Complete refurbishment of a 4 storey Victorian mansion in South London. The project comprised removal of a number of load-bearing walls and section of floor to create a dramatic double height space featuring a 6m tall slot window.
The old masonry walls were carefully strengthened to achieve the feature whilst maintaining the integrity of the building.
We have worked with SD structures on a number of projects. Their attention to detail is outstanding and their input has been invaluable on every single project we have completed together. Crucially, SD seek to understand the key architectural concept for the project and how the structure can respond to and fit into this vision. It means that the architectural and structural elements of the design are conceived together and are developed in tandem rather than in opposition to each other.
Their ability to develop the design in three dimensions is a fantastic tool for the architect as the design progresses but also for the contractor on site who is then able to see how the structure fits together in far more detail than with the information produced by most other structural engineers. We would be happy to recommend SD Structures for projects of any size and complexity.Tim O’Callaghan - Director - Nimtim Architects