Restoration & Refurbishment Question

Cost of a structural engineer

any one know how much it would cost to get a structural engineer to check my cottage before I start to do restoration work on it, the cottage was build 1900 thanks

4 Answers

Best Answer

The cost can vary alot depending on who you use.In my experience clients have paid from £120-£600.My advice....shop around.

Answered 29th Mar 2011

m w building construction and property maintenance

Member since 28 Sep 2008

Hi
If the engineer is just doing a check then it can vary across the country, but i would say £200 -£500.
If you are having major work like an extension then they can charge around 5-10% of the build.
I would advise on trying to get a one man band engineer instead of a company if you want to save money, because when a did a house in Huddersfield the owners did eventually find one and they saved £200.
Thanks
Jamie Anderton

Answered 29th Mar 2011

Jamie Anderton Plumbing and Heating Specialists

Member since 26 Mar 2011

We know that costs can vary greatly but as builders have found that by targeting the relevant structural areas of the works the professional surveyors time and costs can be kept to a minimum.ie free advice at the planning and quotation stage can reduce the more expensive engineers time on site.Also liason between the contractor and engineer before commencement can eliminate potential misunderstandings leading to unneccessary extra costs.Typically costs could be around £500."Targeted" or easily double this on a"broad-sweep" basis.

Answered 29th Mar 2011

driveways leeds ltd

Member since 3 Jul 2008

285 to 350 for my engineer he does all by email with me i just send him plans or he will do site visit

Answered 1st Apr 2011

RG CARPENTRY AND BUILDING 24HR LOCKSMITH

Member since 31 Oct 2008

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