The property occupies a prominent position nearby New Barnet rail station. The property comprises a double fronted ground floor lock up shop situated within a terraced building arranged over lower ground, ground and two upper floors. The brief was to design a new large loft conversion over two flats and large internal openings. Progressive Collapse Design was required to ensure the building is fully strengthened and tied from top to bottom.
Conceptual Design Samples
The project required design of new steel beams to accompany the large span floor and roof beams, concrete pad stone and precast concrete beam bearing design and new timber dormer design. Steel spreader beam design for large point loads to existing masonry as well as a masonry stability check (piers) was undertaken and reviewed. Finally, a roof rafter was designed as well as the timber floor and roof joists followed by a Progressive Collapse Design according to Building Regulations Document A3 to ensure the building was fully strengthened.