Planning a home project?

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Welcome to Building Confidence

This site has been devised by The Institution of Structural Engineers to help you decide if, how and when to employ a structural engineer on your home project.

How structural engineers can help

Whether you’re planning alterations to your home, carrying out a survey, or just need someone to look at cracks in a wall, employing a professionally qualified Structural Engineer can help ensure your works are safe and efficient and comply with building regulations. Most of all, you can trust a professionally qualified Structural Engineer to devise simple, cost-effective solutions for your home project.

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On this site you can discover answers to common questions, find a professionally qualified member of the Institution near you, and download a Client’s Guide packed with useful information.

If you’re looking for non-domestic structural specialisms, a more advanced search engine is also available at

Our client's guide is a handy tool produced by the Institution to provide you with all the information you need about employing a structural engineer.

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