Inspiring buildings: design and build
Fordingbridge are a specialist design and sustainable building contractor offering inspiring, permanent, frame and envelope and turnkey building solutions to all sectors. Fordingbridge offer architects, contractors, specifiers and individuals a unique technical and design approach that spans all aspects of a project from concept to completed build.
Our integrated and flexible approach means that our clients can be sure of outstanding design as well as complete control and practicality in relation to cost, quality, construction and building lifecycle. Our design skills, material specialisms and proven construction methodology create distinctive projects with guaranteed performance. Curved timber buildings, or glulam buildings, require a glulam timber frame contractor, and your project is in safe hands with our team.
Our clients are at the forefront of everything we do; we aim to interpret every client’s brief to deliver the best projects we can, no matter what scale or budget.
Fordingbridge offers a unique design and build service for architects, contractors, specifiers and individuals alike. Our proven experience, expertise and technical innovation mean that a Fordingbridge project delivers not only outstanding design but also practicality in relation to cost, quality, construction and building lifecycle. An integrated approach of traditionally separate project team expertise and functions brings benefits of efficiency and certainty to your project.
Fordingbridge work in partnership with a leading European glulam timber supplier, enabling us to undertake exciting timber frame construction product development and grow together. As with all our supply chain, our complimentary skill sets and like-minded visions ensure the success of projects of all scales.
Our in-house CE approved steel fabrication capabilities enable control of and efficiency in quality, timescales and continuous R&D.
Your project can be flexibly built up from our services:
- Architectural concept and technical design
- Specialist glulam, steel and hybrid structural engineering design
- Glulam timber and steel manufacturing and supply
- In-house Project Management and Health and Safety
- Planning and Building Control application
- Specialist steel and glulam building contractor and construction teams
Our team have flexibility to act as your complete design and build contractor or engage collaboratively with your design team and external consultants. Equally, we can be involved in your project from initial brief or be appointed at any of the stages below, adding value at every step. Fordingbridge’s service to you is structured into a number of key stages. The content of stages may vary or overlap to suit project specific requirements.
Concept design RIBA Stage 1–2 Identify client’s requirements, formulate project brief and interpret them to form a project proposal.
Developed design RIBA Stage 3 Produce drawings for planning and do outline structural calculations.
Technical design RIBA Stage 4 Produce definitive structural calculations, construction drawings and all pre-construction information.
Construction RIBA Stage 5 Construct project to time and budget and to client’s satisfaction.