New Homes or Extensions

New Homes or Extensions need to have the correct footing system that is compatible with the site. Your Engineer can inspect the site, visually examine the soil type, and provide a “site classification” in accordance with the Residential Slabs and footings Code of Australia. Sites vary from very stable sandy or rock sites, through to reactive clay soils that shrink and swell with seasonal change, and problem sites such as uncompacted filled ground. Based on the site classification, a suitable footing design can be prepared for you or your builder to follow.

During construction the Engineer can inspect your footings or slabs, prior to pouring concrete, to ensure compliance with the design.

Structural Design
New Homes and Extensions
New Homes and Extensions

Renovations
Renovations
renovations

Renovations

Renovations involving the removal, or part removal, of walls must be undertaken with care so that the structure will be safe and serviceable after the job is complete. Your experienced builder is often capable of assessing this situation however, occasionally may require the Structural Engineer to assist him in determining the replacement support structure.


Upper-Level Extensions

Upper-level extensions are often proposed to be constructed over an existing house. You are about to place a huge additional load on the house, which is quite happy just supporting itself. This exercise must not be undertaken lightly and should be performed by a licensed builder who is experienced in upper-level extensions. Council will usually require engineering certification that the existing structure is suitable for the proposed extra loads.

Upper Level Extensions
Upper Level Extensions
Upper Level Extensions

Multi-Level Structures
Multi-Level Structures
Multi-Level Structures

Multi-Level Structures

Lomas & Associates have the capacity to design and document multi-level structures to economically satisfy the clients brief.