Consulting Structural Engineers in Newcastle

From our office in Newcastle, The Home Engineers provide domestic structural engineering services throughout the city and the surrounding area.

Local Newscastle Engineering Services

House Alterations

Professional structural engineering services encompass extensions, loft conversions, and structural modifications across large-scale housing developments and smaller independent renovations for homeowners, architects, developers, and independent contractors.

Our qualified engineers boast over a decade of experience delivering house solutions, prioritising safety, functionality, and aesthetic appeal to ensure a seamless project from conception to completion.

Structural engineering surveys and reports

Detailed surveys or reports assessing a property’s structural integrity for mortgage valuations, planning purposes, class Q conversions under Permitted Development, or even to provide reassurance throughout any repair works.

Carried out by our experienced, professionally qualified structural who conduct assessments to only the highest standards, enabling a straightforward submission to surveyors, banks and insurers.

Civil and Structural Engineering Designs

Comprehensive design solutions covering commercial and residential projects, including housing developments, bespoke new-builds, and barn conversions. We specialise in design elements and frames across timber, steel, concrete, and masonry, whether it’s retaining walls, steel connections, temporary works, chimney support, foundation design, or even more historic structures.

Our proficient engineers with extensive structural design experience prioritise innovation, sustainability, and compliance with industry standards to deliver high-quality projects for homeowners, architects, developers, and contractors.

Pre- & Post-Planning Civil Engineering Services

Comprehensive engineering assessments and reports tailored for both pre- and post-planning stages, including feasibility appraisals, flood risk assessment (FRA) reports, drainage strategy (DS) reports, and design solutions for foul and surface water drainage, as well as sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) design and flood alleviation schemes.

Our seasoned civil and structural engineers ensure meticulous attention to detail and adherence to regulatory compliance standards. We cater to the needs of architects, developers, and planning authorities, providing the peace of mind that your project is on track for success within our capable hands.

About Our Structural Engineer in Newcastle

Shaun boasts over 13 years of proficiency in civil and structural engineering, complemented by expanding experience in the oil and gas sector.

Shaun’s expertise spans managing and delivering solutions for housing developments, industrial units, listed building refurbishments, and brownfield offshore oil rig alterations.

With experience spanning commercial and domestic projects across the UK, coupled with an ONC in Engineering and a First-Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering, he is well positioned to manage any project The Home Engineers takes on.

Do I need a site visit?

If an architect or designer has provided clear plans, simple alterations can often be undertaken without a site visit saving you money.

If plans are not provided or if the design is complex, a site visit is usually recommended although this is project dependent.

Do I need a structural engineer?

If you are carrying out a home extension, loft conversion or are removing walls from your home, the chances are that you will require a structural engineer. Works such as these require you to notify your local building control team who may require structural calculations before works can be signed off.

Do you draw up plans for my house?

The architect or surveyor normally draws up the plans. Where an architect or surveyor is unable to draw up the plans or full plans are not required, we can undertake a measured survey sufficient to carry out the structural design.

How long will the design/drawings/calculations take?

Following receipt of all the relevant information, we typically aim to turn around works within 1-2 weeks. However, this is very dependent on how busy we are and the size of the project. Smaller jobs, even with a site visit can often be completed in a week or less.

How much do you charge for a simple steel beam design?

Providing a set cost for a beam design can be difficult. A steel beam design often involves additional checks to the masonry bearings, wall panels and foundations. Therefore, each project is priced specifically to suit project requirements.

I have been told I need a structural engineer, but I cannot adequately describe the issue. Can you take a look?

Often, a building inspector or other professional may use complicated terms to describe a structural defect meaning it is difficult to clearly relay that information over the phone or via email. In these cases, we would recommend that a site visit be undertaken for a small fee to review the defect and discuss the best way to resolve the issue.

I need a structural engineer urgently – can you help?

Please contact us and we will see what we can do. Even whilst busy, we try to allocate time to administrative works, training, and CPD. If required, we may be able to allocate some of this time to your project.

My mortgage company requires a structural inspection before we buy our property. Can you do this?

We regularly undertake structural surveys in response to a property valuation survey. Our inspections are undertaken by an experienced structural engineer and all reports that are to be submitted to a bank or building society are reviewed and signed off by our Chartered Structural Engineer.

What type of clients do you work with?

We typically work with a wide range of clients from domestic clients, builders, developers, architects and surveyors.

Testimonials

My architectural design practice has worked with Shaun and the team for the past 6 years. Their work is always first class with drawings and calculations delivered in a timely manner. I highly recommend their services.

Paul Bell

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