What is a Principal Designer ?

The role of the Principal Designer is an important one. It is set out in law and you as the client are responsible for ensuring that they are appointed, but unless you are involved in the construction industry you are unlikely to know who they are and importantly, what they do.

Snow load on roofs

Festive Urban Landscapes

Nothing lifts the spirits like our historic buildings covered in snow. It brightens up the dark winter days and gets you in the festive mood, but keep one eye on those gutters.

Slow Food, Slow Buildings

Food and shelter are our most basic needs for survival, but a basic necessity does not have to be dull or boring or humble. It can also be a source of pleasure when produced with skill and care.

What lessons can the construction industry learn from the food industry ?