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Structural Design

We offer a breadth of services and are pleased to provide advice on matters ranging from listed buildings, general building alterations and extensions though to new buildings including residential, commercial  and Multi-Storey constructions of timber, masonry, steel and concrete; including provisions to comply with the requirements of disproportionate collapse in accordance with The Building Regulations. We are blessed to work with many builders who routinely insists that we are appointed before they quote because they very much appreciate our comprehensive and thorough drawings and details.

Structural Surveys

Buildings that change ownership, or are subject to re-mortgage, are often subject to a Surveyors' or other Valuation Reports or similar due diligence, particularly for mortgage purposes; these reports are usually referred to as Valuation Surveys or Home Buyers Reports and sometimes Building Surveys. Such reports are often also required for re-mortgage/re-financing purposes. Some Surveyors offer structural reports, which is often a misnomer because a Surveyor’s report will usually require a Chartered Structural Engineer to be appointed to report on all structural issues and concerns. Sometimes a Building Insurer will require a Structural Survey to confirm the structural condition of the building; often this applied where there have been previous structural repairs that might otherwise increase the Insurers risk at the property. As Structural Engineers, our principal role is to observe, report and advise on structural cracks, distortions and distresses and report on likely causes, risks and where applicable discuss remedial solutions.

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.

Southampton: 023 8098 8018

southampton@rivergate.co.uk

Farnham: 01252 299020

farnham@rivergate.co.uk

Grantham: 01476 848320

grantham@rivergate.co.uk
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