If you are planning to renovate or build an extension, a builder is not the only expert that you will engage the services of prior to the build. Depending on what you are building or extending you may need the help of an architect to create the designs and a structural engineer to assess the structural condition of your home and calculate the types, weights and dimensions of the materials you need or want to use. Likewise, if you are self-building, a structural engineer will be vital.
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What is the difference between a structural engineer and an architect?
Structural engineers and architects both design building projects. Structural engineers consider the strength and durability when designing a building, while architects focus more on the appearance of the building.
An architect is a person who plans, designs and reviews the construction of buildings. To practice architecture means to provide services in connection with the design of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings that have human occupancy or use as their principal purpose.
What does a structural engineer do?
A structural engineer usually works together with the contractors or architects to analyse the structure of the building. Most residential structural engineering services usually use their engineering expertise to work with the architects or contractors to analyse the structure of the residential houses.
When restoring old buildings, they will provide analysis of the condition of the buildings. They are usually used when people want to restore or repair their old homes. These companies usually decide the best solution for repairing the steel, wood, concrete, or any other structural elements.
If you are design a new house, you will need a good design before the contractors or architects start designing the new buildings. The structural engineering service is usually needed in order to make sure that the structure of a house is strong enough. It also makes sure that the property structure is properly calculated. This is important to avoid any structural problems in the future. That is the reason why people use these services when they want to build new house buildings.
Those are some benefits of the residential structural engineering services. Many people use this service to assist them in building, restoring, or repairing their property. This service is preferable because it offers many great services and expert advices that can help people to design a strong structure for their home buildings.
If you are planning to extend or build, contact Essex Building and Carpentry Services on 01708 578 014. Located in Romford, Essex, we offer a range of building services in and around Havering, Brentwood, Chelmsford and Billericay. We can also put you in contact with experts in other fields to help your project start and finish without a hitch.