At Engel Construction Ltd, we manage structural works of all types for domestic and commercial clients in London. We have completed a number of complex alterations for customers in Mayfair, Kensington and the surrounding areas. With qualified structural engineers, our company can manage projects from start to finish, including producing highly accurate calculations. We also work to existing plans clients already have drawn up.
Strong structural elements are essential to the stability of any building and structural works must be undertaken with great skill and attention-to-detail. We have the technical expertise and experience to undertake both superstructure and substructure structural works.
From correcting structural defects on a commercial building in Kensington to carrying out underpinning for a basement construction at a home in Mayfair, our team works on projects of any size. We are committed to meeting all client requirements, budgets and timescales.
Our structural works services include, but are not limited to the following:
Removing Load Bearing Walls
The removal of a load bearing wall must be carefully calculated and carried out to ensure the structure remains sound and stable. At Engel Construction Ltd, our engineers draw up detailed plans and drawings before effectively knocking through load-bearing walls. Knock throughs are beneficial for improving the layout of a property, creating better flow and for allowing more natural light to enter.
In structural works, propping is a system of structural members used for temporarily supporting loads. Propping materials come in various shapes and sizes, so can be used for a wide variety of projects. We often use acrow props to support medium loads, but other regular types we use include tilt props, trishore props, mono props and titan props. Our team accurately installs propping systems to provide safe and secure support to structures.
We undertake underpinning for various construction projects across London, including in Mayfair. Underpinning is the method of strengthening faulty foundations or increasing the depth of the foundation. Underpinning may be needed for a number of reasons, such as to support additional building storeys or to repair an unstable foundation. Our team is able to offer a variety of underpinning methods, including traditional mass concrete. This method involves sectional excavating to a pre-planned depth (below the structures footing) and filling the excavated cavity with a poured concrete mix, which is left to cure.
A foundation is the lower section of a building structure that transfers its gravity loads to the ground. Foundations need to be strong to ensure the safety, stability and durability of a building. There are two main types of foundations; shallow and deep. To determine which is best, we calculate the required depth in relation to the design of a building and the ground conditions. Shallow foundations are best when the surface soils offer enough support. Deep foundations are used to transfer gravity loads deep enough, to find the most suitable soils.
If you require contractors or subcontractors for refurbishment structural works in Kensington, or a nearby area, our fully trained workforce can help. We provide structural repairs, renovations and modifications throughout London. The types of services we offer include substructure and superstructure works, concrete frame structures, façade retention and temporary works support. With project managers qualified in civil engineering and a wealth of experience, we are able to manage structural refurbishments from start to finish.
Excavation is the method of removing earth to form a cavity in the ground. At Engel Construction Ltd, our team has years of experience completing excavations as groundwork contractors and subcontractors. We are trained to use heavy plant vehicles to excavate large amounts of materials such as topsoil, aggregates and muck. Our team is knowledgeable in essential Health & Safety policies to help protect workers on site, the general public and all nearby properties. We use various techniques and equipment such as shoring, guardrails and ladders, to safely support excavations and to prevent collapse.