Rainbow Building, Plumbing & Electrical Services

Structural Engineer in Brighton and Hove - Structural Engineering Services

Rainbow Building Plumbing & Electrical Services is proud to offer high-quality structural engineering services in Hove. We understand the importance of structural engineering for building safety and longevity, which is why we have partnered with QED Structures to provide top-notch services to our clients.

Experienced Structural Engineers in Brighton and Hove

QED Structures team of structural engineers has extensive experience in the industry, with years of experience designing and assessing structures of all types. Their engineers are highly qualified and have a deep understanding of local building regulations and codes.

Wall Removal

QED Structures can complete a structural engineering site visit for £350 +VAT. By sending them a photo of the wall you are looking to remove, they can mark a location where they would need to make a small opening at the head of the wall/ceiling to confirm if the wall is load bearing or not. If the wall is found to be non-load bearing then there are no further costs, however if identified to be load bearing a further £300+VAT would be charged for the steel beam specification and calculations.

Trusted Structural Engineering Services in Hove

At Rainbow Building Plumbing & Electrical Services, we are committed to providing our clients with the best possible service. We have a proven track record of delivering high-quality structural engineering services to our clients in Hove. Don’t just take our word for it – check out some of our satisfied customer testimonials.

  • We engaged Rainbow to have internal painting and decorating of most of a 4 bedroom detached house. The work was completed to a very high standard in a very reasonable… read more

    Tim Baxter Avatar Tim Baxter

    Work was completed professionally and on time, no complaints

    Liz Finch Avatar Liz Finch

    Great experience with all the team at Rainbow who worked on a complete renovation to the front and side of our property. Couldn’t recommend highly enough – from start to… read more

    Russell M Avatar Russell M
  • Prompt, friendly, courteous, thorough

    James Stafford Avatar James Stafford

    A massive thanks to Kev and his team for a brilliant job on my bathroom renovation which included the removal of a non-load bearing internal wall, full damp proofing, building… read more

    Rowan Bastable Avatar Rowan Bastable

    I commissioned Rainbow to re-render just under our roof. Although busy, Kev fitted us in and did a fantastic job.

    Timothy John Jacobs Avatar Timothy John Jacobs
  • Kev and his team are so reliable, responsive and professional. They always had a solution when the inevitable unforeseen issues with an old house came up and were flexible and… read more

    Laura SeQueira Avatar Laura SeQueira

    We used Rainbow to help fix some house structural problems – cracked walls and roof problems – and to give the exterior a much needed smartening up. Very glad to… read more

    Chris Cousins Avatar Chris Cousins

    Rainbow Building Plumbing & Electrical Services recently moved a kitchen and a boiler to new rooms within the house for us. The work required involved kitchen fitting, plastering, carpentry, flooring,… read more

    Ed K Avatar Ed K
  • Kev and his team did a great job of replacing my bathroom including all walls and flooring. They worked exceptionally hard to produce a great result within the time-frame… read more

    Annemarie Rogers Avatar Annemarie Rogers

    Kev and the team did a wonderful job on our kitchen and even managed to get it all back working in a week! They did encounter some plumbing… read more

    Kate Avatar Kate

    We recently used Rainbow Building on a project to refurbish our kitchen and install new, wider patio doors. Kev has long experience in the industry, and has great attention to… read more

    Foz Fozard Avatar Foz Fozard


Comprehensive Structural Design Services

Our structural design services cover everything from designing new structures to renovating and extending existing ones. We take into account all of the necessary factors, including load-bearing capacities, wind and seismic forces, and environmental conditions, to ensure that your structure is safe and sound.

Building Inspections and Evaluations

Our building inspection and evaluation services can help identify potential problems early on, preventing costly repairs down the line. Our engineers use the latest technologies to assess your building’s structural integrity, identifying any issues that may need to be addressed.

Construction Project Management

Our construction project management services ensure that your project is completed on time and on budget. We use proven methodologies and tools to manage every aspect of your project, from design to construction to completion.

Structural Assessment and Analysis

Our structural assessment and analysis services help identify potential problems and recommend solutions to keep your building safe and sound. We use advanced technologies to assess the structural integrity of your building, including 3D modeling and computer simulations.

Building Regulation Compliance

At Rainbow Building Plumbing & Electrical Services, we are committed to ensuring that your building is up to code and compliant with all local building regulations. Our engineers are intimately familiar with local codes and regulations and can help you navigate the complex landscape of building compliance.

Foundation Design and Evaluation

Our foundation design and evaluation services help ensure that your building’s foundation is strong and stable. We take into account soil conditions, water tables, and other factors to design a foundation that will last for years to come.

Structural Steel Design and Analysis

Our structural steel design and analysis services are perfect for projects that require the strength and durability of steel. We design structures that are not only safe but also efficient and cost-effective.

Retaining Wall Design and Inspection

Our retaining wall design and inspection services help prevent soil erosion and maintain structural safety. We design and inspect retaining walls of all types, ensuring that they are built to last.

Structural Repair and Restoration

If your building has suffered from structural damage, Rainbow Building Plumbing & Electrical Services can help. We offer structural repair and restoration services to help bring your building back to its original condition.

Planning and Consultation Services

Our planning and consultation services help ensure that your project is a success from start to finish. We work closely with you to understand your needs and goals, providing expert guidance and advice every step of the way.

Affordable Structural Engineering Services in Hove

At Rainbow Building Plumbing & Electrical Services, we understand that high-quality structural engineering services should be accessible to everyone.
We strive to provide competitive pricing to our clients to ensure that our services are affordable without compromising on quality.
Contact us today to learn more about our structural engineering services in Hove and how we can help you achieve your building goals.

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Structural Engineer FAQs

If you notice cracks on your walls (internal or external), or suspect subsidence, it is always a good idea to consult with a professional structural engineer.
If you do nothing, your property may be at risk.

A structural engineer/surveyor will carry out an investigation to determine the true cause of any structural concerns you may have, this may include, using equipment such as a Wall Scanner. This device uses radar technology to analyse beams and assists with determining if a wall is load-bearing or not. Once they have completed their inspection of the property, the structural engineer will compile a report detailing his findings along with recommendations as to how to remedy any issues found.

A structural engineer should have a BSc Honours in Structural Engineering as well as a PhD in Structural Engineering. This gives you the confidence that the engineer who will be visiting your property has received the highest level of professional education and training.

A crack in the joint between an extension and the main property can occur for a variety of reasons. One reason could be poor workmanship or a lack of appropriate wall ties, or it could be due to poor foundations being laid during construction. Other reasons can be quite broad and numerous, such as thermal expansion, tree roots, drainage issues, and so on.

If you have cracks above your windows, this could be due to failed lintels or the replacement of windows that were previously supporting the load above. Subsidence could be another reason. A thorough structural engineer inspection will determine the cause and make recommendations for corrective action.