As of March 2022 we have changed the way we do things after 30 years.
Pole Structural Engineers continues to specialise in 3 areas;
a) Structural Engineers Reports; for the homebuying industry; mainly specialist second opinions for buyers re cracks and subsidence etc.
b) Expert Reports for litigation purposes; but only for residential subsidence/ movement related issues.
c) Party Walls; role of ADVISING ENGINEER to Party Wall Surveyors but we do not act as party Wall Surveyor.
All current projects continue under the POLE banner as before.
All NEW design enquiries are now dealt with by our engineering team who have merged with www.elitedesigners.co.uk
The same team will deal with your enquires and Simon pole remains involved as a Consultant to Elite.
We are very pleased to refer you to our on line “Google” reviews which are published by a range of clients, without any arm twisting to say nice things about us !!
Almost all are complementary and the only one which is not ( unfortunately our very first review some years ago !) was only in respect of a misunderstanding over pricing and in comparing our High Street prices with someone working from home, who was inevitably cheaper but was not providing a like for like service.
Thank you from all the staff at Pole, we are very grateful for the kind words and the comments and we will, “as always” keep up the good service.
Simon Pole has recently provided expert reports and appeared in court as an Expert Witness in two cases.
The first of these was in a high profile case in the High Court, in a case called Chaturachanda v Fairholme which concerned a London basement project and whether the neighbour held a right to veto the specifics of the projects on the basis that the underpinning comprised Special Foundations, as defined by The Party Wall Etc Act 1996 .
The second case was a new build house in need of either repair or rebuilding and Simon came up with a remedial scheme which saved hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Simon Pole published a paper in the journal for the Institution of Structural Engineers,
The article, for engineers is a viewpoint or opinion article, relaying the experiences of working with many Party Wall Surveyors who wish that more engineers would be familiar with Party Wall procedures. The article concentrates on foundation and basement construction and the complex issues surrounding Special Foundations.
Simon Pole presented a lecture on the role of the advising engineer to the Surrey branch of the Pyramus and Thisbe club. The slides used for the presentation are enclosed within the technical section of the web site for those interested.
Simon also presented to the institution of Structural Engineers on the role of the Engineer both as designer and Advising Engineer to the party Wall Surveyors
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