New and self-build Structural Engineers in East London
If you are planning a construct a new build or self-build project, you will need to hire a structural engineer during the planning stages. Early engagement is recommended to ensure you have the right information for your project to move forward smoothly. When it comes to new builds or self-build projects, up to 30% of build costs can be spent on the groundwork, so it is essential that you get the plans right from the start. When you hire East London Structural Engineers (ELSE), we will ensure designs and plans are correctly implemented.
How structural engineers play a part in the design process of new builds
Good structural engineers will work alongside architects – to guide them if there are more efficient ways of creating the structure or building. Our Dagenham structural engineers, are flexible and we always do our upmost to understand the needs of our clients. One of the jobs of a structural consultant is to create a mathematical model, which is a representation of the real-life scenario. They will consider all the factors that could affect the structure of the building, before the actual building work starts.
When should you hire a structural engineer?
The best time to hire structural engineers is during the initial design concept stage. There will be a requirement to hire a structural engineer at some stage, and we recommend making the most of our expertise as early as possible.
Structural engineers for self-build designs
Self-build projects aren’t always traditional in their design and materials choices. East London Structural Engineers are experienced in working with Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), such as light-weight steel frames and timber framed designs. It is often the case that most structural calculations will be unique to the building. Although there are span and loading tables for standard steel lintels and structural timbers such as floor, ceiling and roof joists. Building Control Inspectors will ask to see calculations for anything non-standard when you submit drawings.
When designing your own home, it is important that you engage a structural engineer to ensure your build is structurally sound. This is particularly the case if you are looking to use timber frames, as wood requires complex configurations and detailed calculations.
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Structural engineers for new-build designs
Get in touch with East London Structural Engineers in Dagenham. We can help make your new build go as smoothly as possible, without any compromises to the structure. Give us a call today on 020 8088 3834today to discuss your project, or fill out our contact form.
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