environmental

ENVIRONMENTAL

We incorporate environmental design in all our work – both large scale and domestic projects.

Environmental Design for Housing Projects

Sustainable Design

DPS works with a variety of consultants to deliver sustainable engineering solutions – surface water balancing, run off reduction, sustainable urban drainage  Systems (SUDS), consumption reduction, increased permeability – can all help control surface water flows whilst adding to environmental quality.

Design for Disabilities

Careful appraisal and design enable full consideration of the special needs of particular user groups. Internal environments are designed to provide flexible arrangements that allow for resident choice and customisation.

Security

Defining public and private areas by good design is critical to designing out crime. We aim to create a safe and secure environment by following the principals set out in ‘Secure By Design’ and involving the Crime Prevention Officer in the design process on all projects.

Landscape Design

New housing can significantly help existing local biodiversity, through planting or retaining landscapes that provide much-needed habitats for wildlife. Designs should also benefit the local community and offer varying facilities for particular user groups.

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