…… 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 being self-effacing.

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.

Our Services

  • House inspections (‘point of sale’ survey)
  • Extensions and alterations – structural design
  • New build design
  • Defect analysis
  • Advice
  • Structural Design
  • Appraisals, inspections and reports
  • Health and Safety
  • Infrastructure design for estate developments
  • Drainage and storm attenuation
  • SUDS design
  • Design and Build support
  • Temporary Works design
  • Claims support
  • Value Engineering
  • Contractor’s designed alternative

We frequently undertake reviews ranging from a sanity check to a full root-and-branch compliance check, independent third party checks, Building Regulation checking for Approved Inspectors, and over-design reviews.

We offer Expert Witness services and support for mediation / arbitration.  We also offer case support for defence against health and safety enforcement action.

House Specialities

Areas where we have particularly strong expertise

Temporary Works

Unlike most firms we embrace Temporary Works design, and we apply our trademark Value Engineering and lateral thinking to it, with health and safety as our primary consideration.

Value Engineering

Achieving the desired result with less time and resources – not reducing the scope or specification.  Our systematic approach has been honed and developed over the last four decades.

Long span steel structures

We have designed roofs supporting multiple travelling cranes and spanning 110m, for manufacturing in the airframe and other high tech businesses.  In a D&B bid for a light aircraft factory our design was the leanest with 330 tonnes of steel; the rest of the field ranged from 440 to 650 tonnes.


We can save time and money on foundation construction.  Time lost in the ground is rarely made up in the following programme so making more space in the programme is often more valuable than the accompanying cost saving.

Principal Designer Duties, and CDM advice

We can offer firm advice based on a close study of the requirements of CDM, and we are happy to undertake Principal Designer Duties.

Survey and appraisal

From house survey reports to load capacity checks on highway bridges or major commercial developments, we undertake surveys and appraisals of all types of structures.

Historic structures

A long held fascinatoin for the craft of the human hand may be the reason we have been favoured with a number of high-profile projects involving listed buildings and scheduled monuments.

Defect analysis

Our focus is getting the correct diagnosis, so that the right prescription can be derived for remediation.

Expert witness services

Andy’s breadth of experience and analytical approach have been well received, and his evidence of opinion has prevailed in every case to date.