Definitions of Surveys

There are many different types of surveys and investigations for buildings and the Construction Industry Council (CIC) has produced a useful document defining the different types.  The term “structural survey” although widely used should be avoided as it is not well defined and can lead to confusion as to what is included or excluded.  A link to the document is included below.

Definitions of Surveys

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

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

Alterations to a house in Stroud

Working with Jagged Edge Design we have been carrying out the structural design, with alterations to a bungalow, removing the roof and adding a new first floor.  The new first floor structure is in timber frame to reduce the additional weight.  The works were being carried out by Inspired Build.

Progress Photographs

Canopy over the building
Canopy covering the building

New joists and alterations to the roof
Roof removed and new joists being installed

New joists forming a cantilever
Cantilever joists supporting projecting window