Building Regulation services

If you are at the stage of your project where planning permission has been granted or your project falls under permitted development and does not need planning the next stage for you is to obtain building regulations approval. Majority of construction works require building regulations approval and not obtaining the approvals can lead to legal and costly consequences. We can produce your building regulation drawings from house extension, loft conversions, garage conversions, offices, flats etc. Our drawings are produced in detail and in 3D to make it easier for builders to construct from.

Applying for building regulations

Once your building regulation drawings and specifications are ready the next stage is to make a building regulations application. There are 2 ways to apply for building regulations:

Full Plans Application

This is generally the most common way of applying for Building regulation approval and applicable for majority of projects however can take slightly longer, usually 5 -8 weeks but it does mean that the proposals have been checked before you start on site.

If you appoint us for you building regulations works we submit the building regulation application and liaise with the building control officers and respond to any queries and obtain the required approval on your behalf to make this process as easy as possible for you.

Once approval has been made the construction phase can begin and will be managed by a builder or contractor. During this stage, a building inspector will visit site at critical stages of the build to ensure that works are progressing in line with Building Regulations.  Upon satisfactorily completion they will then issue a Building Regulations Completion certificate. This certificate is important and may be required in the future for home insurance or by conveyancers when selling your property.

Building Notice

This is usually suitable for small projects being.  Often no plans are submitted with the application and work can begin with 48 hours of notification. However, it is advised to ensure that the builder which is appointed is competent to ensure that the build is in accordance to the required standards.

An inspector would still be required to inspect the works at each stage and a Building Regulations Completions certificate would be obtained upon satisfactory completion of the project.

You can either use the local authority building control service or use a privately approved inspector.

Who we are

Structural Hub is a design consultancy based in Birmingham providing structural engineering services to homeowners, architects, contractors across the UK since 2016. Our engineers have a diverse range of experience with various skills and knowledge to enable us to deliver projects to a very high standard and completed hundreds of projects since our inception. We are able to deliver a whole range of projects from simple domestic projects requiring structural alterations and surveys to larger and more complex commercial projects like multi-storey buildings. From design through to planning, reviewing and the commencement of construction, we will be there to guide you and get the most out of your ideas and inspiration. We design in all primary materials including steel, concrete timber and aluminium and produce 3D detailed structural drawings making it more convenient and friendly for builders and contractors to read from.

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How we work

Along side with the traditional methods of design to the Eurocodes using hand calculations we use a range of the latest software and technology to ensure we meet the client requirements with a quick turn around time but ensure the high level or quality and standard is maintained during delivery. Our design software includes Tekla TEDDS and design spreadsheets and for more larger projects we use Robot Structural Analysis software to carry out a dvance finite element analysis. By taking into consideration risk, client’s budget and constructability we are committed to helping out clients to build a safe, cost effective and buildable solution. Our deliverables usually consist of a set of calculation and drawings produced in 2D and 3D using AutoCAD and Revit.

Who we work with

We work with architects, builders, homeowners and developers. Some of the clients who we work closely for we provide an effective service and get involved in various stages in the process including the bidding stage to give our thoughts on structural systems which maybe required. We can assist you at all stages of your projects and deliver all the structural design requirements whilst ensuring the cost is reasonable within your budget and delivering the designs to high standards.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Having assurance in place for your designs is really important and can act as a guarantee to satisfy the client for the services that will be provided to them. We have a PI insurance policy which covers us for all of our consulting engineering services for £2 Million.

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