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Commercial Design

Commercial Design Projects

Robert Blake Designs work within the commercial sector undertaking design of a range of buildings and structures. We work with our clients to produce the most cost-effective design solutions in a timely manner. Our commercial building design uses the latest design methods and technology, working within the client’s constraints.

We use the latest 3d modelling platforms to model and design our structural elements. We use finite element analysis methods to design efficient structural frames and elements, and to fully simulate structural behaviour under varying load conditions.
We have the expertise to carry out a range of structural design, working to the latest design standards and industry best practice.
As with many building structures, the design is more than just the permanent structure, and we provide temporary works design and construction stage design.

If you have a commercial building design project please feel free to contact us.

Steel Design and Detailing

We offer a comprehensive steel design and detailing service, we use the latest 3d analysis software to develop efficient framed buildings.

We can produce the complete steelwork design package, from conceptual design, 3D frame models, 3D frame analysis models, structural general arranagement drawings and fabrication drawings. We can assist steel fabricators by providing numerical control files.

Our structural design includes:-

  • Multi-storey steel frame
  • Braced steel frame
  • Portal frame design
  • Sway frame design

Reinforced Concrete

Reinforced concrete is a popular building material for framed buildings across the UK, we are able to provide a full design and detailing service, we work within the latest finite elemenet analysis software to be able to design efficient framed building structure.

Our designs in concrete include:-

  • Reinforced Concrete Frames
  • Reinforced Concrete Ground Beams
  • Shear Wall Design
  • Shear Core Design
  • Reinforced Concrete Walls

Renovation and Refurbishment

We have worked a range of refurbishment projects, taking a dated building structure and converting it to modem day standards,

We carry out background research on the building, by exploring the records kept within local archives and building control, and implement appropriate investigation strategy.

We believe in the importance of sustainability and retaining elements of an existing structure, whilst ensuring the design is fit for future purposes.

Foundation Design

Robert Blake Designs are able to provide clients with foundation designs which are efficient, taking account of the site conditions and meets the requirements of the building structures superstructure. Our aim is to ensure the foundation solution is cost effective and not over engineered.

Our foundation design services include:-

  • Strip Foundation Design
  • Pile and Ground Beam Design
  • Reinforced Concrete Raft Design
  • Reinforced Concrete Piled Raft Design
  • Retaining Wall Design

Structural Alterations

We have a range of experience in building structural alterations:-

  • Upward extension
  • Adding additional stories
  • Wall removal
  • Building extension
  • Building re-clad
Steel Fabrication

Robert Blake Designs offer a full steel fabrication drawing service, we work with the latest design software to produce piece-part drawings. We offer steel connection service or can work with other structural engineer’s connection design.

We provide drawings with sufficient information to allow the fabricator to produce the steel without queries and delays. We can work with both architectural and structural drawings to form the fabrication drawings. We follow an approval process to ensure drawings are approved before being passed to the appointed fabricator.

Reinforced Concrete Detailing
Our reinforcement drawings are simple, practical and easy to follow on site. We ensure we are efficient with our detailing but meet the strength and service requirements required by the structural engineer, and above all else we aim save both material and time on site, which results in money savings for our clients.

We use the appropriate RC detailing software packages and are able to detail in 3D, we ensure we liaise with our clients through the detailing process and following a robust checking procedure.

We are able to provide reinforcement drawings, bar bending schedules and weight of steel reinforcement.