You May be Surprised by the Number of Ways a Structural Analysis Engineer Could Help You

By Vincent Brady

If you mention structural engineers to most people, they will think of large building projects or having home surveys when they are buying a new property. Sometimes, they can be involved in other types of work too, and you may be surprised at how many situations a structural analysis engineer could help you with.

Making Planning Permission Easier

Obtaining planning permission can be a very time-consuming and costly exercise. It can cost many hundreds of euros to apply and you do not want to lose that money because your planning permission in refused.

At Banrach Consulting Engineers, we have a team of planning consultant engineers who understand all the current legislation and know the best way to present your application to the relevant authority. We will be able to give you advice on what is likely to be acceptable and help you to make any necessary adjustments to your plans.

Planning officers are human like the rest of us. They have a job to do, and although we may not always agree with their decisions, you need to give your planning permission its best chance of success. With our team of planning consultant engineers that is exactly what you will do.

A Structural Analysis Engineer Can help With Subsidence

There can be several causes of subsidence, from water flow to vegetation that has been planted to close to your building’s foundations.  Our subsidence engineers will be able to compile a report no matter how much damage has been done and give you the advice you need to solve a difficult issue.

The list of possible defects caused by this problem is long, but our team of subsidence engineers will react quickly to ensure your property does not suffer more than it needs to.

Subsidence can happen to private dwellings or commercial buildings, and if you have any inkling you may have this problem, you should contact us straight aways as the sooner it is resolved the better.

Civil Engineering

There are many different aspects to civil engineering and here at Banrach Consulting Engineers we have experience in them all. Our civil engineering experts will create solutions from concept to the final product, and all our plans and drawings will meet local authority standards. We arrange for camera inspections to be carried out by reputable and experienced CCTV survey companies, which is just one area of the quality support we provide.

If you are just looking for some civil engineering advice or want to use our project management services, we are here to assist you all the way through the processes.

Snag Lists for New Properties

Moving into a new property where you are the first occupiers is the dream of many people. However, often there are problems that you hoped would not occur. Sometimes, windows have gaps or won’t shut properly, a pipe could be leaking, or there could be a problem with the roof or the brickwork.

The construction companies will usually deal with these problems without any issue, but it is wise to get your new property checked over by professionals before you give them your snagging list. A structural analysis engineer from Banrach may well spot problems that you had not noticed, and it is far better to get them dealt with now while the construction company is still responsible for correcting any issues.

Flood Risk Assessments

There are some areas of Ireland that are more likely to flood than others, but it is a possibility anywhere. Developers of new properties are supposed to check this out and let potential buyers know. However, the sales people might not be fully aware of the situation and it is always wise to have your own flood assessment risk report.

This does not necessarily mean the property would be a bad buy, but our flood assessment risk engineers will be able to advise you on the things you can do to minimise any flood damage to your property.

Building Surveys

Regardless of whether you are considering purchasing a private or commercial property, you need to know if it has any problems or is likely to have in the future. The last thing you need is to buy a new industrial unit, for example, and then discover it needs a new roof after 6 months. You may have stretched yourself financially to buy this unit and no longer have the spare finances to handle such a large project. This could be disastrous for your business.

Our building surveyors will carry out a full inspection of the property and provide you with a report on any issues they find.

Often referred to as a structural survey, this is the most comprehensive check on a residential property and will let you know of any maintenance issues and the costs involved in correcting any problems.

Using the Best

Buildings of all types cost a lot of money, and you need to have the peace of mind that the one you are buying is safe, or the one you are already in does not have any issues that need urgent attention. You can be assured when you use any of the services provided by a structural analysis engineer at Banrach Consulting Engineers that you will be working with the best.

We will always keep you updated and communicate with you so you are always aware of what is happening or going to happen. As all our engineers are qualified in their field and have many years’ experience between them, we have worked on every type of project you can think of, and now we can use that knowledge to help you.

If you want the help of a reputable and trusted structural engineer call us today on 01 969 63736, or email us at Our friendly support staff are here to put you in touch with the right engineers and you will soon realise that you have made the right choice by using Banrach Consulting Engineers.