We carry out investigations, preliminary designs and provide reports in support of planning applications. The includes Basement Impacts Assessments (BIA) and Construction Method Statements (CMS) that are now becoming a standard requirement for Basement Planning Applications within the London Boroughs, including the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.
We carry out the structural design for new build, extensions, alterations and refurbishments. We use the latest structural software to ensure our designs meet the various design codes and regulations.
We design Temporary Works (TWs) for both above ground and subterranean (basement) structures. TWs are an important part of the construction process and practical design solutions. They not only benefit the contractor working on site, in terms of health & safety and maintaining access for construction activities, but also can lead to cost savings.
Prior to embarking on the design of a project including potentially expensive Planning Applications, it is important to know whether the clients and architects’ visions and objectives can be achieved -particularly if there are challenging site constraints. We carry out feasibility studies that will examine engineering issues and provide the client and architect with the facts to help make more informed decisions about their project.
Most commonly these relate to defects, cracking and movement that have become apparent to a home owner or highlighted in a surveyor’ ‘homebuyers’ report. The issues typically relate to roof sagging, floor deflections, bulging and leaning walls and ground subsidence.
We provide advice & checking services to home or asset owners, requiring a ‘second opinion’ on another engineers design. We also check the designs and calculations for local authorities and for adjoining owners in relation to work affecting party walls such as basements.
More of our projects are now being carried out using 3D modelling which brings projects to life. We are continually investing in software and staff training to offer the most appropriate advice and service for clients requiring BIM.
We work closely withother consultants and contractors in related disciplines offering additional services including: ground and building investigations, soil & material testing, ground modelling, flood risk assessments, drainage and highway design and traffic impact assessments.
We are really enjoying working with Hall Davis on what is a large, complicated, concrete frame building. Nick and Adrian have contributed expertise, creativity, flexibility and patience during the coordination process.
I have worked with Hall Davis on a number of projects over the last 8 years and have been extremely pleased with their work. Attention to detail and willingness to discuss and overcome problems have led to quality projects.
I have employed Adrian and his team on a number of varied and complicated projects from listed buildings, complicated refurbishments to new build structures. I have always found Adrian extremely professional, commercially aware and solution focused and would have no hesitation to recommend Hall Davis.
We have worked with Hall Davis on a variety of projects over the last few years. They provide an invaluable service with minimum delay acting with friendly professionalism, speed and efficiency throughout.
We have a long term working relationship with Hall Davis and we will continue to do so. They are a dynamic team full of energy and passionate about what they do, also fun to work with! We work closely together to resolve any tricky issues and that teamwork process has helped in many projects.
An outstanding team of people to work with who really care about the project and coming up with the best possible solutions. It is rare to find a consultant who is truly collaborative and willing to work with you to come up with the answer that works for everyone but can definitely say that Hall Davis is in that category.