From simple starter homes to large mansions, Rushmoor Engineering has designed thousands of new houses. We provide a professional and bespoke service to self-build clients in the building of a single dwelling and developers involved in housing estates.
We have provided structural designs for the houses on large new estates across the UK. Our clients include major housing developers, such as Charles Church, Persimmon Homes, Barratt Homes, Crest Nicholson, and Taylor-Wimpey.
Timber frame construction is now a regular and established method of building houses in the UK. Utilising engineered timber we provide efficient structural designs allowing economical and long-lasting buildings to be erected faster than traditional masonry designs.
Our timber frame designs meet all of today’s structural, thermal, and acoustic requirements, while off-site manufacture produces consistent quality and dramatic reductions in construction time.
Rushmoor Engineering can provide advice, structural inspections, structural calculations and technical drawings for alterations, extensions and conversions of a variety of structures and buildings.
If you are looking to make alterations to your home, whether it be new internal openings, building extensions or a new out-building we will provide an efficient and professional service tailored to your requirements.
We have worked with individuals in converting barns to luxury homes and with developers in the conversion of office buildings to new apartments.
We can work directly with the architect and the builder, reducing the burden of management on the client.
Rushmoor Engineering regularly works with developers, timber frame manufacturers and architects to provide structural calculations and designs for apartment buildings.
Rushmoor Engineering was one of the first companies to extend the design of timber construction above four storeys and actively encourages the development of structural timber as the ideal material for medium rise buildings. We now regularly design apartment buildings of up to seven stories.
The advantages are clear :
The TF2000 research project on a full size six storey timber frame block of flats demonstrated that timber frame is a robust and efficient method of constructing medium rise buildings.
Rushmoor Engineering has been engaged by architects, developers and timber frame manufacturers to provide structural calculations and designs of many student accommodation buildings.
Student accommodation is generally in modular buildings consisting of repetitive units in large blocks. We have found that timber frame is ideal for such structures allowing efficient and economical buildings. The lightweight structure and speed of erection are just two of the many benefits of timber frame.
We have recently undertaken much development work in modular construction using volumetric timber frame bedroom pods that are supplied pre-fabricated, with insulation, cladding, glazing and services fitted within the walls, greatly accelerating construction times.
Rushmoor Engineering has extensive experience in providing the structural design of many hotels to developers and timber frame manufacturers.
Timber frame has been chosen as the construction method of hotels in almost every town and along the motorways of the UK. The repetitive nature of the bedroom blocks means the structure can be constructed in a factory and quickly erected on site ready for early occupation.
More recently we have worked on the development of the use of modular construction for hotel structures, using volumetric timber frame pods pre-fabricated off-site and supplied fitted out with all services and furnished with bathroom and bedroom furniture. This has led to vastly increased construction times.
Rushmoor Engineering have designed many education and healthcare buildings in England and Wales, working closely with developers, architects and contractors.
For school buildings a short construction time is often critical to fit within school holiday periods. The structure can be designed to allow wide clear spans for classrooms and hall facilities. The materials used are specified to allow efficient and comfortable climate controlled buildings. Rushmoor engineering have extensive experience in the design of school buildings and are familiar with the requirements of these specialised structures.
Doctors surgeries are a mixture of modular office, examination rooms and wide, open waiting rooms. We are regularly asked to design care homes for the elderly. These typically have modular bedrooms and large, open plan communal living spaces.
These building types are all suited to timber frame construction as it is an economical building method that allows stylish design features such as open, double height ceilings with exposed timber beams and skylights, providing a bright, airy and relaxing environment.
Rushmoor Engineering has worked with architects to develop buildings such as Exhibition centres, theatres, club houses, meeting halls and swimming pool enclosures. We have also designed public houses and restaurants.
The structure is designed to provide large clear rooms. We often use aesthetically pleasing materials, such as exposed timber beams in our designs.
We often receive requests from clients wishing to create traditional, character buildings using the rustic look of timber and exposed timber frame. We have designed numerous barns, garages and stables to fit the style of the character properties to which they belong.
We regularly deisgn with oak beams, complemented with cedar cladding for a luxury, hardwearing finish which is both stylish and practical.
Rushmoor Engineering work for clients on a wide variety of structures including:
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