Chartered Structural Engineer in Croydon (South London)

GL Design Services are a group of chartered civil and structural engineers with over 12 years of design experience based in Croydon (South London).

We have in-depth practical experience across a wide range of diverse engineering projects that cover everything from residential conversions and new builds to temporary works of varying complexity.

We have built an enviable reputation for being the go-to company in Croydon for delivering high-quality, innovative and cost-effective solutions for our clients. We pride ourselves on being able to deliver our completed work on time and within budget.

Our friendly and experienced team offer private and commercial clients our expert services in and around the Croydon area.

No matter whether you are planning on building a new house, looking for help to build an extension to your existing home, want to make use of your attic space with a stunning loft conversion, or you want to improve your home with an open-plan layout – GL Design Services are the team that can help you get the job done!

Maximising your living space

For many people, it can be more cost-effective to improve your home than to move house. Increasing your living space or re-structuring your home layout can maximise your living space to make the best use of the room available to you.

However, if you are thinking of selling and moving somewhere new, maximising the living space of your house can increase its market value and you can often boost the value to more than cover what you spent on improvements.

When making any home improvements that involve structural changes, we can advise on the structural and construction implications and ensure it complies with all current UK building regulations.

GL Design Services work predominantly in and around the Croydon area, but do not hesitate to contact us if you have an up and coming project nearby to see if we can help you!

Our structural design services

Building extensions: We offer fully bespoke building extensions ranging from simple single-storey kitchen extensions to more complex multi-level projects to completely transform your home.

Building alterations: We can undertake complete property refurbishments to bring old buildings up to date and more suitable for 21st Century living. Our works include wall and chimney breast removals to help open up rooms and make better use of the available space.

Loft conversions: GL Design Services have designed many loft conversions to suit the needs of the owners. Our loft conversions are popular with growing families wanting to create more living space and to free up a busy household.

Temporary works: The installation of safe temporary works is vitally important when it comes to the careful demolition and stabilising the building structure prior insertion of the permanent support. Our team has a very solid understanding of temporary works design and implementation on site.

When you need to call in a reliable, experienced team of Chartered Structural Engineers – do not hesitate to get in touch with us. GL Design Services are the best in the business!

Structural Engineer South London

GL Design Services Ltd. offers our specialist structural engineering consultancy services to customers across the South London area and can help you with a wide range of services, including investigating potential structural issues with home renovation projects, full structural inspections, and civil engineering designs for your building project.

Our dedicated team is comprised of fully qualified, highly experienced and knowledgeable structural and civil engineers. We have built a strong reputation for delivering outstanding work for our customers and we are happy to help you, no matter how small or large your project is.

We have a wide range of clients that include residential customers looking to improve their home with a loft conversion, building an extension or changing the structural layout of their home to make it more open plan.

Making sure your plans are structurally sound

With a lot of building renovation projects, it can mean knocking out internal and external load-bearing walls that if not planned out correctly could seriously affect the stability, safety and integrity of your building.

This is why it makes a lot of sense to bring in our team to help draw up a structurally sound plan for your construction team to follow that will meet with all current UK building safety regulations.

Our team is fully committed to following the principles of quality management so you can feel rest assured that when planning your next building project, your design plans will be in the safest of hands.

We are here for you when you need high-quality structural engineering advice and services – feel free to talk to us to discuss your needs and get a no-obligation quote for our services.

Transparent and fair pricing

We believe that our clients should get a fair deal from using our services. Our team are dedicated to treating our clients equitably so we are completely transparent about our pricing policy.

GL Design Services work on a fixed fee system with a complete breakdown of our fee structure and what we are charging for. This means that you will not pay any extra hidden charges and will know exactly what you are paying for.

Our engagement fee will depend on the size and complexity of your building project, including factors such as where the project is located and if it impacts any adjoining properties.

To get a high value fixed quotation from us all we need are a few details from you, such as your site address, your project brief, and a set of planning proposals (if available). From this information, we can work out your preliminary support configuration and delivery time for your design documentation.

Once completed, we will provide you with your structural design that includes a detailed calculation report for Building Control approval. This will cover all calculations for the size of beams, pad stones, columns, portal frames and foundations, and more.

Fully comprehensive planning, design and advisory services

You can call on our team at GL Design Services for help at any point in your construction project. We are on hand to deliver you assistance when you have any technical queries or need site support.

As a team of UK qualified civil and chartered engineers, we offer a wide range of design services to help you with your building project, no matter whether you are planning on extending your property, adding a loft conversion, or completely renovating your home and making significant changes to the interior layout to better utilise the available floorspace, our team of building design experts are here to help.

All of our building designs are created using the latest cutting-edge CAD technology, and we offer complete structural solutions to homeowners right from the initial concept stage sketches that we create using your ideas and structural needs.

We can design and deliver accurate calculations for the use of steel, timber, masonry and reinforced concrete in your construction project, yet will always keep in mind that the plans we produce need to be easy to understand and straightforward for your builders to follow.

Our team are also aware that you will want to keep the overheads down as much as is practically possible, so we make sure our designs are easy to follow, thus resulting in less confusion or issues during construction. This will help to keep your project running smoothly and delivered on time, therefore keeping your costs tightly under control.

Why you need our services

As structural engineers, we focus on the physical integrity of your building project and it is our job to produce construction designs that allow your property to maintain its strength and be able to handle the added loads and forces it will encounter from work such as a building extension or internal wall removal etc.

Many homeowners do not realize they need a structural engineer for their building project until they find out that their plans need planning permission and their building plan needs to pass official scrutinisation to make sure that all safety measures are in place and the right strength and type of building materials will be used.

Our services are normally needed whenever there are structural changes being made to an existing property, or when a new property is being developed. So basically, our design plans will give you the right layout, measurements and construction material to use for your building project.

We can provide you with comprehensive structural design plans and calculations for:

  • Building extensions
  • Building Regulations (Part A) advice
  • Checking engineer services and Category 3 checks (CAT3)
  • Chimney breast support
  • Detailed construction drawings in CAD format
  • Internal layout alterations and refurbishments
  • Load bearing wall removal
  • Loft conversions
  • New-build homes
  • Steel connection design
  • Temporary and enabling works design above and below ground

Do not hesitate to contact us today to discuss your needs.