Homeowners

Whether you are looking to buy a new home, extend your current home or are concerned about a structural aspect of your property, it is likely you will require the services provided by Riddwood Consulting Engineers.

We pride ourselves on providing expert professional advice in a clear and concise format. Our team of Structural and Civil engineers are happy to discuss your requirements and provide guidance as to the most appropriate way forward.

New Build

New Build

Our award-winning practice prides itself on Customer Service and Communication with our Clients. Working together as a team, we ensure we provide the most cost effective, practical and sustainable solution for your project. Our professionalism and efficiency will ensure your project runs smoothly and our emphasis on effective communication will guarantee that you are well informed throughout the different stages of the process.

Internal Alterations

Internal Alterations

Open plan living, larger kitchens, more shared use spaces; we have changed the way we use our homes. If you would like to change your existing home to suit your requirements, Riddwood can assist. We have a long and successful history in transforming over 2,500 homes across the UK to suit homeowner’s needs. Wall removals, structural re-modelling, changing the designed use of a property, Riddwood have the knowledge base to assist you in your project.

Extensions

Extensions

With land values soaring in relation to the cost of building, developing your existing home is regularly the best way to add value as well as creating a more practicable home. From soil investigation to turning the key on that 5 metre bi-fold door, we offer a range of structural solutions to suit your design and budgetary expectations.

Loft Conversions

Loft Conversions

The original domestic alteration, we have been extending into the loft with great success since our inception in 1979. Whether it's a truss framed roof, oak framed listed building or a structural steel portal, Riddwood have experience and design solutions for each case and work with a list of loft providers. With recent innovations in insulation and sky light windows which can transform into balconies, the loft is a more usable space than ever before.

Stuctural Surveys

Structural Surveys

When buying a new home you may be advised to have a full structural survey carried out on the property. This is where we come in!

One of our specialist Engineers will assess whether a defect exists in the property and whether the defect presents a risk to the future stability of the property. We will also inform you of the remedial work which would need to be carried out on the property. A full structural survey may well identify a problem which could significantly affect the value of your prospective new home and your ability to sell it in the future, Structural Surveys are recommended by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and Consumers' Associations.

Basement Conversions

Another popular way of adding more space to your property is converting or renovating your basement or cellar, this is called a retrospective basement and building regulations will apply for work of this nature. They will cover such areas as underpinning and foundations, fire escape routes, ventilation, ceiling height, damp proofing, electrical wiring and water supplies.

At Riddwood we have considerable experience in all aspects of the renovation of basements, from small one room conversion to substantial additions of lower ground floors. We are able to simply provide you with structural advice and design or manage the project for you from start to fininsh. Call Riddwood to get the best basement conversion.

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