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Northern Design Solutions Ltd

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Phil Cook
Studio 3
3 Claremont Terrace

About Northern Design Solutions Ltd


We all recognise that to be competitive and succeed in the façade industry you need to explore every avenue to reduce costs and timescales. An effective, efficient design is key to the profitability of the project and drives the remainder of the contract. If the design is unnecessarily complicated then material cost will be high, manufacture will be complex and site installation prolonged.

The development of cost effective, professional design is a highly specialised discipline requiring knowledge of systems, materials, manufacturing technology, methods of assembly, building regulations, British standards, application and commercial issues. Northern Design Solutions has been born of years of industrial experience and product knowledge providing the highest level of professionalism, expertise in off the shelf systems through to bespoke tailor made façade solutions.

Northern Design Solutions are unique in providing our client independent and complete design solutions by producing value engineered detailed designs, calculations, material schedules and manufacturing drawings to the client’s requirements. Working proactively with the client from inception promotes positive relationships and ensures best value in the context of the exact project specification. We identify the client is at the core of our organisation and always place a dedicated approach on meeting their needs and interests. Northern Design Solutions recognise that our client’s success is also our success and appreciate the responsibility of client intellectual confidentiality.

Northern Design Solutions Ltd ImageFrom standard off the shelf products to bespoke complete system design, from simple manufacture drawings through to complex die design, from small single windows through to large multidiscipline complete shopping centres, Northern Design Solutions is the one stop design solution.

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Case Studies

Contract: Terminal 5 Airport
Location: Heathrow
Main Contractor: BAA & Mace Solutions
Architect: Richard Roberts Partnership
Systems: Bespoke doors, Record automatic controls, screens, cladding, portal steelwork, structural steelwork, bespoke die design in aluminium and rubber.
Project Requirements: Heathrow Airports new Terminal 5 is the UK’s largest free standing building costing a total of £4.3 billion. Working in partnership with clients BAA, Mace Solutions and blast consultants to develop bespoke designs for high traffic automatic sliding and swing doors to be installed to the apron that would also meet the high bomb blast loads and strict specification requirements. This challenging project involved 2D and 3D modelling to develop bespoke one off systems and overcome extensive service co-ordination and the multifaceted design brief.

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Contract: Telford College
Location: Edinburgh
Main Contractor: ISG Interior Exterior
Architect: HOK Architects
Systems: Renaissance Structural framing system, CGL Systems Rainscreen, NBK Terracotta Rainscreen, Levolux automatic Soleil, Armourpost garage doors, Schüco windows, doors and curtain walling, Bespoke extrusions, Zephyr louvres and louvre doors.
Project Requirements: Telford College is one of Scotland’s largest further education colleges housed in a new, single, £30m custom-built four-storey building. Innovative ‘off-site’ manufacturing methods were adopted to clad the building minimising site time. Renaissance became a partner in developing panels providing an insulated, weatherproof system that could simply be craned onto the building to provide an instant seal. The added benefit that all external bracketry could be pre-fitted allowed the Rainscreen panels to be hooked on again, speeding up the site installation.

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