Design Engineering Services

We provide design services to both engineering companies and end users in the food, pharmaceutical, chemical, and utility power sectors. Our work comprises both product design and system integration and layout.

For hygienic industries we are familiar with clean design principals such as European CEN ‘C’ standards for food machinery safety, EHEDG guidelines and CGMP’s. Our work includes processing equipment, storage vessels, materials handling and pipework.

For hazardous area installations we are familiar with applying DSEAR and ATEX requirements. We can assist with the provision of risk assessments leading to necessary CE certification.

Mechanical design is carried out using Autodesk Inventor, AutoCad or Solidworks as required. We have advanced analysis tools such as ANSYS Structural to optimise and verify vessels, mechanisms and structures. Where appropriate Navisworks is used to collaborate with other 3D CAD formats.

All design work is carefully project managed to ensure that design objectives are fully satisfied, our client is kept up to date with progress and any issues which may arise, and work is completed to an agreed schedule. A chartered engineer verifies all design output and is always on hand to offer advice where necessary.


The specific services we provide include;

  • Site surveying
  • Method statements
  • Risk assessments
  • Layouts
  • Detailed drawings
  • Structural analysis
  • Documentation
  • Compliance verification


 Engineering Drawings and Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Working mostly in Autodesk inventor or Solidworks, we provide draughting and CAD engineering services. Gatehouse design can deliver accurate and reliable drawings and 3D CAD models, from single components to complex assemblies. Where future design parameters are not fixed, we can offer parametric design of parts and assemblies.

All design output is thoroughly checked by a qualified engineer to ensure accuracy and compliance with agreed specifications.

ANSYS Finite Element Analysis

ANSYS Structural analysis enables us to solve complex structural engineering problems and better, faster decisions. ANSYS finite element analysis (FEA) can be used to help optimise the strength and performance of components and verify that parts meet requirements in a number of conditions. ANSYS can reduce dependency on physical testing and lead to lighter most cost-effective solutions.

ANSYS Finite Element Analysis

Design Consultancy

We offer a design consultancy service for companies wishing to overcome specific design related problems or bottlenecks. Our managing director, Peter Slee-Smith has more than 20 years’ senior management experience working with some the countries leading companies. We work with senior management to agree change objectives and to implement solutions to specific problems.