Corona Virus Update

Coronavirus Update

We would like to reassure our customers that Davies Torres Design is still open and available for business. 

All our staff are working from home and available as usual to provide sketch drawings, calculations and full packages for Building Regulations applications.  We are continuing to work on new build and internal, external alterations and extensions to domestic and commercial properties.

Most of this can be carried out remotely using any plans, drawings or photographs you may have already.  Only where a site visit is absolutely necessary to take measurements, determining structural arrangement or to view ground conditions, we will arrange a suitable time/visit and ensure we observe all Government recommendations regards social distancing in order to reduce risk.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to discuss work to be carried out either now or in the future.  We are happy to talk over the phone and provide a fee quote via email.

Recruiting Structural Engineers at all levels

Job Description:

Due to an expanding workload, we are recruiting a structural engineer.  The candidate must have an interest in designing in all materials and exhibit an ability to think through a problem and determine an appropriate solution.  This could be a graduate, chartered or senior engineer.


At our office in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire.

How to apply:

If you are interested in joining our team apply here.


An interesting SER Seminar in Leeds this week

It was a quick visit up to Leeds this week for an SER seminar on the Structural Certification of Buildings in Scotland. The scheme has been running since 2005 in Scotland allowing the structural design of buildings to be covered by a certificate but the scheme has not yet been extended to England or Wales.

The scheme in Scotland requires a single person (the Certifier) to be responsible for all of the structural elements of the building. Unlike England, structural calculations must be completed by a qualified structural engineer. Having worked in England for the past year, it has been very interesting to see how the role of the engineer is very different to Scotland, with a much reduced involvement in most projects.

It was also interesting to note that the other engineers in attendance recognised that the scheme had led to an improvement of standards in Scotland. It was considered that a number of structural failures that had occurred in England would have been significantly less likely to occur if this scheme had been in place in England.

Davies Torres Design is One Year Old

Its the 1st of November and Davies Torres Design is now one year old.

We’ve had one new build house on site and is nearing completion, one large house extension progressing on site, other projects tendered and ready to go to site and still more being designed. We have also been carrying out historical research on a 17th Century Manor House.

These projects have been in Edinburgh, Dunbar, North Berwick, Fife, Glasgow, Cirencester, Wotton-under-Edge and Berkeley.