Structural report on uneven bouncy floors and distorted door frames


Structural problems with houses are not solely highlighted by cracking but instead can be concerns over floor feeling less solid than previous or a door no longer opening and closing as easily as it once did.

Uneven or bouncy floors can occur as floors or the structure supporting them becomes less able to support the floor than it used to.  This might be due to old timber floor joists shrinking off their supports due to the warmth of central heating, or perhaps slight foundation movement of a supporting wall.    

Door frames can similarly be affected.  The wall containing the door might have moved slightly due to some historic removal of a wall beneath or possibly an adjacent tree in the garden has caused the walls in an area of the property to move downwards and distort the shape of the door frame in surrounding walls.

These symptoms may be causing you concern on the safety of integrity of your home, and possibly cause worry of the safety of your and family and you are seeking informed advice.

This is where Structures-Made-Easy can help.  As leading structural engineers with a wealth of experience of buildings from Tudor to modern day, we are the expert specialists who can give reliable guidance on the structural issues.  Other professionals in the construction industry such as surveyors, builders or architects may give initial guidance or recognition of structural matters but reliable specialist advice can only come from a structural engineer. 

We will visit the property to gather evidence on the building and investigate the highlighted issue.  With our experienced and informed eye, we can also judge the structural health of concealed elements such as the foundations based on what we can see above ground.  

We will then produce a detailed written report describing the issue, how severe any problems may be and giving options for how the problems could be repaired and the root cause addressed.  We can also give a very crude guideline on the cost of those repairs.  

Often a structural problem may be localised in the property and you may wish Structures-Made-Easy only need to report only on that issue.  Alternatively, we can investigate the structure of the entire property.

. If you would like to discuss further please feel free to contact us using our email or call us on 0207 965 7376

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