Principal Designer & CDM Regulations

The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 aims to improve health and safety in the construction industry.

The regulations are often referred to as the CDM Regulations, and are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of building projects.

CDM applies to all building and construction work and includes new-build, demolition, refurbishment, extensions, conversions, repair and maintenance.

Under the regulations, a Client must appoint a Principal Designer to plan, manage and monitor the pre-construction phase and coordinate matters relating to health and safety during the pre-construction phase to ensure that the project is carried out without risks to health and safety.

We at Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors regularly undertake the role of Principal Designer/CDM Advisor and we possess the skills, knowledge, experience and organisational capacity related to health and safety in construction. We will advise the Client from the outset, to ensure that the Client fully complies with their obligations under the Regulations.

The role of Principal Designer replaces the former role of CDM Coordinator, which Lea Hough frequently undertook in relation to the CDM 2007 Regulations, which have now been superseded by the current version of the CDM Regulations came into force in 2015.

We have extensive experience, having provided CDM advice in relation to a wide range of properties and projects and having been familiar with CDM since the regulations were first introduced in 1994.

We perform the role of Principal Designer / CDM Advisor for clients from all sectors, including commercial property, schools, care homes, churches and housing associations, etc., in relation to all types of projects from repairs, refurbishments and new-build schemes.

Key Contact:
Paul Dignan
Partner - Chartered Building Surveyor
01254 260196
Paul Dignant

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Preston Office
Telephone: 01772 458866
Blackburn Office
Telephone: 01254 260196
Clitheroe Office
Telephone: 01200 320040
Lancaster Office
Telephone: 01524 899850
Manchester Office
Telephone: 0161 265 0070
Lea Hough is a trading name of Lea Hough & Co LLP, which is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales under partnership number OC306054.
Registered Office: Oakshaw House, 2 Capricorn Park, Blakewater Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5QR