About Us

A little about our history.

Norder was founded in 1975 with a clear aim of providing agile, high quality, independent engineering consultancy services readily adaptable to client needs. From the start, we have always believed in providing a more personal approach, through a combination of innovation and collaboration. Over the years, our commitment to maintaining strong and healthy relationships by providing sound engineering and architecture solutions while embracing innovative new methods has been a key factor in the growth of both our business and our reputation.

It’s the reason why our relationships we build, like the solutions we provide, tend to be long standing.

Since our formation in 1975, we have grown steadily under the guidance of our six Directors, all of whom are Chartered Engineers or Chartered Architects. Together we have built a formidable track record of handling both high profile and niche projects across the UK, USA, Middle East and Europe.

Norder at a glance.
A very brief timeline.


From the outset, Norder specialised in industrial engineering.


With health and safety becoming increasingly important in all aspects of construction, we were selected to participate in a key HSE trial. Today, this continues to be a primary focus for us.

Early 2000s

We started providing whole building design services which eventually led to Norder offering full architecture design services while we continued to develop our engineering ability.


We expanded our areas of expertise to include heavy civil engineering and pavement engineering


We continue to develop different sector specialisms and expertise in industrial engineering and architecture and clean room, military and infrastructure design.

Through the past 14 years we have almost tripled in size becoming extensively involved in R&D, successfully developing several specialist products while also expanding into new sectors that include:

  • Forensic engineering & expert witness
  • Building surveying
  • Complex temporary works
  • Military projects
  • Specialist geotechnical

2022 - present day

Fjori joined Norder and brought with them their expertise in aviation, highways, ports and industrial, commercial and logistics.

Our core principles.

Our core principles are the main foundations of our business and have remained largely unchanged for the past 45 years.

Through the services we provide within Norder, we offer complete design solutions reinforced by selective subcontracting to tried and tested partner companies who are true specialists in their fields. As we grow and develop our company as engineers, architects and innovators our core principles will always be:

  • We promise personal director involvement on every project – ensuring design ingenuity & continuity
  • We build our knowledge every day – because we believe it’s better to be informed
  • We are flexible and personable – building strong relationships that last
  • We are outstanding at understanding – listening carefully to design better answers
  • We simplify the complex – solving problems in some of the most problematic sectors
  • We see the world differently – our design vision is driven by insight and experience
  • We have a can-do attitude – which means that no challenge is too challenging
  • We have a controlled maverick approach – we innovate until we find the right solution
  • We are honest and straightforward – working ethically and operating with integrity at all times
  • We always put safety first – because we believe it’s a better world with safety in it