Jeffery Smith Associates

Consulting Structural Engineers & Building Surveyors

Structural Engineering / Design - subsidence repair

Calculation Report

Because

To build a building, the weight of the roof, snow on it, floors and walls must be directed to strong, stable ground via properly designed load paths.

Because

To alter a building - perhaps your home - these loads must be directed to suitable ground via new load paths.

Because

With loft conversions there can be added complications - we prefer working to an architectural design.

Because

The ground below your building may have compressed to varying degrees causing the building super-structure to crack. Or tree roots may have desiccated underlying clay ground – especially eucalyptus trees!

Because

In extreme cases the ground below the foundations must be replaced with concrete, that is it must be underpinned. Often however an engineer can design super-structure remedies that will endure.

Mortgage Reports

Many buildings including houses can appear to a surveyor to have structural shortcomings.

Mortgage Reports

Party Wall Awards

As engineers we can provide in-house service for when more complicated situations are envisaged for instance changes to loadings or load-paths at a party wall.

Party Wall Awards

Who We Are

A Chartered Civil Engineer since 1970 JEFFERY SMITH has worked on civil engineering and structural projects of all kinds. He has worked in the consultancy, contracting and government sectors.

Who We Are