Mewies Design Ltd is an innovative design and development company based in Warlingham, Surrey.
We offer CAD and engineering services, from concept through to detail design using a hands-on approach. From structural building projects to niche product design, our mission is to turn our customers ideas into practical engineered design solutions.
Chris Mewies founded the company in 2014 whist working as contract design engineer. Initially wanting to provide a full design and make service Chris rented an unused corner of an old industrial unit and set up a small workshop allowing him to make parts he had designed for customer projects. Through word of mouth and a bit of luck, this led onto a steady stream of work and he becoming busy enough for it to become a full-time job.
Over the past 5 years in business Chris successfully designed and delivered all sorts of projects such as staircase designs, furniture, exhibition stands, plans for domestic building projects, artworks and specialist equipment, even a tree house for the National Trust.
As a design engineer, Chris has gained a wealth of experience from a varied and fast paced career. Always looking for new design challenges, Chris began his career as a HVAC engineer and electrician, his hunger for knowledge led him to undertake a degree in Motorsport Engineering. After graduation, Chris landed a job as junior design engineer, where he developed his design & software skills. Once trained Chris worked in industry as a contact designer in several roles over the next 6 years, working on designs for Ultra high vacuum equipment, radiation detection devices, consumer goods & Vehicle simulation hardware.
As the business began to grow, Chris expanded the workshops and became heavily involved in design and general fabrication projects. Physically delivering several engineered prototypes, welded fabrications and structures. Whilst this was great practical experience and very rewarding, projects were often very stressful and difficult to manage as the sole employee.
Chris made the decision to reduce his fabrication facilities, focusing on his core skills as a design engineer. Able to apply these past practical experiences to design solutions gives him the edge over designers without such an in-depth practical knowledge.
Still retaining a small prototyping workshop for specialist prototypes and development work, Chris now shares the work-space with several other small businesses. Working closely with these in-house partners, allows Chris to focus on delivering exciting design solutions, and with his network on hand to bounce ideas off or to fabricate projects when needed.
Who we serve
We work with artists, architects, domestic clients, engineers, fabricators and all sorts of commercial customers.
What we offer
Primarily we offer CAD and engineering services, from concept through to detail design. People come to us from all sorts of backgrounds, sometimes with a simple sketch for an idea or sometimes with a problem on an existing design. Our mission is to turn our customers ideas into practical engineered design solutions.
We gained ISO 9001 certification in July 2018 and aim to offer a professional and complete service.