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Doing DIY? Get your structural calculations from Western Building Consultants

20th March 2020

Do you need structural calculations?

After a visit to screwfix yesterday to buy silicone the staff were telling us how busy they have been with everyone buying bits and bobs to do DIY whilst stuck at home.

If you decide to take on a slightly bigger DIY project during the shutdown like knocking a wall out western building consultants are still available to carry out a site visit and produce your structural calculations, so you know what size of beam to use. We can also get your building regulations application made so that it’s all legal and give you advice about fire proofing and propping etc.

Even better if you use this code FBSC10 when speaking to my team we will give you 10% off our standard steel beam calculation fees.

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Current service availability  Bath-Bristol-Frome-Newport-Cardiff-Swindon

Do I need building regulations approval?

You certainly do if you are making alterations to a load bearing wall, whether you will need structural calculations will depend on the opening size and complexity. If the opening is 1m or less for a doorway it is unlikely calculations will be required, you can also talk to us if you need to just make a building regulations application and we can help get the process underway.

I am unsure if the wall is load bearing?

Western Building Consultants offers a site visit service where we will advise you of the walls load bearing status and capacity, in some instances this can be difficult to assess due to the complexity of structures without opening up works. In this instance Western can provide advice about how to proceed with any opening up of structure going forward.

Reasons why you might use Western Building Consultants for your calculations

  1. Lightening fast quotes for simple projects usually in 24 hours
  2. Cost effective and clear pricing structure
  3. Great communication (we speak your language and have great administration back up)
  4. Rapid turn around on simple calculations with 10 working days or earlier.
  5. On site, by video link or plan based consultations
  6. Design focused with innovative structural engineering solutions.
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