Daniel Bramwell – HNA Architects, Oldham

Our client provided us with a unique challenge to re-design an existing house and make better use of the site. This project offered a great opportunity but would require major structural alterations to ‘open-up’ the property and allow it to reach its’ full potential.  After many concept schemes and much negotiation and contemplation, we finally reached a design that our client and ourselves were eager to proceed with. We required the services of a structural engineer with experience of working with existing buildings and who, more importantly, able to share our vision to deliver a clean and contemporary atmosphere.

It was essential for us to appoint an engineer with a sensitive approach to aesthetics; having collaborated on various previous projects, we were confident that Edge Structural Design would fulfil our requirements and our client’s expectations. Edge were very competent throughout the design and construction phases and Penny (Edge’s project engineer), came to be an important member of the project team; ourselves and the contractor, found Edge to be reliable and responsive as construction works evolved and advanced.

Following completion, ourselves and the client were very pleased with the result: a light and modern family home which now enjoys fantastic views and a connectivity to the surrounding site which Edge’s concise and detailed work help create. The success achieved on this project, has already encouraged us to collaborate with Edge on other projects and we are confident we will continue to work with them on future projects.