Based in the Historic town of Wisbech, in the Heart of the Fens, Tanfield-Johnson is a Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Consultancy, providing Civil, Sturctural and Environmental Design and Analysis Services in North Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and West Norfolk.
Core services include Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geotechnics, Site Management, Project Management, Resource Management, Health and Safety and Structural Investigation.
Tanfield-Johnson provides specifications, surveys and reports as well as CDM support.
Prior works completed by the consultancy include:
- Party Wall Notices.
- Geotechnical Analysis.
- Geotechnical Site Investigations.
- Structural Investigations.
- Delpaidations Reports.
- CDM Design Briefs & Pre-tender Packs.
- Full Structural Surveys including subsidence assesments
- Timber Design: Rafters, floor joists, Glulam Portal Frames, Structural Stud Walls.
- Steel Members: Opening up works, portal frames, columns and beams.
- Masonry Design: Masonry wall panels, Windposts, Bearing Stress analysis.
- Foundation Design: Design of Strip Footings and Raft Foundations.
Design of Steel, Timber and Masonry Structures and Structural Members. Design using Concrete
Development of Layout plans, detailing and production of Drawings for Planning Applications, Building Regulations and Construction Phase
Foundation design including Pad, Raft and Strip footings. Design of retaining walls and soak-aways.
A historic area of England, the East coast around the Wash envelops many structures that were built before the inception of Building Act of 1878. As such, any design work should be considered from a sympathetic stand-point so as to avoid deterioration to the fabric of the existing structure.
Tanfield-Johnson provides a range of services aimed at the assesment, conservation and restoration of Historic buildings in the most sympathetic manner possible. These include Site investigations, structural design and specifications.
We provide Site Waste Management Plans, Environmental Audits, Assistance with preparation of an EMS, Waste Audits, Pricing and Brokering Services, Permitting Applications and assistance with Environmental Enforcement matters occuring under the "Duty of Care".
Health and Safety
Our experience allows us to act as the "Competent Person", developing, delivering and deploying Health and Safety plans to the construction phase of a project. These include development in lieu of the Six Pack, fire risk assesments, employee safety, site safety training and construction phase planning.
Tanfield-Johnson provides condition surveys of entire residential and commercial structures, assesing the fabric of a building, areas of deterioration and conditions that may lead to future defects. Our reports can be used to put in place a system of rememdial measures or works to rectify defects and prevent future deterioration.
Historic Structural Assesments
Materials and techniques used in the construction of buildings before the Building Act of 1878 differ considerably from those used in modern buildings. Historic buildings may lack substantial foundations, have no damp proof course and rely on the use of "floating timber" floors, raised above "dirt" by no more than two feet. Applying modern building techniques and materials to such structures can inadventatly introduce rapid decay to the fabric of the building. Our understanding of such historic building practices allows us to investigate and assess such buildings, avoiding the confusion of modern building regulations.