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.

Contemporary Alterations and Extension in Wotton under Edge

Contemporary Alterations and Extension in Wotton under Edge

We have been working on this contemporary make over of this house in Wotton under Edge. It has been a complete transformation of a house with extensions on three sides. There was a substantial part of the original rear wall removed to create a light filled room.

 
Further information can be found at the following link Parklands, Wotton under Edge

Designer: Oasys Property Solutions
Contractor: JAS Building Services

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.

Location:

At our office in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire.

How to apply:

If you are interested in joining our team apply here.

 

Bouncy floors and notched joists

Bouncy floors can be a problem in older houses. Over the lifetime of a building, the services such as plumbing and electrics can be replaced a number of times.  If the positioning of notches and holes is not controlled then you can end up with quite bouncy floors, as was the case with this one.

These notches (top and bottom of the joist) were at the mid span. This had significantly reduced the load capacity and led to all the furniture wobbling when you walked through the room.

Joist notch bouncy floor
Joist notched top and bottom