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Loft Conversion to Extensive Extension & Internal Alterations

Last week finished up with the design and detailing for a proposed loft conversion in Derby. This week we will be looking at more loose steel beam design, an extensive extension and internal alterations to a detached property in Derby, structural calculations for a barn conversion and trying to stay on top of the admin…
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Kitchen Extension

Rounding up last week, work included surveys for  a loft conversion and a single storey extension, structural report on a barn conversion, aluminium coping design. We also caught up with the team at Approved Building Control at their new offices and Inertia Consulting. Extra curricular activities including dog walking, bread making, pie making and a weekend…
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First Full Week..

Em’barking’on our first full week in the Bargate Design Ltd office this week with Fred for company. Morning commute replaced with an hours walk now to business with some steelwork design, residential extensions & loft conversions, writing up a survey for a barn conversion and a cheeky bit of aluminium design.

Structural Calculations – My Little Red Book

This little red book has served me well for the last 14 years on a wide range of residential and commercial design projects, including designing one off steel beams to remove load bearing walls up to full new build commercial and industrial projects. The loose pages are around the concrete reinforcement tables, a frequently referenced…
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Final Week

This weekend involved residential site visits, steel beam designs and calculations for a garden retaining wall. Even found time to install the plasterboard to the new kitchen ceiling as part of our own extension project. Straight into the final week before full time self employment, plenty of work to do……  

Evening Quote Session

A pleasant evening behind the laptop putting quotes together for a variety of projects, including steel beam designs for residential wall removals, loft conversions, structural condition surveys, steel stair designs and support to shop front glazing within a shopping centre. Projects based in Derby and much further afield.

Residential Developments and more…

Nice start to the week issuing calculations and structural markup plans for a residential development comprising a mix of detached and semi-detached properties. Elements included steel beam design, masonry checks for walls outside of Approved document A, timber diaphragm wall design and a lintel design for a large opening bi-fold door. Next project: design and…
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Local Business – RH Guitars UK

Local Business Shout-out: RH Guitars, Idridgehay Our good friend Rob Hodgson is a pretty amazing Luthier. He made the bass guitar above for me over a year ago now and it will be the last bass I ever buy! He has just released his first acoustic guitar (see below) and is working on the next…
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In Business!

First batch of invoices issued last night for Bargate Design Ltd. Great feeling! Thanks to everyone for the kind words, support and recommendations so far it really is appreciated.

Completed Project Update

Recently completed projects: timber, masonry and steelwork calculations for an Orangery Extension in Derby : steel beam designs for a new build house in Heacham : calculations for steel staircase for a Fabricator in Walsall. Plenty more lined up for next week but room for more. Please get in touch if we can be of…
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