Self-Build Projects

When should I engage a structural engineer?

As soon as you can. For new self-build projects circa 28-33% of cost is in the ground hence it is vital to ensure that the project is led right from the early design stages. Our typical process involves liaising with the homeowner and their architect at early stages to indicate the scope of geological investigation.

Do self-builders have to consult a structural engineer for self-build projects?

Yes. We will provide you with guidance regarding structural aspects of your dream home and design necessary elements. Over the years, we have worked with the majority of Structural Warranties and Approved Inspectors in the UK to ensure compliance of our clients' projects.

What structural engineering aspects of the project does NOVO cover?

We can lead the project from concept design and advise towards the design direction through Building Control drawings up to on site monitoring and site visit during the construction process.

How much does a structural engineer cost for a Self-Build project?

We operate on flat hourly rates and flat site visit rates. Please contact us for further information.