Edge Structural Design are here to make building, extending, or modifying your home simple.  Having completed hundreds of successful projects throughout the North West – from period conversions, to major housing projects, our structural engineers have the expertise and experience to offer you a first-class service.

We provide design calculations and complete technical drawings, at competitive rates to illustrate all the key structural components of your build or conversion.  As well as ensuring full compliance with current Standard Codes of practice and Building Regulations.

The building process

Carrying out building work can be daunting.  If you find yourself in unfamiliar territory, here’s an overview of what to expect, highlighting the important role of your engineer.

  1. Appoint an architect to illustrate what you wish to achieve. You may need to present plans to the Local Authorities to gain planning approval for your project. From a layout (size/shape) perspective, your architect will design this scheme to meet building legislation.
  2. Hire an engineer once you are happy with your initial architectural layouts, more detailed drawings must then be produced and submitted to building control. Edge will prepare design calculations and working drawings showing the skeleton of the structure – foundations, beams, columns, etc. Our structural engineers will ensure your contractors have all the structural information they need for a seamless project
  3. Start work. Your builder will construct the scheme, working first from the engineer’s drawings, followed by the architect’s.

If you need help finding architects and contractors suited to your project, we can recommend trusted local professionals.