Design & Build Process

From inception through to completion, we provide extensive consultancy through expert design, project management and installation; delivered safely and on time, to the highest possible standard - realising our client’s landmark vision.


Pre-contract services

By engaging with us early in the design process, whether that is at stage 1 or 2, we are able to provide smooth project management from concept design to installation.
Engaging with Arch at an early stage provides a raft of benefits, which include experienced advice and consultancy throughout the process, alongside detail drawings and 3-D modelling to ensure the vision of the project is protected.

By engaging at this pre-contract  stage, we are able to provide typical “bay studies” that can really enhance the early design process of the facade. The primary goal of this pre-contract service is to ensure that the delivery of the project is fully in line with original aspirations and expectations of the client’s design team. It’s a tried and tested method and through experience, ensures projects are delivered impeccably every time.


Design solutions

You can also engage with us at the design solution stage (stage 2), we can then provide additional benefit to the project. Our experience at early stages ensure we can deliver detailed design and cost plan services, carrying out value engineering, whilst ensuring the project maintains the visual aspirations of the design. Our expertise is second to none in the detailing, as well as managing the risk of the design.

To ensure the successful delivery of your project, it will be led by one of our team of Project Design Directors. As well as being academically qualified, the team have over 100 years of combined experience in the facade and slope glazing industry. You can find out more about them here.

We maintain continued investment in AutoCAD 2-D software as well as the SOLIDWORKS 3-D Software, which allows for the modelling of more complex facade and slope glazing packages. Your project can be built within this software, to ensure that every component fits as well on site as it is designed to do. The 3-D software integrates seamlessly with the fabrication machinery which ensures error free transmission of data.

Your nominated Project Design Director will lead a team of Design Engineers for the delivery of this important element of your project. 


Project Management

The Project Management division is led by our Project Director, Jeremy Moore. You can find out more about him here. Jeremy leads our team of Senior and Assistant Project Managers and the Logistics and Purchasing Team.  Our team, have industry qualifications as well as having 200+ years of combined experience in both vertical and slope glazing. Reassurance that your project is being managed and delivered by diligent, trustworthy and highly experienced people.  

Project Management software - we use both Microsoft Project and ASTA Powerproject.  The use of this software allows us to plan every phase of your project meticulously, ensuring a smooth process from conception to final handover, every time.

Within our package of works we frequently incorporate the following:

  • Secondary steelwork and access systems | Brise soleil 
  • Louvres | Revolving doors | Automatic doors | Roller shutters
  • Mansafe latchway systems

Where such elements are within the project scope, we employ specialist subcontractors, coordinated by the Project Manager who will manage their activities, offering peace of mind by ensuring they comply with all specifications, with their areas dovetailed within our project program.  

Your Project Manager works closely with our Site Management and Installation teams allowing for a seamless, professional and expedient delivery of your project.



We source fabrication services from specialist facade fabricators such as Lister Engineering, MURUS Facades & Multifab.

All new, potential fabricators are strictly vetted to ensure that they have appropriate Quality Management systems in place, and carry accreditation - such as ISO 9001 - to ensure they deliver the finished product to us at the highest possible standard.

We are deeply concerned about the environment and are carefully monitoring our own standards, so we have made it our preference that our fabrication partners carry the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Accreditation whenever possible.

At our partner fabricators you will find CNC cutting, punching, milling and brake presses, welding bays and assembly areas in house. This ensures a smooth flow of works - from the initial pre-fabrication section wrapping, to the final quality control prior to dispatch.

All followed through with the QA check sheets signed off at every stage of the fabrication process. 



Installation is very close to the heart of our Managing Director, Eddie Wells. He started his journey in commercial glazing as a fixers mate, so appreciates the vital role it plays in the overall delivery. 

Vision Arch operates an efficient and superbly coordinated operation on site. Our team are fully trained to the highest standards of safety, providing peace of mind for our clients’ and their respective partners, the team and wider company:

  • Site Mangers & Supervisors all hold relevant SMSTS (Site Mgt Safety Training Scheme) or SSSTS (Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme) qualifications, First Aid at Work, PASMA, Asbestos Awareness & CSCS.
  • Installers hold the relevant additional training such as Leading Edge - Working at Height, Manual Handling, PASMA, IPAF, Asbestos Awareness, Slinger Signaler, Under the Hook, CSCS.

Our site works are prioritised based on level of importance:

  • Safety  |  Quality  |  Program  |  Cost
  • Our Health & Safety record is exemplary. We keep a training matrix for all our Installers. All training is subsidised by the company and participants are paid in full whilst training.

When a project goes to site, this is where typically, it can be subject to unexpected issues that are outside of our control. However, our on site project management provides the ideal solution and therefore positions us way ahead of the industry standard service.



The final part of our partnership journey through your project is the Post Completion / Aftercare Service. 

Considering we developed the initial design in partnership with you, then progressing that to the delivery and installation, it seems logical that we retain our commitment by helping  look after your asset for you.

In the Post Completion / Aftercare phase, we take care of the end user requirements; ensuring that relevant training takes place in the use of the products that we have supplied and installed. We will take the time to explain the requirements of any warranties, and set up required service agreements - scheduling these in from the day of the handover. 

Our work

To see for yourself what we can achieve together, please feel free to view some of the amazing projects we have had the pleasure to complete.

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