Barn and Loft Conversions

Sometimes structural works are not necessary and we can justify using the existing fabric.


 Loft conversions impose additional loads on buildings, and often re-distribute the weight of the roof. Structural calculations are usually required by building control.  


Grade II Listed Building, Osmotherley. Several cracks of up to 60mm wide in the garage attached to the house were originally thought to indicate settlement. A structural inspection found that three walls were being pushed outwards by the hipped gable. Previous extensive repairs which had even included a new roof had failed to address the root of the problem.


Typical redundant farm buildings. We usually provide a general report that can be used  for planning, followed by detailed design for structural aspects of the conversions. 









Conversion of this barn required structural input to limit the extent of repairs. The roof had spread at eaves level which necessitated some demolition of the walls, to the concern of the Planning Authority. Additional ‘A’ frame roof trusses were installed to add rigidity without compromising head room. 




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Middleton Lodge Dovecote

The Dovecote project involved the adaption of a set of town outbuildings into first class hotel & wedding accommodation. Roofs and floors were upgraded and a number of walls were rebuilt and strengthened to allow the redevelopment to go ahead.


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Broadway foot, Hawnby

S&CC gave a structural report on a listed thatched cottage, near the Village of Hawnby, oulining the implications caused by major fire damage.


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Compilation of Repair Schedule

d33-03Compilation of Repair Schedule for the purchaser. This end cottage on the sea front was built into the cliff face and appeared to have a history of structural distress. The end gable in the photograph is being supported by raking props.

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Timber Extension, Bingley

We provided structural assistance during the construction of an extension in the southeast wing of this residential property. This included strengthening the roof trusses, designing new steel beams and hardwood timber joints for the ceiling and demolishing a load-bearing wall, which adjoined the chimneybreast.

At Structural and Civil Consultants ltd we are glad to provide structural input for domestic properties such as this conversion.

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Reeth Road, Richmond

Structural and Civil Consultants ltd are glad to provide structural input for domestic properties such as this extension, with its distinctive Timber member lantern roof.











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