Why do I need a Structural Engineer?
An experienced structural engineer is essential to get the most out of your development, whether it is a house extension, a loft conversion or a house development. Each and every building is unique, hence it is our aim to fully understand the way it can and will work structurally. This requires attention to detail as well as a good knowledge of what is and isn’t possible.
Our goal is to ensure that we have found the most suitable and cost-effective buildable structural design solution to the structural requirements of the building. Using the latest computer technology, our structural engineers working tightly with the project architect, provide structural design solutions for all types of house extensions, loft conversions and full house developments.
Why is my structural design vital?
A successful structural design ensures that the building will safely stand up and be able to function without deflections, which may cause structural fatigue, cracks or failure of fixtures and fittings and what is most important, it may put your family’s life at risk.
The design must account for movements and forces caused by temperature fluctuations, loads, ground condition, existing structure and cracking. It must also ensure that the construction method is practicable within accepted material tolerances. It should allow the architectural design to work, and the mechanical and engineering services (lighting, heating, ventilation, electrical fittings etc) to fit well within the building. Modern structural engineering can be complex and make or break the viability of a development project.
OUR Structural Engineering services include:
- Initial conceptual structural design work,
- Feasibility studies,
- Full detailed structural design in compliance with British Standards and Regulations,
- Calculations and reports,
- Structural calculations for Building Regulation approval,
- Structural engineers detail drawings.
We are equally happy to work alongside your appointed architect or with our own architectural team and designers. Please see the Architecture and Drafting section for more details.