We have a huge amount of residential project experience. We originated from a family construction business and have built our very own extensions and self build so we can offer a sensible and practical service.
Please refer our dedicated Home Owners page for further details.
Structural Investigation / Reporting
We can conduct structural investigations reports on modern or traditional buildings, whether they are residential, commercial or industrial properties. Some of the core structural reporting we carry out are outlined below:
With an increasing proportion of developments occurring on previously developed 'Brownfield Sites' and ever more challenging greenfield sites, there has never been a greater need to carry out adequate site investigations. A well designed site investigation can often lead to project cost savings in the long term by allowing contractors to foresee potential problems.
For small developments on established known ground we are able to carry out trial hole investigation, report findings and propose economical solutions. For more complex sites we are able to arrange specialists able to carry out a wide variety of site investigation techniques including fieldwork and laboratory testing to suit any size of project.
The adoption of the most appropriate and economical foundation is to a significant extent governed by the ground conditions encountered and type of structure to be supported. Our design capability extends from the simplicity of trench fill foundations adjacent tress, through various forms of reinforced concrete rafts/ slabs or ground beams, to the relative complexity of a piled solution or even a basement design.
We are also competent in the various methods of underpinning techniques to stabilise buildings that are suffering effects from differential settlement. Our underpinning designs may take various forms, from traditional mass concrete blocks, mass concrete pad and reinforced concrete beam/ slab, to piled solutions or further specialist techniques.
Reinforced Concrete Design
There are numerous concrete elements across various sectors that we have design experience of. The following list is a selection of the more common concrete elements / structures that we are familiar with. This is whether they are designed as part of a new superstructure or as an individual entity within an existing building:
Reinforcement Bar Detailing & Scheduling
We offer a full Reinforced Concrete detailing and bar scheduling service produced to a high standard in accordance with latest codes of practice by experienced RC Detailers / Draughtsman fully checked by a Chartered Structural Engineer.
Steelwork Element Design
We have significant experience in the structural design of steel superstructures across a wide spectrum of sectors such as Oil & Gas, Power, Petrochemical, Industrial/Commercial, Nuclear, Residential, Retail, Healthcare, Education and Rail. The following list is a selection of the more common steel elements / structures that we are familiar with. This is whether they are designed as part of a new superstructure or as an individual entity within an existing building:
Masonry elements are predominantly associated with the residential sector. Some of the more familiar masonry design activities we are involved with are listed below:
Timber elements are predominantly associated with the residential sector. Some of the more familiar timber design activities we are involved with are listed below:
We are familiar with oak or any other timber species you wish to use in your project.
Structural Calculation Appraisal
We provide an independent structural calculation checking service carried out by experienced Chartered Structural Engineers for local authorities, sole practitioners, Architects and Builders.