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Rsj-engineer report

i have just had an extension built in which a few rsj's were used, The question i have is would it be a good idea to get an engineer's report?

3 Answers

You have to have an engineers calcs to show that the rsjs are up to the job that they are doing.You will NOT get the extension signed off by building control without them.Who decided on what rsjs to use then? If it was you or your builder (and i use the term builder loosely) then that was a mistake that might result in you replacing them if the engineer finds them unacceptable.You cannot guess these things!

Answered 22nd Feb 2012

Roc builders

Member since 25 Aug 2011

rocs spot on ,i also fail to see how this has went unnoticed by building control who should have had a copy of structural calcs with the drawings ,sounds to me there has been no building control sign off throughout this build which means you will need much more than an engineers report ,ie you will need a miracle to get sign off after its been built,footings have to be checked ,floor build up ,stapping to roof detail ,electrics ,plumbing the list goes on ,surely when you got quotes you got some builders telling you of the requirements ,smells like another CHEAP OPTION ,again pay cheap ,pay twice there are no bargains in building just cheap crap ,you get what you pay for and im afraid like always the cheap option will cost you in the long run.

Answered 22nd Feb 2012


Member since 7 Jun 2008

Building control will need the calcs to sign off the job usually. It is also possible your builder had agreed to put oversized RSJ's in with building control officer when on site visit. As to not have to pay for structural calcs. I would contact building control today and find out what they have on record. Hope it's the latter good luck

Answered 23rd Feb 2012

jd kent

Member since 14 Jun 2008

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