We provide consultancy services to developers and main contractors within London and the Home Counties. We also carry out commercial building contracts which include specialist work to listed buildings.


Design Review
  • Pre sales review of optimisation to enhance layouts, adding value to developments.
  • Value engineering of all elements of the design.
  • Fire strategy review including implications on partial occupations.
  • Working drawing and specification review to reduce impact of poor information on the procurement and build process.
  • Proposed design team review.
  • Pre tender package review to ensure quality information is issued for pricing.
  • Management strategy review including all building services, energy strategy and their implications on the completed development.
  • Hard and soft landscaping review including suitability of selected materials.
  • Negotiate planning applications for clients.

Production Consultancy
  • Tender return review and advice on contractor and supplier selection.
  • Site logistics review.
  • Review build sequence in detail with selected subcontractors in order to assist programming and understand each build element process.
  • Understand and assist in solving on site issues which are delaying the build process.
  • Partial occupation review with build team to ensure early understanding of implications through to final completions.
  • Pre building control and CML sign off inspections.

Quality Inspections
  • ​Inspections completed at each stage of the process to enhance the build quality.
  • Quality inspections both internally and externally at completion stage.
  • Pre building control and CML sign off review for internal and external areas.
  • Ensure effective implication of management strategies so that first occupations are successful.
  • All inspections will include observations on health and safety and behavioural standards across the development.

Heston Attwell - Founding Director

I have more than thirty years of experience in the construction industry and over twenty years specialising in mixed use schemes focused on high end large scale residential developments in central London for a major developer. My focus is attention to detail and problem resolution throughout the design and build process ensuring schemes are delivered safely and to a high standard.

Design and Build Consultancy Ltd is committed to a process of continuous improvement to enhance the customer’s experience.