Cheap Planning Drawings, A Great Idea?

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Everyone Likes A Bargain – Right? Are you looking for someone to produce cheap Planning Drawings and Building Regulations drawings? After all, it’s human nature to want to shop around for the best price. As Structural Engineers we are often asked to quote for our services from Building Regulation drawings and sometimes Planning drawings. This […]

5 Ways to Create A Home Office

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How Has Lockdown Been For You? Most people we have spoken to have continued working during lockdown, albeit from home, with a few commenting about the difficulties of trying to work from home without a dedicated home office area. FACT: Open Plan Isn’t Great When You’re Trying To Work From Home! Ironically over the past […]

Oil Spill? Specialist Structural Engineering Support

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Oil Spills Today I’m talking to Oliver Goodyear, Senior Structural Engineer about the specialist structural surveys that Michael Aubrey Partnership carry out on properties that have had oil leaks. What Type Of Properties Do You Attend? “Mainly residential properties, although last month I attended a public house that had an oil spill. Do You Work […]

ESTC 6 – Ammunition Inspections


Today I’m talking to John Staves about the specialist surveys that Michael Aubrey Partnership carry out on Ammunition stores on behalf of The Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Royal Engineers (RE) Our inspections are part of a larger process and form a key part of the licencing of these facilities. They are under a […]

Homebuilding & Renovating launches Virtual Summer Event!


This year we are partnering with the Homebuilding & Renovating Show as they launch their Virtual Summer event  Don’t miss out on everything you need to keep your project on track.   Taking place over 2 days, on the 24th and 25th July 2020,  everything you need for your home project is just a click away.   […]

The Biggest Lie In “Extension Design” During Covid-19?

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Is that the project that you have been thinking about for months has to go on hold, whilst you wait until the end of lockdown .. grrr! I’m not going to lie, but when we first entered lockdown on 23 March I (naively) thought that we’d be returning to some sort of normality by now. […]

Our Door May be Closed But We’re Here to Help

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You’ve probably had more than enough COVID-19 updates from random companies, but I thought it important to keep you informed of Michael Aubrey’s plans to support you through this difficult period. We have team members working remotely. All of our systems are cloud based, so we are continuing as normal, although with reduced team numbers. […]

ISO 9001 Audit Passed For The 13th Year Running!

Unlucky for some, but we are thrilled to have successfully passed our ISO 9001 audit on 19 February 2020 for the thirteenth year in a row! Previously accredited by ACS Registrars, they have recently been acquired by the British Assessment Bureau. We look forward to working with them in the future. Not only did we […]

Signs Of Subsidence – What Are They?


Today I’m talking to John Staves, Chartered Structural Engineer about the increasing number of insurance claims for subsidence. 2018 saw a dramatic rise in the cases of subsidence as the UK experienced recording breaking dry weather. John, What Has Been Your Experience of Subsidence? Since mid 2018 enquiries in our office relating to “cracks in […]

Homebuilding and Renovation Show – FREE Tickets!

Homebuilding and renovating show

In partnership with the Homebuilding and Renovation Show we are delighted to be able to offer you FREE tickets to a weekend of inspiration and expert guidance! Whether you’re planning to build your own house, add a spacious new extension, want to remodel the internal layout or create a stunning kitchen overlooking a landscaped garden, […]

5 Things To Consider When Carrying Out Building Work To Your Home

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Extending your home is probably something that you’ll only do once in your lifetime. Ultimately, you want to make sure that you can build the size of extension that you want, within your budget. Being aware of potential pitfalls and additional costs at the beginning of the process will help you make informed decisions. I’ve […]

Celebrating 25 Years In Business!

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December 2019 marks a milestone for Michael Aubrey Partnership as we celebrate 25 years of delivering innovative design solutions to our Customers. “Over the years our business has evolved into three distinct streams.  Structural Engineering within commercial projects; full range of services for Clients, and Contractors working with other professionals as members of the team […]