Structures

We know most issues do not fit into ‘one size fits all’ solutions, and we do not have fixed ideas about dealing with problems. We know how to get things done, and are experts in all kinds of structures and their construction, both above ground and below. No problem is beyond us.

People come to us needing help to bring their project to completion, or to solve a question they can not answer. Whether a crack in a building or the foundations for a 10-storey block, we feel connected to what we do and will always find a way to get a structure built the way the client needs it. We take pride in the positive outcomes from our work, and seeing structures completed.

Choose from the list of services below to find out more.

Basements

Basements

JMS is able to provide comprehensive solutions to architects, contractors, developers and private clients in respect of the structural design for basements and other underground structures.

With over 19 years of experience in the design of basements from Nuclear Bomb shelters through to domestic home extensions, JMS have provided cost effective solutions across the UK with a ‘can-do’ approach. With the proliferation of basements, JMS are there to provide the client with the support and confidence they need to realise these opportunities based upon real experience and real projects.

JMS believes our core values of working with people, and effective communication helps us to deliver a better service to our customers.

Our wealth of experience enables us to offer a service that can be tailored to meet our clients needs.

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Basements

Structural Alterations

Structures Alterations

We appreciate that not all projects are multi-million pound developments and in some instances all that is required is the sizing of a simple beam, the justification of a wall panel or just an answer to a Building Control query.

JMS has grown from such work since its inception in 1997 and considers itself to be unique in being able to provide a suitable service to all clients whether the requirement is the design for one beam or a hundred.

We utilise the latest software which allows 3D analysis to the latest British or European Standards and calculations are presented in a clear electronic format for issue to the client, architect, local authority, site etc.

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Multi Storey Buildings

Multi Storey Buildings

Putting a four storey extension on top of a 15 storey building in the middle of London is just one of the many projects that JMS team have undertaken requiring both creative design and construction ingenuity.

With projects across the UK varying in size from low rise to 15+ levels we utilise the latest design software to optimum space and form, switching between steel, concrete, CLT and other forms of modern materials.

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Multi Storey Buildings

Foundations

Foundations

Creative and cost effective foundation solutions are a JMS ‘signature’. Eight storey buildings on raft foundations, utilisation of existing basements and cement stabilisation of reclaimed land are just some of the solutions our team have provided in order to deliver creativity and, ultimately, cost savings for our clients.

Using ground modelling software and working with specialists in the geotechnical industry we strive to provide arrangements that meet time, site access and budget criteria whilst maintaining environmental, construction practicality and CDM regulations.

With teams across the UK capable of designing, drawing and detailing foundation solutions from single houses/extensions.

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Temporary Structures

Temporary Structures

From the use of simple acrow props through to the design, review and inspection of complex scaffolding arrangements for North Sea Oil platforms, JMS Engineers have the experience to provide solutions to many of the needs of the on-site process of the construction industry.

Most temporary structures are of bespoke design and ingenuity and JMS take pride in developing solutions that meet site constraints and flexibility. As well as providing solutions for the support of remaining structures whilst forming openings through load-bearing walls, JMS have also been involved in:

  • Jacking up the roof of a central London theatre
  • Support of High Street building facades
  • Ground support for three storey basement excavation
  • Scaffolding for oil platforms & jackets
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Temporary Structures
Our Process

Our Process

Hurdles are anticipated and resolved through professional planning and services are integrated throughout both our in-house teams and other disciplines. All conducted with our ethos of using the latest software from conception to completion.

Technical competence, pragmatic leadership and prudent independence means that confidence can be taken for our designs whether an extension for a house or the construction of a multi-storey apartment or office block.

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Building Excellence Awards Regional Finalist 2016
Offices

Offices

With eight offices around the UK and two in Europe, we have optimum coverage to meet all client locations. Wherever the project, we have a team that will be be ready to help. See where we're located
Projects

Projects

In everything we do the key is buildability and there is more than one way to get something right. We will work with you to provide you the best solution, no matter what the budget.View our recent work
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