Residential and domestic
ARC Engineers undertakes a wide variety of structural design work and small scale domestic projects are an essential part of our practice portfolio demanding as much attention to detail and expertise as any of our major commercial schemes.
Do I need a structural engineer?
As a domestic client you may need a structural engineer for a number of reasons, and the links below will provide further details of the services we offer for typical enquiries.
One simple question to ask yourself is:
“Am I getting the best advice or the cheapest advice?”
A structural engineer is a professional advisor, similar to a solicitor or accountant. Sought at the right time, our advice can save you time, and money. Many domestic clients only undertake one building project in their lifetime, and we are here to help you, along with your architect, to deliver that project on time and on budget.
You should not leave the appointment of the structural engineer to the last minute, nor should you consider the structural engineer to be a subcontractor to the builder. We are here to help and advise you; have a look at our ‘What not to do’ page for examples of what happens when the engineering is left to chance: