Value Engineering (or getting it right first time) is standard in all our work.
Our Structural Engineering solutions have been consistently light and lean. In one
industrial design competition our solution required 330 tonnes of steel; the competition
weighed in at between 440 and 610 tonnes. A sports facility in Milton Keynes was
redesigned saving two thirds of the steel from a leading fabricator’s design, and
saving 75% of the foundation cost. These are not isolated examples.
LEANER GREENER SOLUTIONS
Valuation surveys frequently throw up concerns about aspects of a property that have
been overlooked. Our inspections and reports are almost always successful in removing
the log-jam. Our findings have always been accepted by mortgage lenders, and our
reports are individually written in clear plain English with as little jargon as
Whether you are a householder, an Architect, Surveyor, Estate Manager, Developer,
Builder, Design and Build Contractor, or Lawyer, you might need a Structural Engineer
to assist you from time to time. We have been helping householders and property
professionals to solve difficult problems since 1992.
...is about making buildings stand up and work well in the environment, making infrastructure
work invisibly, and maximising the effectiveness of your investment. A good structural
design should enable the Architect’s vision, whist being modest to the point of
STRUCTURAL AND CIVIL ENGINEERING
We specialise in the conservation, alteration, repair, and remediation of ancient
and historic buildings and monuments. We can offer useful advice about listed building
consent, conservation area consent, repair of defects, and improvements generally.
Past projects include many scheduled national monuments as well as private houses.
We have surveyed the second oldest bridge over the Thames, worked on Church House
Westminster, The RAC Clubhouse in Pall Mall, an Elizabethan manor house in Newport
Pagnell, and many more.
Even on ‘bread and butter’ jobs, steel or concrete sections that are over-sized don’t
add to the success of the building. They just get in the way and cost more. They
use more energy in manufacture and reduce the net lettable area.
Our cost-effective structures increase tender success rates, improve margins, save
on completion time, and reduce site management headaches. And health and safety
are considered integrally with every design decision, resulting in a smoother site
Structural design in all materials - steel, masonry, concrete, glass, aluminium,
Slope stability and retaining walls
Analysis and assessment
Survey and reporting
Appraisal and load capacity assessment
Advice on construction legislation including health and safety, building regulations,
party wall issues, environmental matters