Home improvement

Using a Structural Engineer for your Building Alterations

With so many people choosing to improve their homes and bring them up to date, homeowners must bring on the services of a fully qualified structural engineer to make sure that any planned refurbishment works are safe and effective and comply with building regulations.

Many older houses may still have chimney breasts that owners would like removed to open up their living space. However, taking out a chimney breast isn’t as straightforward as most people think. Quite often the chimney forms part of the internal structural support and removing it without due care and attention may compromise the structural integrity of your home.

Other building alteration works can also be problematic if not done correctly, including knocking two rooms into one, moving a staircase or removing hallway walls to increase floor space, especially when it involves removing or altering a supporting wall. 

How GL Design Services can help you

You can use our structural engineering services to calculate and produce building alteration plans that you can submit to local building control authorities and will meet all your building regulations compliance requirements.

We are a team of fully qualified and experience structural and civil engineers with many years of experience helping homeowners in South London to transform their homes and improve their living spaces. 

We will design and plan your refurbishment work and include all structural materials you need for:

  • Foundation and retaining wall design
  • House extension structural design
  • Home structural alterations
  • Loft/garage conversion structural design
  • New builds structural design
  • Steel connections designs
  • Structural openings RSJ design

We offer flexible structural design services that can fit around your schedule. All of our quotations are completely transparent and highly detailed so you can see how everything has been calculated.

Our team of experienced structural engineers will work closely with you to fully understand your needs and will always keep practicality in mind when working on your plans. We can even recommend a team of local contractors that we work with often and highly trust to complete your renovation project to the letter. 

Adding balance and value to your home 

We understand that the best way to move forward with home alterations is to add balance to your home that improves your home and how you live in it, but will also add value to your home should you ever decide to sell up and move in the future.

Adding home improvements like opening up the layout and making better use of the available space within your home will allow your family to enjoy their environment better, but will also be making it incredibly livable for future occupants.

You can give your home the upgrade it deserves while increasing its value at the same time. 

To find out how your home can be improved you can start your journey with us at GL Design Services. Do not hesitate to contact our friendly team to discuss your need and share your thoughts about your home refurbishment plans. We are here to help!