Paramount Structural Engineering Services Limited (PSESL) is an established consultancy specialising in providing planning and structural engineering services for domestic, commercial buildings and new builds.
PSESL was founded by Mahesh and Rekha in 2007 and has become a muti- disciplinary practice giving both architectural and structural engineering service under one umbrella. The principle objective of our partnership is to provide a prompt and personal service to our clients.
With all of the structural design and architectural works being undertaken by both of us, the overheads are kept low and hence our fees are competitive.
We specialise in single and multi-storey extensions, new builds, loft conversions and change of use conversions.
We provide our clients with a complete service from architectural design, structural calculations, detailed drawings, planning submission and approvals. We also provide individual services such as structural calculations or detailed drawings for clients including architects and contractors.
Where there is a potential for a loft to be converted into a habitable room, a fully detailed drawing will be produced indicating the layout of supporting structural members.
PSESL has extensive experience in the design of various loft layouts. A dormer is normally recommended, the size of which will be dependent on the 'Permitted Development' guidelines (see FAQ) and whether the property is in a conservation area.
The key aspects of any loft conversions are the layout of the staircase and natural or artificial lighting within the loft room. A Juliette balcony often adds both character and additional lighting.
If an existing roof space can be converted into a habitable room, which will be determined on site visit, a fully detailed drawing will be produced indicating layout of supporting structural members.
Where there is a good sized frontage to accommodate a car parking space, a garage conversion to provide a habitable room may be possible. Such conversions currently require planning permission. PSESL will advise the client on the feasibility of this proposal at the time of the survey.
From concept to completion, PSESL can provide a full architectural and structural design service to other Architects and Contractors and to prospective clients who approach us directly.