An established Architectural Metalwork Design office


We provide a 3D CAD draughting service for the steel fabrication industry, creating General Assembly & Fabrication drawings along with associated BOM's.

Architectural Metalwork

Using Autodesk Advance Steel all types of metalwork can be detailed, from stairs to balustrade, cat ladders and gates. Small to large projects undertaken.

Structural Steel

Using Autodesk Advance Steel or Tekla Structures depending on client preference, small to medium sized jobs can be carried out.

Sheet Metal and Glass Cladding

From sheet metal to Glass, soffits and walls, facades and roofs, using Autodesk Advance Steel all types of cladding design and detailing can be accommodated.

Calcs & Surveys

Calculations can be provided for products drawn by us, also surveys can be carried out in the London area, from a simple tape measure to the latest digital 3D scanners.

A design office committed to quality and reliability
Our Works
Long established with experience in Commercial
and Infrastructure sectors
A Few Words about Us

Metal Design Solutions Ltd

We provide a CAD Draughting service, creating General Assembly and Fabrication drawings from an Architects initial design.

As a small design office the majority of design and detailing is carried out by myself - owner of MDS Ltd Alan Ager, with 30 years experience, almost all of which was spent as a contract Draughtsman in the Steel fabrication Industry. In busy periods or for larger projects detailing work can be shared with a couple of reliable external draughtsmen.

The office base is in Central London, but serving Steel Fabrication companies from all over the UK in various sectors from commercial and rail to infrastructure and facades. We concentrate on a quality service drawing upon many years in the industry, with a priority of getting projects correct at the design stage and preventing remedial work at later stages of the 'Design, Build and Install' process delivered by the client.

British Standards

All relevant documents on file with extensive “On site” experience.


We run a variety of software tailored for the steel industry.


Current legislation adhered to, full Level 2 compliancy.


Customised bills of materials, NC & DXF’s issued with fabrication packs.



Tel: 020 3239 0032

Address: 20-22 Wenlock Road, London N1 7GU