I Have A Kitchen I Love, The Whole Family Do – Seriously Can’t Thank Them Enough
MAPL found a solution to holding up our kitchen ceiling that no-one else offered us…they explored other options after multiple companies advised us that we would have to retain this huge 3ft squared pillar, which was currently part of a wall that we were knocking down as part of the kitchen renovation.
John worked with our building team to engineer a crossover of plates in the ceiling, (I’m sure I’m not explaining this correctly) But basically for me, we ended up with a very elegant circular pole of around 5 inches, which was designed to come through our island.. so not only does it hold the ceiling up, it’s also an attractive feature piece.
It was a top class service from the first phone call for help! John came when he said he would, understood the problem and after some investigative work came up with the perfect solution, then worked with our builders to get it all in place.
I had never used a structural engineer before, I always thought they were for big commercial jobs, renovating my kitchen didn’t seem like a big job, but without MAPL’s input I would have ended up spending a lot of money on a kitchen that I would never have been happy with….instead I have a kitchen I love, the whole family do. Seriously can’t thank them enough. I’d recommend them 100%.
Debbie K, Finchampstead
“You did a Fantastic Job! You made sure that we could build our house correctly! The detailed drawings and calculations that Michael Aubrey produced highlighted how incomplete the original package of information had been from the original designer.
I would recommend you to anyone – you really helped us out when we were up against it.
In hindsight we were doing a New Build and it was the first time that we had done anything like this; you trust what people say. I think we did cut corners – we used a designer who wasn’t as expensive as other quotations that we received – but it ended up costing us more money in the long run.
Michael Aubrey did a fantastic job of helping us out and I am very grateful to you”. To read more about Debbie’s project click here
Debbie W, Wokingham
Very Responsive – “I was looking for a site soil survey, foundation and drainage design and through a web search, I found and chose Michael Aubrey Partnership to help with my project. They are a local firm and very responsive with a professional attitude and all at a reasonable price. I have already recommended Michael Aubrey to friends as their credibility and the qualifications of staff made them stand out from the competition. Keep up the high standards!”
Stuart Mitchell, Earley
“Just Superb – I searched on Google and found 4-5 structural engineers in the area. You were the third company I called and you could visit my property quickly, provide a structural report within 2-3 days. You also advised that should my wall be found to not be load bearing, I wouldn’t have to pay the full fee.
We were looking to widen an opening to an existing archway. We didn’t expect what was found, although I was aware we may need an RSJ. It was a very quick turnaround, which meant our stress was reduced and we felt we were really pulled out of a hole.
Michael Aubrey Partnership stood out from their competitors as they were superb throughout the whole process and I was blown away by their help and support. The stress, worry and panic was completely removed when the engineer visited and arrived early and explained everything to my wife very thoroughly and clearly. My initial call to the office was also dealt with superbly.
The whole service was excellent, from the explanations to the speed you helped us, it was just brilliant.
We would recommend Michael Aubrey Partnership, as we received great advice and help from all concerned”.
David Kinch, Bracknell
Professional, Courteous And Helpful “We contacted Michael Aubrey Partnership upon recommendation and were very impressed by their professional, courteous and helpful approach right from the start. Structural engineering can be very technical area, but they made everything very clear so we knew exactly what they would undertake and what documentation we would receive. (more…)
Jason Potter, Finchampstead
No Stress For Me “Michael Aubrey Partnership provided advice and drawings for an internal load bearing wall. Leigh-Ann was most helpful arranging engineer’s visits and keeping me up to date. Michael Aubrey saw the project through from first contact to submitting plans to the council. Most useful when I have a job to go to. The service provided was very transparent and I would certainly recommend Michael Aubrey to colleagues and friends”.
Andy Jones, Woodley
Quick Responses “We chose Michael Aubrey Partnership as they were recommended to us. We were kept well informed, it was painless to get building regulations and we received quick responses to any questions. Michael Aubrey Partnership provided us with the drawings needed to make our kitchen / dining room open plan. A specific feature that we found useful, was the detail provided with the drawings and calculations. We would recommended Michael Aubrey Partnership.”
Simon Watts, Farnborough
Engaged And Understood Our Needs “We chose Michael Aubrey Partnership as we had good references from friends who have used them in the past. We required a full design and planning service and Michael Aubrey really engaged with us to understand our needs. It was really useful to have a home visit as a feasibility study to make sure what we were thinking was practical. It was also really good to have another meeting after the initial designs were produced to refine our requirements. Also the planning appeal was handled efficiently and we had great confidence in the process. We would definitely recommend Michael Aubrey to colleagues and friends.”
Mr and Mrs Portsmouth, Finchampstead
Very High Standard “I would like to say how pleased and impressed I have been, with Leigh-Ann, for the promptness and courtesy of her communications. I am also very pleased and impressed with Oliver, for his professionalism, diligence, meticulous attention to detail and care. Not to mention his courtesy, friendly manner and willingness to discuss the problems I have with my wall. At no point did Oliver appear to be in a hurry to leave and he was very thorough with the whole survey, particularly with regard to finding cracks (through a barrier of dense growth) that I had not seen. These were also the worst cracks. He has produced a very good survey report and in my view is an excellent Engineer and person. My expectations were well exceeded. As I explained to Oliver, during my career as a senior contracts manager in construction (particularly Groundworks latterly) I have been used to communicating with Consultant Engineers on large scale commercial projects around the country, over several decades. I did not know what to expect as a small domestic client, but I am extremely satisfied with the service I have received, from Michael Aubrey Partnership. Oliver went to a great deal of effort. I would be most grateful, if you could forward my comments of appreciation concerning the very high standard of service provided by Michael Aubrey Partnership, to the appropriate senior partner.”
Phillip Byrne, Lower Earley
Swift Service “I found Michael Aubrey Partnership on the Institution of Structural Engineers website and there were good reviews online. They have a professional website and provided good communication and a swift service for our plans to removal internal walls. I would recommend Michael Aubrey Partnership to family and friends.”
Put My Mind At Rest “Michael Aubrey Partnership were recommended to me. They let me know when they could come to see me and kept in touch at all times. John Staves assessed my actual property and put my mind at rest regarding my issues. Michael Aubrey’s Partnership telephone number is now in my contacts and I would recommend them to family and friends.”
Tom Butcher, Slough
Fast Response “I found Michael Aubrey Partnership via a Google search and chose them due to their good reviews and a good response from Leigh-Ann, who was able to quickly provide answers to my questions. I received a fast response to my enquiries, with comprehensive coverage. Michael Aubrey helped me with a subsidence survey and a penetration survey. I found it very useful to be able to make my payment online, rather than by cheque, which would have been inconvenient. I received an excellent service and would recommend Michael Aubrey Partnership.”