Independent Design House launches IDH Housing Design

Martin Czerniuk

Independent Design House (IDH) , the Bristol-based engineering design consultancy based also in the Middle East and Poland, is following a prosperous 2021 with the launch of a new division: IDH Housing Design. The offering, which is an end-to-end consultancy for all housing design requirements, will be led by newly appointed associate director, Martin Czerniuk, a volume housing design expert based in a new IDH Northampton office.

Czerniuk brings residential expertise to the role, with a 35-year career in volume home building, having worked for major house builders including Taylor Wimpey and Bovis. He has a specialism in site layout design from concept and master planning to detailed planning design to fast-track planning approvals and onward to production-enabling packages.

IDH Housing Design will be a multi-disciplinary offering, starting with pre-construction, and covering the entire process. Services include providing site layout design for land viability; through formal planning; technical; procurement and production enabling stages to final sales, working with volume house builders and developers. The move comes at a time when demand for houses has hit an all-time high, according to January 2022 figures from Rightmove.

Founded eleven years ago, IDH works with industry-leading clients such as ISG and Laing O’Rourke Construction Ltd, and offers both temporary and permanent works design; with full 2D draughting and 3D modelling services along with all BIM requirements. Specialisms include design and support for all bridge installation schemes, both steel and concrete, and other steel industry works ranging from structural frame design to connection design and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and further temporary works design, plus full draughting services.

Ian Fernandes-Johnson, managing director of IDH, said: “No one can deny the last two years have been challenging in construction, but we’ve started the year positively and are incredibly excited to launch IDH Housing Design.

“We’ve been increasingly involved in permanent works and, having supported on residential projects in 2021, this is a natural next step. The team are ready to support Martin as he builds the division, and we will fully benefit from his in-depth knowledge of volume housing design. With further expansion on the cards, 2022 has started well.”

Czerniuk adds; “I am so pleased to join Independent Design House and head up IDH Housing Design from my Northampton office. With considerable resources and my own experience with key housebuilding companies of some 35 years, we’ve got a great base to build from and are already discussing our first projects.

“IDH’s established and expanding multi-disciplinary consultancy is already a market leader in structural and civil engineering design and we aim to become the one-stop-shop consultancy for all housing design.”