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Specialist Structures


Working either directly with specialist fabricators and contractor, or as part of a team involving architects and local authorities, we have provided designs for such structures as:

Timber bridges
Portal frames
Canopies and shelters
Shadesails
Balustrades
Handrail systems

Our designs have been used in:

Transport projects  - such as London DLR stations and major airports
Health – such as Llanfrechfa & Orkney hospitals 
Leisure - shopping centres including Marlowe Shopping Centre and House of Bruar
Educational projects - including primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges nationwide. 

We have completed many projects on behalf of Broxap Ltd  - a specialist, single-source, sub-contractor in the design and build sector.

Canopies, Shades and Railing

  • Glass sheeting on aluminium frames for a large conservatory and canopy project at the House of Bruar in Scotland.

  • Our structural designs were used for the foundations of this glass and steel canopy at Aberystwyth Railway Station.

  • We designed this bespoke monopitch canopy with a toughened glass planar roof for the Edward Wilson School in Westminster.

  • We provided structural calculations for this primary school’s glass and steel wave structure and its pile-driven foundations. 

  • Our design for a steel sheeting and frame mono-pitch canopy at Pembury Hospital.

  • An unusual bespoke glass and steel frame canopy designed for Marlowe Shopping Centre in Hemel Hempstead.


Civil Engineering Projects

  • A challenging project to design the foundations and decking for this café extension over the Rover Goyt.

  • Working closely with the Diocese of Chester we assessed this retaining churchyard wall and designed both temporary shoring works and a replacement wall.

  • This new-build mansion-style house features a reinforced concrete basement and a pre-cast wide-slab ground floor.


  • A broken mains water pipe caused the collapse of banking at the River Dane in Cheshire. Our replacement design combined soil stabilisation techniques with a new river outlet for a large mains sewer overflow.

  • The many structural timber projects we have designed include this award-winning arch bridge footbridge in the Lathkill Dale Peak District. 

  • Demolition of the brick mill which originally stood on this site had left the basement areas filled with rubble. Despite the presence of underlying rock and an adjacent river bank we were able to use dynamic ground compaction to improve the site. 


Bespoke Projects

  • Our expertise in the design of stainless steel light boxes helped create Manchester’s Media City Bridge.

  • Mellor Archaeological Society asked us to provide strengthening details for this access tunnel. 

  • We design many bespoke traditional timber solutions, such as these green oak king post trusses with curved tie beams, which were created for a project in Turkey.

















































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