a Structural Report
there are three reasons where a Structural Engineers report is required
House Buyers and Commercial clients usually purchase a Structural
Engineers report when
a Mortgage Valuation or Building Survey
has identified a possible structural defect and requires a Chartered
Structural Engineer to assess the structure.
Vendors purchase a Structural Engineers report
they are finding it difficult to sell a property because of a particular
structural problem. The report can be very useful to clarify the
concerns of potential purchasers.
Clients purchase a Structural Engineers report when they
are concerned about potential
structural defects they have
who may wish to make an
insurance claim based upon the reports findings.
Home owners & commercial clients purchase a Feasibility
report when they are planning to undertake structural alterations
to an existing building, including removing structural walls, extensions
Structural Engineers Report
General Structural Engineers report for home owners & purchasers
includes a visual inspection of the entire property to determine the
structural condition of the building. This will include inspecting
all the readily accessible load-bearing elements of the property.
The inspection will also include investigating the surrounding area
to identify any potential risk to the foundations from nearby trees
General Structural Engineers report (sometimes called a Full
Structural Engineers report) will detail the structural condition
of the entire property and state the adequacy of all the load bearing
elements inspected. It will identify any structural problems observed
and provide recommendation on how they can be rectified, or whether
further 'intrusive' investigations are required.
Structural Engineer inspections typically take 2 hours to complete
and the detailed reports are usually issued a few days following
the inspection. All
our inspections and reports are carried out by experienced Chartered
Structural Engineers. We pride ourselves on the level of our services
and quality of our bespoke reports. As a Consultancy, we do have
a construction division and will not force additional services or
inspections onto our customers. Therefore by choosing PKD Consulting
Engineers, you can be sure we are acting in your best interest at
Structural Defect Report
above UPVC window - Solution Lintel installation
external gable wall - Solution install lateral restraint straps
Specific Structural Defect Report requires a visual inspection and
assessment of one particular structural problem or concern and is
concentrated in a specific area of the property. Therefore parts
of the property not related to the specific problem may not be inspected
or mentioned in the written report.
where a Specific Structural Defect Report can be used include visual
cracking or structural problem in a localised area of the building,
includes Lintel defects, Sagging roofs, ground floor slab movement,
defects to garages and boundary walls etc.
Specific Structural report will specify which items were inspected
and the observations and conclusions found during the inspection.
It will state whether or not there is a structural concern and if
so, what needs to be done to rectify the problem or what further
investigations may be necessary.
Engineers Feasibility Report
feasibility report includes a visual inspection of a property to
determine the viability of proposed structural alterations, such
as removing a loadbearing wall or Chimney breast. We also carry
out feasibility reports for loft conversion and extensions.
report will suggest if the proposed alterations are feasible and
make general structural recommendations on how this can be achieved.
The report will also highlight any structural concerns that need
to be considered when undertaking the alterations and also provide
an estimate of any expected structural design costs.
you would like to find out more about our services or have a structural
inspection or design requirement. Please either email or telephone.
We are happy to assist.
0161 440 0551
Consulting Engineers Ltd are based in Bramhall, Stockport, Cheshire.
design and inspection service covers North West England including
Cheshire, Manchester and the Stockport areas....