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Structural Design

We are a firm of structural engineers that provide a design service for home owners and commercial property owners. We have a wealth of experience in providing specialist support to both residential and commercial clients. Anderson Consulting Engineers design services offer structural engineering drawings and calculations in order to obtain building regulations approval for residential and commercial projects.

Structural Design Services

We specialise in providing structural designs for the following types of projects:

Residential Conversions

  • Internal residential wall knock-throughs
  • Loft conversions
  • House extensions
  • Basements

Send in your plans and we will provide you with a fixed price for carrying out the necessary structural design work. All our design work and advice is covered by comprehensive professional indemnity insurance for your protection and peace of mind. We can carry out stability checks, frame design, stair structure calculations and basement designs. To obtain a cost for carrying out the necessary structural calculations please send your architectural drawings to info@andersoneg.co.uk

About Structural Design

Structural design is the methodical investigation of the stability, strength and rigidity of structures. The basic objective in structural analysis and design is to produce a structure capable of resisting all applied loads without failure during its design life.

Basis of structural design
Structural analysis and design calculations are carried out in accordance with British and European Standards and Codes of Practice.
Typically these would be:

  • British Standards
  • BS6399 Loadings for Buildings
  • BS5950 Structural use of steelwork in building
  • BS8110 Structural use of concrete
  • BS5628 Code of practice for the use of masonry
  • BS5268 Structural use of timber
  • BS8002 Earth retaining structures
  • BS8004 Foundations

Retaining Wall

£280/+ VAT
  • Structural Calculations and Details for:
  • Retaining Wall
  • Plus Sketch

Full Domestic Refurbishment

£3,600/+ VAT
  • Full Domestic Refurbishment
  • Removal of internal load bearing walls
  • Side and Rear Extension

What is generally included in our designs

Structural calculations for the items agreed in our quotation or confirmation. A layout drawing showing the general location of any beams, padstones, piers, columns and foundations. The section size, dimensions and depth of structural members. Details of beam to beam connections, beam to column connections where required or the loads at steel connections to allow the fabricator to design the connections.

We will consider elements of structure covered by building regulations Approved Document A – Structure and included within the services listed on our quotation. We produce details on CAD and require a copy of the architectural drawings in dwg or dxf format for us to overlay our information. The link below provides a comprehensive guide to structutal design https://andersoneg.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Structural-Design-Info-Sheet-1.pdf.

What is generally excluded

Setting out dimensions and lengths of members for fabrication or manufacture. Dealing with party wall matters or agreeing position of party walls or boundaries. Design of staircase, handrails and barriers unless specifically included in the scope of work agreed. Design of precast concrete, roof trusses, glass structures or items of specialist manufacture.

Detailing and design of piled or reinforced foundations. If no site specific ground investigation is provided then an assumed bearing pressure will be used and will need to be confirmed when construction starts on site. Dimensional survey of the site or existing building. Where architectural drawings or other information is provided dimensions will be taken from them or scaled from.

Temporary works design. The design of temporary supports to allow the permanent works to be installed is normally carried out by the contractor. We are able to carry this out is requested and agreed separately to the design of the permanent works.