Deer View

Deer View

PDC were entrusted by a long-standing client on this project to deliver the structural design of a one off, bespoke modern house.  Our initial input started out like many projects with a topographical survey. Once planning permission had been gained by the project architect, we worked closely with them to design the sub-structure and super-structure. As part of this design process, we also worked collaboratively with the builder and steelwork fabricator to ensure a seamless design was produced that was practically achievable on site.

The Client’s and Architect’s vision for the building was for a large open plan ground floor living space that opened up to the surrounding landscaped garden, as well as large first floor bedrooms with fully vaulted ceilings. The structure was designed as a full steel frame structure with masonry infill wall panels and timber floors and roofs. The building has an enormous amount of glazed openings so ensuring the deflections and movement of the steel frame were minimised was a crucial part.  Also, due to the external balcony and terrace areas, there needed to be careful consideration of steelwork connections and thermal breaks to ensure the steel frame did not have cold bridges.

Once the structural design was complete, the project was then handed back over to our Surveying Department to ensure the  foundations, steelwork and masonry were set out precisely.

The building is now completed and lived in and has glorious views across the Norfolk countryside.


Deer View to Use

Services undertaken:

  • Topographical survey
  • Foundation design
  • Structural design
  • Setting-Out
  • Drone image capture of works progress
  • Land Registry plans