01 / Residential

Specialists in designing building services for the Residential sector.

We focus on providing high-quality; comfortable; energy-efficient and smart living spaces ranging from large-scale master planning to individual dwellings for both the public and private sectors on brown-field and urban sites as well as refurbishments of existing dwellings.

Our involvement often begins with the planning stage including establishing the energy strategy and setting targets through to design completion and commissioning on site. The scale of our projects ranges from the low rise of a few stories to mid-rise of up to 30 storeys where we use our experience of mid to high-rise commercial buildings for designing and specifying the appropriate MEP services infrastructure and methods of installation.

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02 / Sustainable Housing

Maximising energy efficiency

Building services designs for the residential sector requires an in-depth understanding of the unique needs of the sector. This includes understanding the different types of residential buildings, the different environments in which they are built, and the specific needs of the people who live in them.

DSSR has the expertise to design systems that are comfortable, efficient, and sustainable. This is essential in the post-pandemic era which is seeing people spend more time in their homes—and where working from home has become much more popular—and where energy costs are rising.

As a company with an extensive legacy of designing low-energy systems, DSSR specialises in the reduction of carbon footprint in residential building projects, through the utilization of low-carbon technologies, renewable energy technologies and efficient building fabric optimisation.

03 / Experience in Residential Sector

Invaluable understanding of the residential sector

To be successful in delivering designs for the residential sector, a consulting engineer must have the experience to work with a variety of stakeholders, including homeowners; developers; builders; regulatory authorities and contractors. This is essential to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget and that they meet all necessary development and statutory requirements.

With decades of residential project experience, DSSR can demonstrate our full range of capabilities, reflecting how well-positioned we are within this market sector.

Our involvement is often from the early planning and feasibility stages through to detailed design; construction and commissioning.

04 / Case Studies

Relevant Case Studies

Below is a selection of case studies demonstrating our experience and expertise within the Residential sector:

05 / Sector Lead

Phil Duffy


Phil is a Director of DSSR, with over 40 years in the industry, and a specialist understanding of the residential sector.

Phil graduated as a mechanical engineer in 1979 before moving from his native New Zealand to the UK in the early 1980s. He joined DSSR in 1989, progressing to Director of our London office. A Chartered Engineer, Phil has been responsible for the management and delivery of many complex and large projects in a variety of market sectors both in the UK and overseas and continues to be actively involved in the technical and financial delivery of many of DSSR’s largest projects.

05 / Contact

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