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Why use a Structural Engineer?

Structural Engineers have expertise in the structure of buildings (walls, beams, foundations etc.).  They provide independent professional services including the inspection of specific problems with existing buildings and/or foundations and also provide advice in relation to structural alterations and extensions.

For example, if you are proposing to alter or extend your property a Structural Engineer will prepare the structural calculations for the beams required.  A Structural Engineer will work closely with your architect and/or builder to ensure that the alterations meet local authority requirements.

How do I choose a Structural Engineer?

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1. Check whether the person is a Chartered Structural Engineer and registered with the Engineering Council.  Not all who call themselves a "structural engineer" are Chartered and have passed the Institution of Structural Engineers exams. Chartered Structural Engineers will have MIStructE and CEng after their name.

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2. Check whether the person/company is properly insured. This means that they hold Professional Indemnity insurance to cover their liability if things go wrong.

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What qualifications and experience do Structural Solutions have?

Structural inspections and design calculations are undertaken by Adrian Clarke BSc(Hons) MIStructE CEng.  Adrian Clarke is a Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (MIStructE) and a Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council (CEng).  Adrian Clarke has over 20 years experience as a Chartered Structural Engineer.  He carries out structural inspections for householders, insurance companies and commercial building owners.

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Subsidence Solutions has full Professional Indemnity insurance to £500,000 and Public Liability insurance cover up to £2,000,000.

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How can Structural Solutions help me?

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If you believe a Structural Engineer can help, simply contact Adrian Clarke BSc(Hons) CEng MIStructE on 01582 768960 or on mobile 07985 526733 and discuss your requirements, without obligation.  He will advise you of what is involved and the options available.  Alternatively outline your requirements in an e-mail to adrian.clarke@clara.co.uk .

How much will it cost?

A fee quotation will generally be provided over the phone for free and confirmed in writing if acceptable, or by return e-mail.

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