Property Improvement, Hove

Photo of completed kitchen/diner

It’s always great to be involved in residential projects which transform the client’s home environment. We engineer a great number of home improvements in the local areas around Sussex and Hampshire, and this is an example of a classic ‘knock though’ project recently completed at a 1930’s house in Hove.

A knock through basically involves removing a dividing wall between two rooms. In this case, the client wanted to connect the existing kitchen and dining room together to create a bright, modern open-plan kitchen/dining area.

People often wonder if a structural engineer needs to be involved when an internal wall is being removed. In this case, our input was essential as the wall to be removed included a large chimney breast, and a steel frame had to be inserted at first floor level to support what remained of the chimney above.

We provided all the necessary drawing and calculations required to obtain building regulations approval and the work was undertaken by Goodwin & Tucker; a building firm based at Burgess Hill in West Sussex. The builders did an excellent job and the client was very happy with their new light and airy living/dining space.


Do you require engineering for your home improvement project?

If you are looking to knock through or extend your property, please free to contact us and have a chat with a member of our friendly, approachable engineering team. We have a 100% success rate for Building Regulations Applications and we are always happy to provide a free, no obligation quote.

You can find more information about how we can help on our Residential Services pages. You can also find answers to commonly asked questions about structural engineering and home improvements on our FAQS page.


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