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At Centex Engineering, we offer practical engineering solutions to help you complete renovation projects to your home or business in Ontario. Our team of experts has 15 years experience in the construction industry. We are qualified to advise on a wide range of projects. If you intend to make any structural design changes to your home or office, we recommend you consult one of our structural engineers beforehand to ensure proper design, permitting and construction.
What is a structural change?
A structural change is anything that involves removing a wall or support structure in your building or home. Anything beyond painting or reflooring a space will typically involve some type of structural change. This means you should get advice from a structural engineer for almost any work you want to do on the premises — including changes to a septic system or even the addition of a second-storey deck.
When assessing a structural change, our job is to find out if it will compromise the integrity of the building. If this is the case, we will propose a solution to ensure your house or office stays secure and the project can continue as intended. For example, if you want to remove a supporting wall to extend your kitchen, it is recommended to consult Centex for the complete design of a beam and columns to support the wall removal.
There are a number of considerations when planning an addition for your home or business. Certain municipalities may ask you to obtain a building permit for residential additions, such as sunrooms, solariums or attached garages. The same is true of commercial additions. Both will require you to submit drawings. You will need to consider if there are load-bearing walls or foundations where you plan to construct your addition. Our team can assist you through the process of building an addition for your home or business.
Getting renovation advice from a structural engineer can be very important, depending on the extent of the project. As we mentioned above, if you are removing any walls or support beams then it is essential to understand whether this will compromise your house. If you are extending a kitchen, removing a partition or combining multiple rooms, then you should consult with our team on the project. Contact us today for an assessment.