Balcony Repair

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Balcony Repair, Case Study We have recently been working with a local property management company to oversee the balcony repair (design, demolition and build) of twenty two balconies in Berkshire. The development was constructed in 2004/2006. It consists of two and three storey blocks of flats of traditional construction. The balconies are typically 1.3m deep […]

I Do More Than Design Beams!

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I Do More Than Design Beams! In July’s edition of Construction and Civil Engineering Magazine, catch up with our very own Managing Director, John Staves talking about what is a Structural Engineer and why are they so undervalued? Structural Engineers help create record-breaking structures, beautiful structures, useful structures and sometimes just cool structures – anything […]

Structural Assessment Balcony

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Balcony Assessment | Investigation | Drawings & Structural Calculations | Build Do you own, or manage a property with balconies? When was the last time your property had a Structural Assessment? Please contact us today to speak to one of our Chartered Structural Engineers for expert advice. We can; Carry out an initial structural assessment  […]

Structural Engineers Declare

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UK Structural Engineers Declare Climate & Biodiversity Emergency We have just signed up to this – it’s sensible approach to doing what we can as Structural Engineers to save the planet. We are acknowledging the seriousness of our situation and making a public commitment to positive change. Global Petition It’s a global petition uniting all […]

Planning A House Extension?

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Planning a House Extension? Catch up with this article by our very own Managing Director, John Staves in the Autumn Edition of “Your Build” Magazine. Extension Essentials If you’re planning to extend your home, there are a few essential steps to keep in mind.  John M Staves, Fellow and Vice President at the Institution of […]

Buying A House?

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Buying A House One of my guilty pleasures is watching Channel 4’s Location, Location, Location. We all have this idea in our head of our “ideal” home. So when we are looking at buying a house we are mentally running through this checklist in our heads. What Happens When You’ve Found Your “Nearly” Ideal House? […]

Raising Money for Action Medical Research

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On 18 September 2019 our Managing Director, John Staves is heading to the Battlefields of France cycling 326 miles in 4 days helping to raise money in aid of Action Medical Research. The team will be riding through the leafy lanes of southeast England before crossing the Channel and riding through northern France, tracing some […]

Structural Engineering – Spotlight on Becoming A Chartered Engineer

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Today I’m talking to Andrew Wiggett, one of our latest Structural Engineers to pass his Chartered exams. Why Did You Choose To Study Structural Engineering? When I was a school I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I choose the A levels that were interesting and “do-able” – Maths, further maths and physics […]

Extension Planning

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Extension Planning? Catch up with this article by our very own Managing Director, John Staves in the Refurbishment and Renovation News. Extension Planning Property extensions are one of the most common structural improvements undertaken by homeowners, increasing floor space and adding value. To put it into perspective, in 2018, insurer Hiscox identified a significant increase […]

Becoming A Chartered Structural Engineer

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Why Did You Choose To Go Into Engineering? When I left school, wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, so I did a one year course in public services to improve my English. Then I wanted to do something more practical, so I completed a two year BTEC in Manufacturing Engineering, obtaining three Distinctions. It […]

How To Sell A Property Quickly!

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Do you know a fast way for buyers to realise the potential of a property? Encourage them to take advantage of our “Pre-Purchase Feasibility” Meeting – so they can make an offer! Where Are All the Buyers? The latest Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) shows average stock levels on estate agents’ […]

Planning An Extension

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A Clear Project Plan The decision to extend your property should not be taken lightly.  Especially if you are altering your home.  It will be inconvenient, messy and disruptive to normal family life.  And that is if the project is well executed.  A clear project plan is essential. It is important that you get your […]