We offer structural advice on matters ranging from listed buildings, general building alterations and extensions though to new multi-storey buildings including residential, commercial constructions of timber, masonry, steel and concrete. We are experienced in the structural design of matters to comply with the requirements of disproportionate collapse.We are blessed to work with many builder who routinely insists that we are appointed before they quote because they strongly appreciate our comprehensive and thorough drawings and details.
Buildings that change ownership are often subject to a Surveyors', other Valuation Report [or similar due diligence appraisal], particularly for mortgage purposes; these reports are usually referred to as Valuation Surveys or Home Buyers Surveys / Reports; such reports are also also usually required for re-mortgage/re-financing purposes. Some Surveyors offer structural reports, which is often a misnomer because a Surveyors report tends to focus on the superficial building fabric, rather than appraising the real structural integrity of the property; which is generally our main focus of attention. Where the Surveyor has structural concerns or identifies structural defects they tend to advise that a Structural Report is required by a Chartered Structural Engineer; we are then engaged to comment and advise.When you want a structural opinion on structural matters, it is best to instruct Chartered Structural Engineers like Rivergate Consultants Ltd.
Party Wall Surveyors
The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 makes provision in respect of party walls, and excavation and construction in proximity to certain buildings or structures; and for connected purposes.The Act provides owners of buildings with rights and obligations to other owners.The approach encompasses the requirement to serve appropriate notices and counter notices, issuing of appropriate consents in particular circumstances, appointment and duties of surveyors to determine disputes in accordance with the Act procedures, and matters of compensation etc.