At Timberley Projects, our groundworks services throughout Sussex and Surrey often extend overground. A good example of this is structural alterations.
Structural Alterations & Groundworks Services
We carry out structural alterations when a client requires an internal structural support system. This is often the case when creating or removing open-plan spaces. Sometimes clients ask us to remove load-bearing walls and provide a suitable solution. Clients also call upon us to rectify substandard work, carried out by a previous contractor. Here are some examples of structural alterations services we provide:
Steel Columns & Beams:
- We use these internally for listed buildings. Recently, Christian has cut a steel beam to hold up the chimney at the Grade Two listed Pig Hotel in Madehurst, Sussex. Here’s a picture of him in action!
These solutions are also used for removing existing structures and changing floor plans, such as creating open-plan spaces.
- We’ll carry out underpinning when an original foundation isn’t strong or stable enough. This might be caused by subsidence in the existing ground or weak foundations. Sometimes underpinning is required when the usage of the structure has changed. An example would be creating a basement within an existing building.
Piling & Ground Beams:
- Used for new structures erected on unsuitable soil.
Steel Portal Frames:
- This modern construction method is used for speed and substitutes bricks and mortar.
Who we work with to provide these services:
We offer structural alterations on both commercial and residential projects throughout Sussex & Surrey.
We work closely with structural engineers on these types of services. Once they have surveyed your plans and brief, they’ll implement a suitable design for us to work from. They continue to stay involved with the project, monitoring the progress of work and regularly signing off throughout the process. Additionally, a building inspector is included at all stages of work.
We can work with your appointed structural engineer, or we work with our sub-contracted structural engineers.
The benefits of working with Timberley Projects:
At Timberley we are proud of our highly experienced teams, and their extensive knowledge of the building industry. When you engage Timberley for your structural alterations you can be sure you’re working with a company who has access to the materials and tools needed for the job. Finally, you’ll benefit from our good relationships with Structural Engineers and Building Inspectors. We’ve been in the business of groundworks for decades so we have an impressive ‘Little Black Book’ of contacts.
Ready to take the first steps?
If you require structural alterations in Sussex or Surrey we are happy to help. Simply provide a copy of your plans. We’ll arrange a site visit with one of our specialists before quoting for your project. We can also provide a structural engineer if required, we’ll include a meeting with them in your pricing.
If you’d like to discuss your project. Contact us HERE.