Structural Engineers Oxfordshire

Our Structural Engineering Services.

Structural Engineering

We design in a multitude of different materials and develop cost effective design solutions for any project UK wide – from small domestic to large scale commercial developments.

Timber Frame Design

Our engineers have deep rooted backgrounds in timber frame construction with our founder having worked as in-house structural engineer for one of the largest Timber Frame manufacturers in the UK.

Timber Steelworks

Our engineers have deep rooted backgrounds in timber frame construction with our founder having worked as in-house structural engineer for one of the largest Timber Frame manufacturers in the UK.

We offer a Bespoke Design Service

Over the years our engineers have worked on a number of highly individual projects requiring bespoke design solutions.

 

These have ranged from straw bale houses in Scotland, to the restoration of listed and historic buildings where the preservation of  the existing structural elements is paramount.

Our timber frame expertise is particularly important in this context.

Where neccessary the sensitive addition of modern materials and techniques will bring the building up to the required structural standards.

Trada & UKTFA Members

Specialist Engineering

Timber Frame

Glulam Frame

Solid glulam

Steel frame

Timber Frame

All of our engineers have deep rooted backgrounds in timber frame construction with GNC founder Gordy Nelson having worked as in-house structural engineer for one of the largest Timber Frame manufacturers in the UK.
This extensive applied knowlege to timber frame has made GNC Ltd. a leading consultant in the field due to their economical approach to design, the savings of which are passed to our clients.

Glulam Frame

Before the arrival of software for structural design engineers analysed individual members one at a time doing calculations by hand.
We utilise the most powerful software on the market for glulam and other engineered wood products which allow us to do analysis and design of frames where the structure bahaves as a whole unit.
This outputs a far more accurate and economical set of values for the calculations produced which are both robust and economical.

Solid glulam

Simliar to Cross Laminated Timber, Solid glulam structures are just that.
Walls, floors and roof are engineered in solid glulam which allows us to really push the boundaries of what can be achieved in timber.

Steel frame

We use industry leading software to produce 3D models which are quickly and accurately analysed and designed providing incredible economy in materials for our clients.
West Hall Barn West Hall Barn
West Hall Barn
Traditional blockwork with oak frame and glulam.   – Predominantly blockwork construction – this beautiful and massive extension incorporated oak, glulam and steel to achieve a modern building in keeping with the original structure. Located near the beautiful Cotswold town of Burford. View More
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Oakham Primary Oakham Primary
Oakham Primary
Timber frame, steel frame and glulam frame. – A selection of natural materials, high thermal performance envelope design and the use of natural ventilation and daylighting strategies. View More
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Exeter University Exeter University
Exeter University
Conventional Timber Frame up to 7 stories This huge development consisted of town houses and large blocks of flats from 4 to 7 stories. This project was a huge success due to GNC’s extensive experience in medium rise timber frame (5-7 sories). With careful consultation we were able to get rid of any unneccesary and expensive details to the frame. Huge reductions in material costs were achieved through value engineering on this site. View More
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