Structural Surveys, Design & Calculations

Structural Design & Calculations

If you are making significant alterations or extensions to your property, you are likely to need to install supporting beams (usually RSJs) and connections between new and old beams.

Professional calculations of beam, padstone and column requirements by a chartered struc-tural engineer not only ensure that your property remains structurally sound, they are also needed for getting Building Regulation approval.

Our structural engineers have decades of experience in carrying out beam calculations and design for RSJs, wind posts, structural ridges and other beams for all types of property alter-ation, including removal of load-bearing walls, property extensions, loft conversions and in-stallation of bi-fold doors.

Our engineers will always visit site ensuring that the most suitable beam is designed the first time. They will check the loadings involved and review the structure of the surrounding build-ing to check its suitability.

Your builders may also need steel fabrication drawings, steel beam splices & connection cal-culations. Our Chartered Engineers will support you with any project, large or small. If re-quired, we can manage the process from start to finish, liaising with builders from concept through to completion.

Our calculations and design notes should be attached to your local authority building regula-tion application. Our service does not end at the point of submission; if your building control officer has any queries about the design, our structural engineers will provide help and ad-vice.

It is of paramount importance that a structure be fully considered in terms of its strength by assessing its weight and use, whilst also looking at cost, deflection and stability. The engineer should give due consideration to economy, optimum size of beams and other essential structural supports, thus ensuring these are correctly contained within the proposed architectural arrangement.

Structural Survey Reports

A Structural Survey Report is also referred to as an Engineer’s Report, a Structural Engineer’s Report, or a Structural Survey.

There are two main types of Structural Report, both of which we can cater for:

Specific Structural Inspection – often a surveyor or valuer carries out a survey on a property and identifies a structural defect/problem.

Our Engineer will provide specialist advice for likely causes of the defect, and also offer advice on any necessary remedial works. Common defects include:


Cracks forming in walls

Damage caused by removed walls

Roof structure alterations

Absence/inadequacies of lintels

Bulging walls

Foundation undermining

General Structural Inspection…rather than focusing on a specific defect, our Engineer will carry out an inspection of all load-bearing elements of the property. Also taken into consideration will be the surrounding site and any other factors which could impact on the overall stability of the structure.

Our reports will be carried out by a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer with extensive experience of Structural Reports in the Greater Manchester area.

We offer different types of inspections depending on your specific needs.

We can give you a price with no hidden extras.

We can give additional Structural advice if required.