New Build Housing Developments
We offer design and detailing of new housing developments ranging from three properties up to 500 homes. This can include private housing, social housing and apartment block developments, from single storey masonry construction up to eight storey concrete frame buildings
New build office and commercial developments
Typically, these developments tend to be steel and concrete framed buildings, with structures either designed as sway or braced frames, allowing for large open floor plans of glazed elevations with minimal structure.
Commercial Structural Surveys
Commercial retail & commercial to residential developments
There is an enormous amount of commercial space now standing empty, and developers across the UK are transforming buildings into apartments or single homes. Generally, with large open areas, the conversion can be straight forward. However, new holes in floor slabs will need to be designed and, if head height allows, new floors installed. In doing so careful consideration needs to be given to the new loads imposed on the existing foundations and if any partial collapse design requirements may apply.
Our commercial development services include site investigation at the conception stage, design and feasibility studies, calculations and certification of work. You can choose for us to be fully involved at every stage or as a guiding voice as and when you need us.
Private house extensions
House Structural Surveys
Beam design for house renovations
Single house self-build projects
We offer two options on self-build projects. We can either provide calculations and hand sketches for your architect, or we can offer a full engineering package for either you or your contractor to use for the build. We’re also happy to talk you through any questions you may have around the principles of engineering in order for you to gain further knowledge of this aspect of your build.
WORKING WITH OPUS
By managing all clients directly, Nick ensures a friendly, professional and bespoke service.
As and when more resource is needed for a project, Nick has the advantage of being able to bring in additional talented sub consultants to provide further support while Nick still oversees the project. This ensures a continued commitment to excellence and the highest quality outcome.
With engineering there are many different solutions to a single problem. If there are different options, we’ll talk you through each one, advising which could be the most cost effective, paving the way for you to make a fully informed decision.