Structural Engineer Birmingham

SWJ are Structural Engineering Consultants that cover Birmingham and the surrounding area. We work with private clients and developers to provide design services for new builds, and large and complex extensions including loft conversions, swimming pools and basements.

If you have a property in Birmingham or the surrounding counties and are planning a completely new build, or a complex extension such as a basement  – it is never too early to contact SWJ Consulting and talk about any new plans or large structural alterations to your home.

Increasingly UK property owners in cities such as Birmingham are investigating basement extensions as a way to increase living space. We have the experience and the expertise to let you know, very early in the process,  if your home is suitable for a basement.

Many people don’t realise that a large percentage of the costs of an extension, or new build, is in the ground – in the foundations. This of course is especially true of basements and swimming pools. We specialise in large and luxury residential projects for private clients to ensure their visions, and their architect’s visions can be realised.

By talking to us early on in the process, we can complete a feasibility study before you spend money on any designs or planning applications. Structural Engineers, like ourselves,  are vital when it comes to understanding whether you can have the extension, annexe, basement or swimming pool you desire and we can ensure the plans are then correctly implemented.

About SWJ Consulting

We are based in Witney, Oxfordshire – so are conveniently placed to serve our clients in Birmingham.

Contact us and talk to us about your new project. We will work with you, and your architect, to ensure the design you want is achievable. The worst outcome for a client is to fall in love with a design from your architect and then find out you need to compromise on the design because of structural concerns.

How we work

  1. We complete a site visit to identify any potential issues and check over any existing plans
  2. We will then produce initial design ideas for any feedback or questions from you and your architect
  3. Once the design is finalised we will complete detailed drawings for your contractors, architect and warranty provider


Call us today to discuss your project on 01993 225085

Large residential projects

This project was a private residential one-off building built on a flood plain.  We worked with the client’s architects on a design that allowed water to run under the house without affecting the structure but didn’t require the expense of putting the house on stilts. Read more.

Basements for Homes in Birmingham

This basement was designed originally to hold a turn-table for cars. Having been brought onto the project for a second opinion, we were able to alter the plans to provide a better solution that reduced the budget and delivered a large enough basement for the client’s vehicles, without a turntable.

example of basement in construction - structural engineer Birmingham

Special structural projects

We also work with contractors and commercial clients. Birmingham’s Trinity Park multi-storey car park was a special structure that we were asked to give a second opinion on; our solution was significantly cheaper than the previous design and saved this condemned structure.