GCA provide a range of structural surveys and associated services

We bring the same quality of service to our small schemes as we demonstrate on our large projects. For extensions of any size, from significant multi-storey additions to simple but effective conservatories.
Retaining walls are structures designed to retain soils at different levels where there is insufficient space to allow stable slopes to be provided (generally 1 in 1.5 to 1 in 2).
GCA engineers frequently undertake ‘calculation only’ based services for beam and column calculations – these are often required for Building Regulation approval. We work closely with the appointed Architects
Using years of experience and the latest software we can design alternative layouts for existing areas.  Take a look at your ideas in 3D, reassigning facilities and services to best adapt the space available.
GCA regularly undertakes structural appraisals of domestic properties for buyers and vendors. If a home owner identifies movement our Chartered Structural Engineers will be able to undertake a structural survey.
Party wall matters can seem complex, but our experienced engineers can guide you through the necessary steps to ensure your project runs smoothly. The following is provided for information.

Structural Surveys and Defects Reports

GCA (UK) Ltd provide a Structural Survey or a Defects Report for the home owner or potential home buyer. This type of report can be requested by the valuer or surveyor following their inspection of the property and would relate to specific defects for which he advises the opinion of a Chartered Structural Engineer. Some reports requested by the owner or potential home buyer to provide reassurance or give an opinion as to the structural integrity of a property to identify areas of weakness.

Once instructed we will make arrangements to visit and inspect the property. The report produced will outline the observations of the Engineer and will itemise any structurally significant problems and outline the scope of any remedial works.

The immediate area will also be observed and if appropriate the Engineer will advise on the effect of nearby trees, vegetation or ground conditions which may be affecting the property

Unless specifically mentioned the survey will exclude all non structural matters and it is not normal practice to lift floor coverings or floorboards. If further invasive investigative measures are required the Engineer will advise and, if required, organise.