Carter Design Group (CDG) provide specialist design and technical support to the R G Carter Group, from our offices in Attleborough and King’s Lynn. We combine a friendly, traditional approach with a passion for quality and innovation. Our values are based upon honestytrust, and the development of long-term relationships.

Working nationally with our R G Carter Construction businesses, we draw upon extensive in-house Group specialist expertise to provide fully coordinated design solutions that offer best value to our clients. Our work spans all construction sectors, with our multi-disciplinary team able to deliver a truly cohesive ‘design lead’ service through early contractor engagement, to de-risk projects from the ground up.  In addition to traditional design services, we provide design peer reviews, specialist investigations and testing, site technical support, and materials engineering. Working with consultant design partners we can be a catalyst to successful, efficient project delivery.

As experienced ‘Contractors Designers’ we have the necessary level of design and construction knowledge, to interrogate and coordinate design input and consequential design output. Every project is different, and it is vitally important that potential issues, technical or otherwise, are identified and resolved at an early stage. Our team understands this and will on your behalf ensure the design is developed and coordinated to achieve a technically compliant, cost-effective project.

Our Services & Skills

CDG has been an integral part of the R G Carter Group for over forty years. We work alongside Group Construction Companies providing a design and co-ordination service across Architectural & Engineering disciplines, utilising our design ability and technical knowledge across a wide range of projects.


We are able to assist in the initial production of conceptual design information, either traditional pencil sketch or 2D and 3D visualisation.

In addition we undertake and co-ordinate all aspects of Site Feasibility and Planning works, including, pre-development assessments, desk top studies, ground and services investigations along with the production of Planning Statements, Masterplans, Drainage Strategies and Flood Risk Assessments.

We are able to offer advice and support at pre-planning stages to help ensure that best value solutions are put forward to the relevant authorities at this critical project milestone.


Our experienced team have the capability to interrogate the Employer’s requirements and identify key areas of risk and opportunity, developing:

  • Compliant Design Alternatives – Alternative materials, specifications and systems
  • Alternative Design Solutions – True value engineered solutions and appropriate technical justification
  • Risk Mitigation Recommendations
  • Technical Compliance Reviews – Piling, structural frame, cladding, rainwater systems, ground improvement, contamination remediation, etc
  • Ground Investigation scoping and technical reviews
  • Planning process Support/Coordination
  • M&E Reviews and Coordination
  • Energy Assessment Advice and Reviews
  • Compliance Checking – Planning, Building Regulations and Fire Authority Compliance


  • Working Design & Coordination – Full scope of Architectural and Engineering Design Services.
  • Supporting the Novated Design Team and Construction Teams – Design coordination, support and peer reviews.
  • Temporary Works Designs and Technical Appraisals. Crane Bases, Mats, Hoardings, Scaffold Design Checks.


Our Team provides additional technical and quality control assistance working with the construction teams to ensure a robust technically compliant project is delivered.

Our services include the following;

  • Construction & Materials Engineering.
  • Technical reviews and appraisals of subcontractor submissions at all stages.
  • Onsite Technical reviews.
  • General Technical Guidance.
  • Materials Inspection & Reporting.
  • Materials specification guidance.
  • Monitoring & assistance with complex concrete works.


The application of BIM on projects provides a collaborative environment in which all aspects of project delivery can be enhanced through the management of an information model.

Within our management system, we have integrated BIM processes and procedures which have been certified by BSI in compliance with current BIM Level 2 Standards. With our BIM trained staff and core team of specialists, our clients can be confident that each project can take full advantage of all aspects of BIM delivery.