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CAD drawings

We provide complete structural solutions from concept design sketches to fully-detailed drawings developed by using CAD technology. We develop comprehensive and detailed drawing output to ensure there are no issues on site.

Cost to remove a load bearing wall

Removing a load-bearing wall from a home to open-up the space and light-up a dull room that hardly gets any sun is a great way to improve your home and make it more appealing. While you may be worried about the cost of knocking down a load-bearing wall, it can often work out much cheaper

Chimney wall removal

Removing a chimney breast from an older property is a common request we receive from homeowners who plan renovation works in their houses. However, care must be taken when planning to remove the stack and adequate support specified in the wall. You may want to remove chimney breast from a ground floor room and this

How to tell if a wall is load bearing

When a house is built, it will include load-bearing walls that support the weight of the structure. Load-bearing walls help to stabilise the building and gives your home the strength it needs to stay upright. Because load-bearing walls bear most of the weight of your house, it is essential that no building or renovation works

Structural engineer for a house extension

Many homeowners wonder why they would need a structural engineer for a house extension or major internal renovation. In most cases, you may be able to save yourself some money by planning out your building project yourself and then bring in a structural engineer to look over your plans and do the structural calculations for

Loft conversion structural calculations

Loft conversions have become a popular choice with homeowners who would prefer to stay where they are but need a bit of habitable space to accommodate a growing family or to create a comfortable home office to allow them to work from home. A lot of people are now realising that having a loft conversion

Structural beam calculations

No matter what type of building work you are planning, getting the structural calculations right is essential for the success of your project. And nothing is more important than your structural justification for your load-bearing beams as these are integral to the safety and integrity of your building project. To cut to the chase, your

Structural calculations for house extension

Taking on an ambitious renovation project such as a house extension is bold but you must have a plan in place that will get you the approvals from your local council and will meet with all current set of Building Regulations. Failing to get a the works regularised for your home extension or carrying out

Beam design services

GL Design Services are a team of chartered civil and structural engineers that work on a wide range of construction projects, including house conversions, temporary works and new builds. We are based in Croydon, London, and offer our professional services across London and the South East of England. If you are looking for high quality,

GL Design Services steel connection design

GL Design Services offer professional structural steel connection design services to customers that are fully compliant with currently UK design codes. As a leading team of UK qualified chartered engineers experienced in the calculation of many different building materials including steel, reinforced concrete, timber and masonry structures, we can provide you with a sound steel

Checking engineer services and Category 3 checks (CAT3)

Sometimes an independent professional is required to perform a sanity check of the proposed structural design to ensure that the proposal developed by others is structurally sound and safe to implement. This is especially important for temporary work projects during any building demolition works to make sure that everyone working on site will be safe.

How much does a house extension cost?

House extensions can be a difficult subject to discuss when it comes to accurate costs regarding structural design part. There are many variables that may influence price approximation and support configuration such as overall size of the added part, location and size of openings, used materials, volume of glazing, ground conditions, local vegetation including water

House extension company Croydon

If you are looking to improve your Croydon home with extension, then you should bring in the help of our expert team at GL Design Services Ltd. Our team of professional and experienced structural engineers have been helping Croydon residents for a long time with our services providing structural calculation reports, performing structural surveys, and consultation services

What are structural calculations?

For the past decade, the number of homeowners choosing to improve their home rather than to move home has increased from 3% to 15%. For most homeowners, choosing to improve their homes with building extensions and loft conversions is a way to maximise their living space. Also, improving home environment means that you avoid the

How much does a loft conversion cost?

With so many more people working from home now than ever before in history, there has been a recent boom in homeowners having loft conversions. Loft conversions not only help people to make the best use of all the available space in their home but is now key for homeowners looking to use their loft

Loft conversions in Croydon

If you live in or around the Croydon area and are thinking about having a loft conversion in your home, it is a home improvement project that really does allow you to make the most of all the available space in your home. A loft conversion is ideal for homeowners with a growing family that

Load bearing wall removal

These days many homeowners like the look and feel of an open-plan living space in their homes. This has led to a surge in demand for interior wall removals to open-up rooms to make good use of the available space and let more light into the home. The only problem is that some interior partitions

Chartered structural engineer in Croydon (South London)

GL Design Services are a group of chartered civil and structural engineers with over 14 years of design experience based in Croydon (South London). We have in-depth practical experience across a wide range of diverse engineering projects that cover everything from residential conversions and new builds to temporary works of varying complexity. We have built an

Structural engineer inspection cost

Many people wonder why they should hire a structural engineer and what it would cost to hire one. We like to deliver a solution that is simple and easy to follow, so there are fewer costs and delays when it comes to carrying out the work on site. We also like our clients to understand