Property|Structural engineering

Concrete vs Brick Houses

Concrete and bricks are two predominant materials used throughout construction work. Their unique characteristics help to tailor them to suit certain projects. Here, we explore and compare the individual qualities. If you require support throughout your construction or renovation project, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team. Here at...

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How to Successfully Manage a Site

As experienced structural engineers and chartered surveyors in Cornwall and Devon, we are no stranger to construction sites. To ensure your project is a success, proper site management will be essential. Successful site managers guarantee that the project is kept within budget, on schedule and in accordance with the relevant codes and...

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How to Avoid Structural Damp

The severity of structural damp can vary. However, its presence is unwanted and, in some circumstances, can cause severe problems to the structural integrity of your home. Before you reach crisis level however, there are several steps you can take to reduce damp and prevent it from happening again. Please...

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Building Activity Slows Down Heading into 2019

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label="row"] [et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"]Construction has always been an important industry in the UK. Where on average 13% of people in the UK are self-employed, in the construction sector that number skyrockets up to roughly 37% depending on how you calculate the figure. Partly because of the high number of...

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Roof Spread: What is it, How to Avoid it and How to Correct it

Of all structural problems that can affect a house, roof spread is one of the most visible, particularly with traditional-style buildings. Many roofs of historic buildings have spread at some stage, and can often be left alone and monitored, with no remedial work required unless progressive movement is observed. However in...

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