Structural engineers near me and advice for my project

Use our search to find structural engineers near you, and read free advice on topics like loft conversions and extensions.

Structural engineers are the guardians of public safety and innovative, problem-solving design professionals.

Your architect decides how your project will look, while structural engineers decide how it will be built.

If you're hiring a structural engineer you should seek one who is professionally qualified: that is either a Chartered, Technician or Associate-Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (FIStructE, MIStructE, AIStructE, TIStructE, AMIStructE) and/or registered CEng, IEng or EngTech with the Engineering Council.

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Handy tips

A professionally qualified structural engineer can help you devise safe and cost effective solutions for projects like building an extension or loft conversion.

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6 questions to ask your structural engineer

Planning a home improvement? Here are six key questions you should ask your engineer before you begin work.

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What is a structural survey?

The term structural survey is a little confusing and outdated. 

Planning a home improvement?

Structural engineers are essential on many home improvement projects. For instance, when creating an open plan space, a structural engineer can tweak the design so that less material is used more efficiently.

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Basement conversions

An apparently simple conversion of an existing cellar can be as complex as a new build.

Home extension

Building an extension

An extension always involves structural engineering of the foundations, walls and roof.

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Converting your loft or attic

Loft conversions are very common, but the available height is often insufficient for conversion.

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Creating an open plan space

You should always consult a structural engineer as there are both structural and fire safety hazards involved.

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Fitting a new staircase

It’s essential to understand your home’s existing structure before fitting a new staircase.

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Structural engineers and your home project

Everything you need to know about working with structural engineers in one handy guide.

Worried about damage to your house?

Structural engineers' technical expertise allows them to determine the cause of issues like cracks in walls and provide plans for repairs.

A professionally qualified structural engineer can help you devise safe and cost-effective solutions.

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Cracks in walls

Cracks in walls are more common than you’d think, but not all of them are structurally significant.

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Flooding and storm damage

Storms can damage your home in many ways, from falling trees to damage from flooding.