DBD Consultants

  • Leek
  • Member since Dec 2011

Andrew Dukesell is a Chartered Architectural Technologist and a member of CIAT, from DBD Consultants based in Leek, Staffordshire providing Architectural services around the area. Planning Applications and Building Regulations Submissions


  1. Architecture
  2. CAD/Drawings

About DBD Consultants

DBD Consultants, Owner/Principle, March 2011 to Present
During my first year trading I have produced designs for a variety of projects to include around 30 extensions to existing properties, of all ages covering the past 100 years.
I have obtained listed building consent for a grade 2 listed buidling currently trading as tearooms, to covert the first floor to guest bedroom accommodation.
I have obtained planing permission for a barn conversion to ancillary accommodation.
I have planning applications being considered for a new build 3 bedroom bungalow and a 4 bedroom house with swimming pool.
I also have 4 commercial projects in various stages.
CTD Architects, Associate November 2006 to March 2011
I was responsible for overseeing a small team predominately working on healthcare projects on a design and build basis. In 2009 I was responsible for the deisgn and oversing construction of several projects in excessive of £12.5M combined construction value
Architectural Design, senior technician, April 2006 - November 2006
I was responsible for the design and construction details for a variety of work including the conversion of 2 grade 2 listed former doctors surgeries, into a luxury 6 apartment complex and the other into a mother & child hostel.
Christopher Taylor Design April 2001 - 2006


Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (MCIAT)

BTEC Higher National Certificate (Building Studies)
BTEC National Certificate one unit – environmental science

Teaching Certificate City & Guilds 7307
City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Teleworking
NCFE Telematics Level 1
AutoCAD 2000i level 1 Training
RSA Computer Literacy and Information Technology Stage 1

Business Training Programme (Business Initiative)

City & Guilds NEBSM (National Examining Board for Supervisory Management)

BTEC Higher National Diploma (engineering)
BTEC Higher National Certificate (engineering)
BTEC National Certificate (engineering)

Engineering Industries Training Board
J21 Mechanical Maintenance and installation II
J01 Mechanical Maintenance and installation I

City & Guilds Mechanical Engineering
City & Guilds Electrical Engineering
Computer Aided Numerical Control
Planning Applications made for new houses and extensions, Barn conversions, listed historic buildings and commercial buildings Building Regulations Submissions

Managing construction projects from conception to completion.
Meeting the client and developing the brief. Preparing sketch proposals.
Surveying existing buildings and providing schedules for repair and renovation. Applying for planning/listed building approval.
Progressing projects to Building Regulation submissions and detailed construction CAD drawings.
Preparing tender/NBS documents and schedules of work, preparing contract documents. overseeing work on site, inspecting quality of work, preparing snagging lists, and conducting surveys after liability periods.
Contract management including preparing progress payment and practical completion certificates. Presenting technical information and provide technical advice on problems.

I have managed a mixture of projects from inception through to completion ranging from £25,000 domestic extensions through to a new £2.5M healthcare development in Hull.

I was in London at the Grand Designs Live Exhibition on the ‘Ask an Expert’ stand in April 2011, representing CIAT and giving advice to home owners about extending their existing property, or houses they are thinking about purchasing.

I have around 27 years of experience in mechanical engineering and building design and construction. I have a wide range of experience in building design and construction gained from designing and specifying a variety of different projects, including bespoke new build, and conversions of existing buildings, a mixture of domestic properties for both privately owned and social landlords, also commercial and industrial buildings. I also have experience in designing new build apartments, and conversion of former mills in to apartments.

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