Structural Engineering Services get to work on two exciting new projects

Structural Engineering Services get to work on two exciting new projects

We always love sharing updates on our latest projects, and with two currently in the pipeline, we couldn’t wait to get started! One of our engineers, Suvida, is working closely on both projects to help them run smoothly, drawing on our team’s significant expertise to provide expert services to our clients.

Here’s a closer look at what we’re working on…

Project:  Three-storey new build structure – 9 residential units

Location: 122-123 High Street, Uxbridge

Service: Structural drawings and calculations

The project up-close:

Zyntax Architects are constructing a 9-unit residential structure, adjacent to an 18th century, grade II-listed property. Located on the local high street, this characterful property requires several key considerations to ensure that the tone of the area remains the same, and that properties nearby remain unaffected by the construction work.

Construction is to be completed using masonry, ensuring clear adherence to local heritage and building practices. To help support the building and keep it aligned with sustainability goals, the property is being developed with eco-friendly materials.

The property will have impressive features throughout, including ground floor accents including a suspended beam and block floor that is perfectly suited to the site.

Construction work will also add extra flourishes, including timber floor joists that will help improve the load-bearing capacity of the property.

In addition, the property is set to include hollow core slab on the second floor, providing optimal acoustic performance between each of the distinctive residential units in the complex.

Project: Basement and rear extension at London property

Location: Kitson Road, London

Service: Structural drawings and calculations

The project up close:

For this project, the existing structure had to be reconfigured internally. This included a rear extension and cellar conversion, transforming the latter into a basement. This aspect of the work has been carried out by the architectural firm Richmond and Bell.

To help determine the load-bearing capacity of the building, the adjacent building was assessed. This allowed for an accurate assessment that takes into account key safety considerations, allowing for the design of a safe cantilever for the retaining basement walls.

Lastly, underpins were designed to support the external wall, alongside shallower underpins for existing cellar walls. Final touches included structural beams and columns, carefully designed to provide crucial support to the existing structure and ensure an adequate load transfer to the foundations of the property.

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