Blog

Keep up with the latest news and updates

New basement construction

New basement construction

Simplify was appointed as the structural engineer for a new residential development, comprising of a new basement construction and a superstructure in Leicester. The new basement structural design required the consideration of both horizontal and vertical loads. ...

read more
The main causes of foundation failure

The main causes of foundation failure

The purpose of foundations is to provide the necessary support for structures, providing resistance to the loads that act on them. Foundations function as structural systems, transferring loads to the soil under them, offering stability and resistance to the loads....

read more
The importance of restraint straps

The importance of restraint straps

You may know them as either tensions traps or bat straps. Whatever you know them as, they are necessary for the restraint of floor and roof structures to walls. This is usually to stop bulging or cracking of walls, with the most common cause being repeated wind...

read more
Prestigious eco-home contract

Prestigious eco-home contract

Simplify Engineering are delighted to announce our civil and structural design contract for a spectacular eco-home. It will overlook the picturesque Pitsford Water in Northamptonshire. Pitsford Water is a truly breathtaking site...

read more
Why are my walls bowing or bulging?

Why are my walls bowing or bulging?

Noticing your walls bowing or bulging is the first sign that you need to get the underlying problem resolved. The problem is that there are many possible causes for walls bowing or bulging, so it is best to get the advice of a structural engineer. A professional...

read more
Guide to hip to gable loft conversions

Guide to hip to gable loft conversions

If the past year’s lockdowns have shown us anything, it is the value of space. It is not always possible to relocate to solve your space issues, but many of us have a solution in the form of hip to gable loft conversions. What is a hip to gable loft conversion? This...

read more
Removing a chimney breast

Removing a chimney breast

The early part of 2021 is continuing in the same vein as 2020. Many of us are cracking on with those home renovation projects, which are usually put on the back burner for some time. This article will look at the ins and outs of removing a chimney breast. In...

read more

Steel beam sizes

Steel has a high strength-to-weight ratio, meaning less steel is required in a beam than if other materials used, which makes it a sustainable and cost-effective choice. Steel is capable of withstanding high loads with minimum deflection, which prevents movement and...

read more
What size of steel beam do I need?

What size of steel beam do I need?

Choosing the right size of steel beam is essential when it comes to construction projects, as steel beams will form an integral component of your building. So, choosing the correct size of beam to support the structure is imperative. The decision will be based on...

read more
Why do I need a structural engineer?

Why do I need a structural engineer?

To help answer why you need a structural engineer, let's explore what the role of a structural engineer actually is. What is a structural engineer? In the context of residential property, a structural engineer’s job is to design and plan. They also ensure the correct...

read more
Do I need a planning application?

Do I need a planning application?

Do I need a Planning Application? This is a common question when people are planning some kind of modification to their property. Consequently, one that if you don’t consider may come back to bite you badly. Consider the plight of Garland Developments who built 34...

read more