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Structural Alterations

When planning or considering making any structural alteration to your building it is advisable to engage the services of a Structural Engineer. This applies to all structures commercial or residential and whether brick/masonry, steel framed, concrete or timber.

Anybody can knock through or remove walls.  However, how do you know for example whether or not it is a load bearing wall.   A Structural Engineer will be able to carry out an inspection and assess the proposals so to identify whether any additional measures are required 
  • If the wall is load bearing
  • If a support beam required
  • If alterations to foundations are required to support work planned i.e. extensions or loft conversions
  • If modifications to the roof structure are required
Other considerations when making structural alterations to your building are that
  • You may need to apply to your Local Authority for Building Regulation approval
  • You need to ensure your building remains safe during the alteration stage
As experienced Chartered Structural Engineers we can provide services covering the full scope of a scheme from conception through to completion.
  • Visit the site discuss and advise on proposals, carry out a measured survey, produce design drawings and the calculations to go with it
  • Apply on your behalf for Building Regulation approval and any Planning consent that may be required
  • Prepare specifications for the work required, obtain tender prices from known contractors and supervise the works through to completion
 
Examples of projects:
New builds
Extensions
Conversion of basement, garage or loft space
Structural alterations to a property
Retaining walls
Roof modifications
Industrial units
Offices
Sports and Leisure facilities
Swimming pools
 
 
 

 

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5 Chiswick Place
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN21 4NH
Tel: 01323 410478
Fax: 01323 412187
enquiries[at]earsheppard.co.uk

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