We were appointed to act as consulting structural engineers for this large two storey side and rear extension, which required a completely new cut roof to wrap over both the existing and new parts. We managed to save on several beams that the architectural consultant had feared may be required by making use of more convenient floor joist spans and adopting structural timber stud walls supported from timber floor joists.
Cedar Lodge, Winchester
We worked with the Architect to design this bespoke steel framed house; the brief was for large glazed screens with a minimum structural intrusion and elsewhere timber stud infill walls. We modelled the 3D frame in Masterseries to ensure that we developed an effective and efficient structural frame. Drawings were prepared by taking the Architects Vectorworks drawings and augmenting them in our own copy of Vectorworks; a learning experience as we usually use AutoCAD.
Beechwood Close, Chandlers Ford
The existing house was a bungalow with a small non-compliant partially converted attic space, all on sloping site; this being very much lower to the rear. Working with the Architect, the Client wished to have a large partially below ground level rear extension and to create a first floor attic space with a large dormer to the rear which was to extend over the existing single storey side extension. While the formalisation of the loft conversion was reasonably straightforward, it was the below ground level extension to the rear that involved most effort for an effective and efficient solution.