Services: Structural engineering, SER certification
We work with many architects on small works projects, including residential extensions. For one such project, we were approached by a local architect who had designed a new extension for a 1970’s semi-detached house in Alva, Central Scotland.
An old flat-roofed extension was being replaced by a modern, single-storey extension that included a new bay window, large bi-fold door and innovative clerestory glazing along the roof.
The architect engaged us to provide structural engineering services for the project. As the certifying engineer, we ensured that all aspects of design satisfied the requirements of the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
We provided detailed drawings of the structural elements of the new extension, including the foundations, walls, beams and the unusual glazing configuration.
We ensured that the innovative design achieved an SER (Structural Engineers Registration) certificate and was granted a building warrant. The new extension is now complete, with the owners enjoying the stunning views over the Ochil hills that it provides.