent service. However, at present we have the facility to create 3D representations of any object, big or small, and produce images from any angle for viewing. If enough interest is shown, we can upgrade to enable us to import and export drawings so that a 2D drawing can be used as the basis of a 3D representation.
We have the knowledge to create physical 3D models of objects and simple buildings. We are by no means architectural modellers, but we can make models suitable for presenting a design concept. This is typically for product design, often using materials such as blue foam or Jelutong wood. However, the material needs to match its intended use, so a building concept or garden layout would employ different materials.
Industrial Design (Product Design)
This is what the proprietor trained for and whilst this is not something that we
have done much in the past, it remains a skill that we can offer on a limited scale.
If you’ve never heard of Industrial Design, people in this field used to be called
industrial artists -
Whilst we are not architects or civil engineers, we are able to design things like
building extensions and alterations, conservatories and other building-