Belford House – Housing Development is a new build housing development located in the popular area of Sunderland known as Ashbrooke. The development comprises of 8 No. new detached dwellings with 5 No. different ‘House Types’. The Home Engineers were responsible for the full structural design for each plot and worked closely with the Architect and Contractor throughout the build process.
The main design challenge was the presence of existing trees across the site and how they would affect the foundation design in relation to the potential of ‘Heave’. It was necessary for us review the information within the Arboricultural Report and adopt a foundation solution which was unique for each plot and its surroundings.