Entries by HLN Group

How to Identify a Load Bearing Wall

  There are many different ways in which you can transform your home, from funky loft conversions to space busting house extensions.  And if you follow our blogs on a regular basis, you’ve probably noticed that we’re big advocates of home improvements.   It turns out we’re not the only ones, either.  Home improvements are […]

Employee Spotlight: Eva and Radina

  The fourth installment of our employee spotlight series, we speak to Radina and Eva about what it’s like to work as an architectural assistant for HLN.   Tell me a bit about yourselves   Eva: “I’m from Spain and I’ve been in Wales for almost 2 years.  I was lucky enough to find my […]

Sustainable Engineering- Reaching for The Sky

  There is no greater testament to mankind’s drive for progress than the world of architecture. Buildings have been used as a display of wealth and sophistication since the days of ancient civilisation, leaving us with monuments as timeless and awe inspiring as the Pyramids of Giza and The Taj Mahal.   In more recent […]

What is Geotechnical Engineering?

  Geotechnical engineering explains the mechanics of soils and rocks and their engineering applications to the development of humankind.   The story of the engineering relationship between humans and earth, it is a branch of civil engineering that can be traced back as far as ancient times.   Today, geotechnical engineering is a crucial component […]

What is Underpinning?

  Much like beam design, underpinning is an area of structural engineering that is rarely discussed outside of professional circles.   A major and often costly procedure, it pays to know the facts and what you are letting yourself in for should you go ahead with it.   In this short guide, we will look […]