Our Guide to Velux Loft Conversions

Velux loft conversions increase space, much like every other style of loft conversion.  However, the reason this particular style is so popular is down to ease of construction and a relatively low price point.   The structural engineering…

A Short Guide to Beam Design

  Beam design is practically unheard of outside of professional circles, yet it is one of the most important elements of a building’s design.   Beams come in various different forms and serve a variety of functions. …

Our Guide to Mansard Loft Conversions

Mansard loft conversions are extremely popular of late.  Whilst they require a bit more work compared to other styles of loft conversion, they offer home owners the opportunity to turn an unused attic or loft into a fully functional living…

What is Subsidence?

If you’ve found cracks appearing in the walls of your property, or seen them in a property you’re considering purchasing, then you’ve probably feared the worst.   Subsidence can be a major problem; it can hinder your mortgage…

What is Architecture?

  For most people, architecture is a discipline shrouded in mystery.  Of course, we all have a rough idea of what it entails (building design, right?).  And some, if not most of us, have a favourite building (this writer’s favourite…

What is Civil Engineering?

    In our last blog, we explained what a structural engineer does and when you might need to call one.  This week we’ve lifted the lid on one of the oldest professions known to man: civil engineering.   Starting…