BLR Associates is a small practice of consulting and building services engineers with our main office near Hailsham and another in Alfriston, both in East Sussex.
We have been favoured with a number of large commissions over the last few years as detailed in our Projects pages. We believe our practice size enables us to provide an improved service to our clients by ensuring continuity of personnel through all stages of the project, with the Directors and Senior Engineers (Barry Redmore and Jim Hollis) covering all aspects of the design and supervision process.
In addition, our size is reflected in our overheads, giving us the ability to be competitive. Our philosophy and aim is to provide a high standard of service at a competitive cost.
As a result , most new projects emanate from referral or repeat works, either from a client or another member of the design team from a previous project.
We endeavour to build good working relationships with all design team members. Of prime importance is the relationship with the Architect (and/or Project Manager if applicable) if we are to achieve an integrated design based on the Architect's overall concept.
The company was formed in January 1991 and since that time has been commissioned for building services projects of considerable scale and diversity. We specialise in design of electrical and mechanical services, producing specifications of works, inviting tenders, supervising the installation of the services and full contract control through final account stage to the termination of defects liability periods. We have also been appointed as Planning Supervisors for a number of projects.
The practice is a limited company with Barry Redmore and Jim Hollis serving as directors. CAD and other technical services are provided by BLR DataPro.
Association of Consulting Engineers
BLR Associates Ltd were members of the ACE in from 2003 until 2015.
We currently provide a professional indemnity cover of £2m.
Software & Working Practices
All tasks are now computer based, enabling our comprehensive daily archiving discipline to be maintained. All of the personnel noted above use computers and software extensively and we currently utilise the following software.
Internet Explorer and email clients
Relux (& other) three dimensional imaging & lighting design software
proCALC Electrical Services software
All drawing information is produced in CAD. This also applies to schemes where the base plan is not initially in a CAD form, as we find the cost of drawing the base plans is offset by the benefits of the medium throughout the project and the reduction in space to that occupied by conventional drawing furniture.
With our philosophy of practice size, we ensure that individual engineers are maintained on projects for the duration of the scheme. Our working practices and the daily archiving enables the recording of tasks in a manner which allows fast retrieval.