Beam Calculations in Devon
If you are making significant alterations or extensions to your property, you are likely to need to install supporting beams (usually RSJs/I-beams) and connections between new and old beams. Whether you are knocking down walls, opening up a kitchen, removing a chimney breast or changing the layout of your home, Devon Surveyors Network can tell you which structures are load-bearing and what structural supports need to be put in place. If you are looking into carrying out a basement, garage or loft conversion, a structural engineer will be needed to provide structural calculations for new floors, roofs and staircases.
Professional calculations of beam, padstone and column requirements by a chartered structural engineer not only ensure that your property remains structurally sound, they are also needed for getting Building Regulation approval from Building Control.
Devon Surveyors Network beam design and calculations Devon
Our structural engineers have decades of experience in carrying out beam calculations in Devon and design for beams for all types of property alteration, including removal of load-bearing walls, property extensions, loft conversions and installation of bi-fold doors. Our work includes design and calculations for steel, timber and concrete, including:
Steel Floor Beams
Steel Ridge Beams
Dormer roof front support beams
Posts and Columns
Structural ridges and more
Devon Surveyors Network work closely with the appointed architects, builders and homeowners to ensure conformity of design.
Our engineers will always visit site ensuring that the most suitable beam is designed the first time. They will check the loadings involved and review the structure of the surrounding building to check its suitability.
Your builders may also need steel fabrication drawings, steel beam splices & connection calculations. Devon Surveyors Network ’ Chartered Engineers will support you with any project, large or small. If required, we can manage the process from start to finish, liaising with builders from concept through to completion.
Our calculations and design notes should be attached to your local authority building regulation application. Our beam calculations service does not end at the point of submission; if your building control officer has any queries about the design, our structural engineers will provide help and advice.
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A beam calculation report typically includes calculations sheets, dead loads, imposed loads and detailed design notes. The report will include information on the British and European safety standards that the calculations adhere to.
If required, our beam calculations reports in Devon will also include detailed fabrication drawings, and tailored notes for you, your builder and your architect.