Evan’s Consulting Engineers Limited is a privately owned multi-disciplinary Consultancy, with strong prominence in Specialist Civils, Bridge & Viaduct, Geotechnical, Industrial, Residential and Temporary Works design services for both the Public Sector like Highways England and Network Rail and the Private Sector like developers but also individual domestic property owners, like house extensions.
As a design consultancy we get involved from a small structural residential building inspections and openings to load bearing walls to multi-span viaduct designs.
It is the duty of every qualified structural engineer to review the possible hazards and assess the risks associated with any design under the Construction (Design and Management) CDM 2015 regulations.
Hence, we don't provide quotes on Bark, or respond to cold requests without full description of what it is you require and contact details. Alternatively, contact us directly on the contact details on the left hand side.
Please familiarise yourselves with your duties as a domestic client under these regulations below, which is the law and make sure your contractors are aware and competent with these regulations :
Site visits are charged at £500 day. Domestic residential property advisory site visits are charged at £100 per visit within a 50 mile radius from either Birmingham or Redditch. For site visits outside the 50 mile radius we may have to charge extra for commuting.
All property extensions and most architectural and planning proposals queries will require a site visit from one of our engineers to verify the specific property details and requirements.
Structural calculations to building regulations may not require site visits if architectural plans indicating proposed locations of required structural members are available.
For most opening creation queries to load bearing walls, a site visit will be required. Openings to load bearings walls are not as simple as one may think. Building control don't have the time to inspect every design and more times than none they just look at the span arrangements and load details and accept the design. However the complexity many times is with and perhaps not limited to:
1. With hidden critical elements;
2. Load bearing wall materials and quality;
3. Serviceability requirements of any new load bearing beams;
4. Appropriate fixing and bearing of the beams to the cut walls;
5. Actual loads on beam which some times may be carrying roof loads not obvious to the naked eye;
6. Ground conditions;
7. New foundation requirements as the loads may now be concentrated over a shorter foundation length;
8. Possible need of a portal structure;
9. Temporary shoring requirements;
10. Bearing of any temporary shoring;
Please contact us via email or contact number on the left and describe the issues, so we can arrange a site visit and assess what needs doing?
3 customer reviews
Gross error of judgement on my part to continue with this company after the first "good" encounter.
I will not be using this company again.
Very professional and timely service in a complex difficult situation which is on going. It is reassuring to know there are still professionals like this company who can deal with these matters. They offer a multi discipliniary service for the issues as they progress. Highly recommended. More...
Good professional service . Would recommend