Horizon can provide a broad range of engineering services to assist with your project, including:
Our engineers undertake designs in all construction materials, from the conventional concrete, steel, masonry and timber through to aluminium, glass and rammed earth.
In addition to designing to the current Eurocodes in the United Kingdom, our engineers have completed commissions throughout Europe including France, Switzerland and Germany utilising the local regulations. In addition to this, we have been commissioned to design structures using American and Indian Codes of Practice in areas of high seismic activity.
The practice formats its design methods depending of the size and complexity of the scheme to give the most cost effective solution for the client. Designs can be developed using BIM (Building Information Modelling) for the efficient transfer of information or the latest 3D software, which enables large structures to be economised and exported to suppliers. Our aim is to provide solutions that are sympathetic to the structure while being cost effective.
Our Chartered Engineers offer a wealth of experience in designing civil engineering structures, and they work closely with architects and surveyors to deliver timely, cost-effective results.
The team has worked on sites of all sizes, providing solutions to the relevant codes of practice, such as British Standards or Highway Specification. We have experience in utilising Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems to avoid discharge consents, as well as remediation systems to regenerate brown field sites.
Visual and non-intrusive, structural inspections are required in many circumstances, including property purchase or if a defect has been identified.
The range of properties that might be inspected varies from new builds with latent defects or subsidence issues through to barn conversions and historic buildings.
Our team of chartered engineers have a significant number of years experience inspecting properties across the UK, and in recommending cost efficient solutions where improvements need to be made. This can be executed in time scales to fit with mortgage requirements if necessary.
All buildings have an expected design life and when a building reaches this stage their structures can require detailed investigations. An investigation will highlight possible defects that can be rectified if necessary to ensure the building is suitable for future use and extend its life span.
The building boom of the 1970s produced a significant number of properties which have now come to the end of the expected design life. These buildings can continue to be developed, with their life expectancy extended, providing the defects inherent from this era are investigated and dealt with.
The regeneration of properties and ongoing maintenance of historic buildings has led to a wide range of investigation and repair techniques, including visual inspection, chemical analysis, strength tests, penetrating radar and micro gravity.
At Horizon Structures we can provide all of these to ensure buildings provide the required levels of health and safety.
The range of services we can offer our clients includes the design of temporary works where required. The construction of most types of permanent works will require some form of temporary works, and our engineers have a wealth of experience in designing solutions for these across the many sectors. We have undertaken schemes that have involved:
At Horizon Structures, our engineers have experience in designing a wide range of structures and can provide expert advice, plans and detailed designs as required. All designs will be configured to the current Codes of Practice such as National Access and Scaffolding Confederation guidelines, Eurocodes or Building Research Establishment guidelines and are supported by full and comprehensive calculations.