Please note our new business hours:
08:30 to 17:00 Monday – Thursday
The office is closed on Fridays.
Fee proposals, structural calculations and reports turnaround:
- Fee proposals: 1-2 work days
- Construction & design changes: 1-4 work days
- Walls removal, extensions, lofts and alterations: 5-15 work days
- Pre-purchase structural reports: 5-15 work days
- Medium to Large Projects: TBC
Note that our structural engineering service turnaround times may vary in some cases due to factors beyond our control.
Welcome to Simplify Structural Engineering, where we prefer to keep things simple.
We provide a comprehensive range of structural engineering consultancy services to property owners, including pre-purchase reports, structural calculations for load-bearing wall removals and structural drawings for new buildings.
If you require assistance with commercial or high-end residential projects, visit Simplify Commercial
At Simplify Structural Engineering, we are dedicated to helping property owners with structural calculations, drawings, pre-purchase structural reports and consulting services for new building construction. Our Director is a fully qualified Chartered Engineer with over 20 years of experience in structural engineering and construction, including over 6 years of hands-on experience on construction sites. On each project, we consider constructability and try to provide sensible engineering solutions.
Key facts about Simplify Engineering:
- We have provided consulting services on over 5000 projects, including extensions, wall removals, lofts, pre-purchase structural reports and new buildings.
- Our experience allows us to provide efficient and practical consulting services.
- Our typical lead time is 5 – 20 working days. We aim to address any construction questions within 1- 4 working days.
- We are Chartered Structural Engineers under the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and are fully insured.
We offer a comprehensive range of structural engineering services to meet the unique needs of our clients.
- Pre-purchase structural reports for residential & commercial
- Beam/RSJ design for wall removal
- Structural design for extensions, lofts and alterations
- New construction – foundations and superstructure
- Civil Engineering – drainage and access roads
Our advice based on over 5000 projects:
- Double-check references of your potential builders to avoid construction issues and unforeseen costs.
- Double-check the competencies of your potential builder by requesting photos of previous projects and visiting at least one completed project.
- On projects involving existing buildings; your contractor should remove finishes (plaster, subflooring, ceilings, etc.) to uncover potential unforeseen conditions, check assumptions and double-check dimensions before ordering any construction materials.
Measure twice and order once
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- Will I need a structural engineer for my extension?
- Why do I need a structural engineer?
- Steel beam sizes
- Guide to hip to gable loft conversions
- How to spot the tell-tale signs of subsidence
- The importance of restraint straps
- Why do banks request structural reports when lending money?
- What does a structural engineer look for in a house?
- What size of steel beam do I need?
- How long does a pre-purchase structural inspection/report take?
- Is a structural survey worth the money?
- Why are my walls bowing or bulging?
- The importance of restraint straps
- Removing a chimney breast
- How do I become a structural engineer?
- The main causes of foundation failure
- Do I need a building surveyor or a structural engineer for my property?
- What loads matter when designing a building
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- Removing a load-bearing wall
- Structural Inspection
6 Frederick St, Office 6
Leicester, LE18 1PJ
Tel: 0116 218 2917