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AC Design Solutions are professional architectural and structural engineers.
We bring more than ten years, hands-on experience in personally delivering residential property projects, designed and constructed to the highest standards of safety compliance.

AC Design Solutions is a team of experienced architectural and structural engineers specializing in exceptional residential property projects, providing personalized solutions and ensuring the highest standards of safety compliance.

Residential Structural Engineering

We specialize in home extensions, loft conversions, new build developments, and property conversions. Our expertise also includes listed building and period property restoration, as well as agricultural building conversions. Our focus is on robust planning and a rigorous engineering design process.

Complete support

AC Designs offers complete support for a wide range of structural engineering projects, from inspection and surveys to construction drawings and calculations, as well as interior design, BIM architecture, party wall surveying, and full design package for factory manufacture or site fabrication. We also provide residential engineer and architect services, including planning permission, building control and regulations, and preparation of structural calculations.

Compliant with regulations

At AC Designs, we offer full compliance support for both residential and commercial projects, including loft conversions, property renovation, and house extensions. Our team of residential structural engineers ensures that all properties are made safe and capable of withstanding both internal and external forces and elements. We take pride in providing high-quality services and ensuring that all our projects comply with building regulations.

Modern interior engineering

The renovation, conversion or extension of a residential property always requires in-depth and detailed knowledge of its current structural condition. There could be a significant safety risk of homeowners starting a house conversion or similar building project without a full understanding of the various complex structural forces involved. Any number of major repairs could be needed to address often hidden, undiagnosed faults. There could also be a further serious cost for non-compliance with statutory planning permission and other regulatory conditions.

Open plan spaces

Contemporary residential interior design increasingly specify for rooms as large, open plan spaces, which invariably demand more innovative and rigorous structural solutions. An extension, for example, always requires a structural survey and engineering of the foundations, walls and roof. It’s essential that the correct and precise structural design is calculated for supporting the first floor, wall and roof above the opening into an extension.

Early stage design changes

Engaging the professional company services of a structural engineer is always necessary when planning a large renovation or conversion, including projects involving a party wall. A structural engineer should be involved at an early stage to help identify minor design changes, as well as large scale alterations, which could prove costly to later rectify.

Clear, concise communication.

AC Design offers expert guidance for complex home renovations involving structural engineering. We conduct an initial site visit, produce structural designs, assess proposed alterations, and provide building control calculations. Our team also conducts impact assessments and complies with all necessary regulations.

Repair, Extension or Conversion

AC Design’s residential structural engineering services focus on crucial components like foundations, walls, columns, beams, and roof members. Our comprehensive analysis, surveys, reports, and drawings help enhance the structural integrity of existing buildings. We also provide advice and services for properties affected by subsidence, fire, flooding, or explosion.

When a residential property undergoes repair, extension, or conversion, AC Design ensures that structural integrity is maintained. With our architectural design services, we ensure that new builds, residential properties, and commercial buildings are stable and secure. Our team’s expertise and attention to detail ensure that your construction project is successful, safe, and meets all necessary regulations.

Why We Stand Out

Inspections and Investigations

AC Design is a reputable structural engineering company that specializes in assessing residential structures’ safety and condition. They identify and address a range of issues, including environmental pollution, corrosion, and masonry facade expansion. Enlisting their services is crucial to ensure a sound and safe investment when buying, renovating, or converting a residential property.

Subsidence & Movement Surveys

Dimensional surveys is a structural engineering technique to accurately measure 3-dimensional spaces. The area between each point is precisely determined to create digitally mapped distances and angles.

Dimension Surveys

Dimensional surveys is a structural engineering technique to accurately measure 3-dimensional spaces. The area between each point is precisely determined to create digitally mapped distances and angles.

Building Failures

Inspection of dangerous structures at short notice is not unusual. Our extensive structural engineering knowledge of historic and listed buildings allows a quick but reliable assessment to determine the extent of further detailed investigation and remedial work required.

Mortgage Surveys

A structural engineers appraisal of a residential property to support a mortgage application can often be requested just days before the exchange. Survey reports specific to the property are completed by a chartered engineer. Each and every property defect item will be itemised, and where possible, appropriate repairs and anticipated costs evaluated.

Homeowners need a structural engineer for design, surveying, inspection, and calculations for major property alterations. Structural engineers are required for new constructions like porches or balconies.