KPT Design exists to solve the critical issues facing our clients, both large and small. Our unique approach is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful. We provide a broad range of services and solutions to help organizations facilitate change, achieve their vision and optimize performance and productivity.
We have the relevant skills and knowledge to carry designs for new buildings constructed in various types of materials and techniques. This includes steel, reinforced concrete, timber and traditionally build structures.
KPT Design has a vast experience in refurbishment projects. When dealing with existing buildings it is important to understand the techniques and the materials that have been used in the past to ensure that the correct assumptions and parameters are taken.
With requirements for cost and construction time savings modular structures are used more often and are considered by more and more clients. The design team within KPT Design has experience with providing innovative design using prefabricated timber panel (CLT structures) and modular (container) steel buildings.
We provide reports in support of planning applications and preliminary design for early design stages. The includes Construction Method Statements (CMS), Basement Impacts Assessments (BIA) and Approval in Principle (AIP), which are a standard requirement for Basement Planning Applications within many London Boroughs. For new developments understanding the structural zones at an early stage is critical and can lead to adding quality and value to the construction.
This includes a review of the preliminary proposals and preparation of reports, preliminary design to ensure structural adequacy and buildability is achieved. This can be very useful with adding additional storeys to existing buildings or changing their use.
The company offers a professional review of existing properties in relation to defects, cracking and movement that has occurred to the structural elements. Our aim is to locate the cause of the movement/defect and advise on remedial works to ensure the adequacy of the structural elements.
We have very good experience in delivering various engineering reports to our clients. These are typically required when our professional opinion is required in relation to problems with the existing buildings or alterations to leasehold properties requiring approval from the freeholder.
KPT Design work in close relationship with construction companies to provide practical and cost-effective Temporary Works engineering design. We design Temporary Works for both above ground and subterranean structures. We assist with the overall planning of the construction sequence and the safety approach to the installation of the permanent structure. The temporary works are an important part of the construction process in terms of health & safety and maintaining access for construction activities, but also can lead to cost savings and reduction of the construction period. In addition to the traditional temporary works we provide: Specialist foundations, Façade retention support, Piling working platforms design, crane bases design and others