Residential Engineering is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, providing solutions to complex and challenging projects. We work closely with clients, from concept design through to construction management, providing expert advice and ensuring all aspects of the project are delivered on time and within budget.

Our structural team has extensive experience in providing review and certification, detailed design and documentation for a broad spectrum of residential and larger projects. Our 40 years of experience has enabled us to fine-tune our delivery so we can service large volumes of projects in a timely, cost-effective manner whilst maintaining a high level of customer service. We provide a range of structural engineering services to clients, with expertise in residential, medium-density developments and retirement villages.

Our structural engineering services include:

  • Customised residential structures
  • Residential extensions
  • Medium-density developments
  • Retirement villages
  • Swimming pools
  • Suspended floor systems
  • Roof systems
  • Outbuildings, garages, patios and gazebos
  • Framing
  • Retaining wall design and certification
  • Stormwater
Capability Statement

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls play an essential role in protecting structures from potential damage from soil/organic material and hydrostatic pressures. They can also help add another dimension to your garden or green space and complete your outdoor look!

Retaining walls ensure that your home and bystanders are not put at risk by potential soil collapse, and can also be used to create stepped levels for landscaping purposes, or for practical reasons where soil would otherwise encroach on a road or public footpath.

A retaining wall is erected post excavation or filling an embankment to provide support. This in turn helps prevent soil from collapsing suddenly and or eroding slowly.


FAQ

Do I need a Structural Engineer?

A structural engineer’s main role is to ensure your structure is built properly and will not face issues such as major cracks, heaves or even collapse, they are specially trained to ensure residential structures are supported properly and know how to design these supports.

Most councils will require a structural engineer to sign off on plans before a building permit is issued, this also takes the responsibility off yourself if anything goes wrong with the build that was approved by the engineer.


What’s a Deep Edge Beam (DEB)?

A Deep Edge Beam is the concrete footing around the edge of the slab that has been enlarged or deepened to contain fill. It can also provide for a level floor where cutting or filling alone will not suffice. Also known as Drop Edge Beam, Stepped Edge Beam or Thickened Edge Beam.


Are Waffle Pod Slab Systems good?

Waffle Pods have a range of benefits apart from being more affordable and less time consuming than other slab methods. The construction is completely on-ground rather than in-ground like a conventional raft slab – This has several benefits including:
● The shrinkage behaviour is improved due to the lower restraint compared with a raft with embedded beams.
● The structural performance is enhanced, as there is no concern about down-drag of embedded beams due to clay shrinkage.
● Conventional raft slabs are susceptible to this.
● There is a greater propensity for ingress of moisture under the slab.

Contact us to find out the best slab type for your project.


Do I need a Retaining Wall?

Retaining walls are important for properties with slopes/dips or a high risk of erosion. Retaining walls play a pivotal role in the protection of structures from damage related to soil and hydrostatic pressures. Soil collapse can not only put your home at risk for damage, but it can also put bystanders in physical danger, so it’s important to build and maintain your retaining walls properly and to understand their role in the protection of your home.


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All our designs are carefully crafted for the best outcome to suit each project and client’s wants and needs.