Services

Structural Engineering

We provide structural design services for all building types, our commissions range from domestic extensions to major new developments of framed and multi-storey design.

We are not only involved in the design of new buildings, we are also very experienced in building conservation and historic building refurbishment and repair.

Our services include structural inspections and appraisals of a variety of buildings ranging from houses suspected of subsidence to commercial premises planned for extension and historic buildings in need of repair or refurbishment.

Our design expertise encompasses all conventional construction materials using recognised and advanced techniques.

Materials

Our experience includes:

Steel

Steel frames including braced frames, rigid frames and full portal framed construction. We are also able to prepare simple and rigid steel connection design and detailing.

Reinforced Concrete

Design and detailing of RC frames, walls, suspended slabs, composite slabs, bespoke pre-cast elements, ground bearing slabs, rafts, reinforced concrete basements and foundation structures.

Masonry

Conventional loadbearing masonry walls, piers and panels, also reinforced masonry including cavity reinforced masonry retaining walls.

Timber

All types of timber design including bespoke timber trusses, large span glulaminated timber frames and repairs to historic timber structures.

Civil Engineering

We provide civil engineering design services normally associated with infrastructure to building projects, whether these are new residential developments or commercial projects. Our infrastructure and external works design experience includes:

Drainage design

  • Below ground drainage design for private foul and surface water sewers
  • SUDS 'Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems'
  • Adoptable foul and surface water sewers
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Flood Risk Assessments (FRAs)

Highways Design

  • Adoptable roads and footways
  • Carparks
  • Estate roads
  • Private access drives

Small Projects

For those clients with smaller projects, we offer the same broad range of structural and civil engineering design services as on larger projects. Small projects frequently require attention to detail, a quick response and the ability to deal promptly with unforseen site queries. We pride ourselves on delivering an efficient service.

We pay particular attention to the practicalities of construction by thinking 'how things will actually get built'. Our small project services include:-

  • removal of load-bearing walls
  • structural inspections / reports
  • design of steel beams, frames, lintels, columns
  • design of concrete elements - foundations, lintels, reinforced beams, columns, padstones
  • civil engineering - design of soakaways, below ground drainage, retaining walls