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Subsidence

At Canham Consulting we have a vast experience of subsidence related damage to properties, both from our own personnel, and our "in-house" database of previously inspected properties, dating back 35 years.

Currently, loss adjusters and insurers appear to be treating these claims very much as a “process” rather than a structural engineering problem, and as a consequence our recent experience is that they do not want to investigate adequately or monitor and fully understand the problems before proceeding with repair.

In our experience, policyholders understandably want and need greater empathy for the damage to their property, as well as confidence in the technical ability of those that are responsible for resolving the problems. We believe that we have both the technical and practical experience to assist with these problems. At the current time it does appear that loss adjusters and claims handlers are sending inappropriately or under experienced staff to both inspect and diagnose the problems. It is apparent in many instances they do not have an understanding of building structures.

For subsidence related claims, our Structural Engineers and Surveyors can undertake the investigation and reporting, confirming cause and recommendations for mitigation, along with design of remedial repairs where appropriate and project manage the construction works until practical completion.
 

In addition to the examples above, we consider ourselves adept at challenging projects, and would welcome new and innovative schemes for us to test our skills! Should any of our services be of interest, please contact us via any of the methods available on our Contact Us page.

Read Brothers Limited has dealt with Canham Consulting for several years now because of the service they give.

When our customers have design issues that require a structural engineer, we always recommend Canham Consulting.

We have used Canham Consulting to design a scheme for our new factory.

Read Brothers Limited

As innovative developers we have always found Canham Consulting to be ready to embrace and support any new ideas that we throw at them. They worked with us to develop the idea with a sound and sensible knowledge base together with a practical approach.

When we developed and patented a new Passivhaus building system, Canham were engaged with us at the beginning with practical technical advice and encouragement. We have had and hopefully will continue to enjoy a valuable working relationship with them.

Rosemary & Ron Beattie (Corporate Directors)
Beattie Passive

As architectural designers and planning consultants, we are often thinking outside the box when it comes to design, and often there comes a time when we require the help of a structural engineer to make our vision a reality.

It is very important to both us and our clients that we can work closely with an engineer to find a no-nonsense and practical solution to solving structural problems and that’s where our long term relationship with Canham’s hits the mark every time.

Time and time again, they have proved to be fast and reliable, and their refreshing pragmatic approach to problem solving always helps to keep our projects moving forwards with as little fuss as possible.

Ben Bullen (Managing Director)
DB Surveyors

On the recommendation of a fellow independent House Builder, we instructed Canham Consulting to carry out the Civil Engineering design for our major new development of 155 homes at Brundall. Our experience has indeed been a refreshing change and we have found their team to be very capable of adopting a collaborative approach to the design, furthermore they fully understand the need for a holistic overview in order to mitigate the inevitable conflicts and frustrations which are now all too common in the modern detailed planning process.

Philip Makepeace
Norfolk Homes

I am a sole practitioner architect in Norwich with over thirty years experience, the last fifteen of which have been spent running my own Practice, with a speciality in historic building work.

I have worked with Canham Consulting regularly over the last twenty years and they now provide structural advice on all my projects. During this time they have always provided an excellent engineering consultancy service. I have worked with various members of their team, and the service I have received has been and is exemplary. The scale of my work is relatively small, but they have always responded quickly and have the ability to contribute positively to a design at all stages. In addition they have always been a pleasure to work with and their friendly approach runs right through the Practice

David Aldridge (Principal)
David Aldridge Architecture Limited

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