Building Services Engineering

The building services engineer’s role is increasingly fundamental to building design as projects become more sophisticated in terms of sustainability and efficiency, together with legislation changes and user requirements.

The services design makes use of our internal 3D (BIM) software to achieve improved levels of coordination and reduce project risk, together with a wide range of thermal modelling, vertical transportation and general MEP services software products.

The services we provide from Director level downwards are focused on delivering building services engineering solutions appropriate to the project brief together with embracing the sustainability requirements through all stages. We provide consultancy on mechanical, electrical, public health, fire protection and vertical transportation services. All of the related specialist work areas such as thermal modelling, energy strategies, lift traffic analysis, plant replacement, Building Regulations Part L compliance and the like are undertaken by in-house staff.

Surveys & Audits

Surveys are key elements of our services which are undertaken for purchasers, landlords tenants and vendors. The purpose of a survey would be to establish the general condition of the building services installations, together with the quality of workmanship, materials and compliance with codes of practice applicable at the time of installation.

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As part of our approach to sustainability we employ sustainability engineers who are qualified BREEAM, Home Quality assessors (formally Code for Sustainable Homes), WELL and Fitwel accredited professionals.

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There has been an industry shift away from ‘design for compliance’ to a more sustainable ethos of ‘design for performance’ which has been driven forward by the introduction of NABERS UK. We are a delivery partner for these assessments which provide a rating throughout the lifetime of the building. We are able to undertake assessments ourselves but also have a member of the independent design review panel in our team who can review assessments made by other consultants. We employ several experienced members of staff who can undertake the modelling work required for these assessments under the stewardship of our principal building performance engineer

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Need specialised building services consultancy?

Watkins Payne are experts in providing sustainable building services consultancy which has become ever-more prominent within the industry.

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