Normal structural engineers vs Buildfix’s: What’s the difference?
Structural engineers are highly qualified people but not all of them are the same. It’s an immensely vast title that implies an ability to analyse and design structures. These structures include everything from buildings, bridges, towers, dams, tunnels and much more.
The core role is to underpin and sustain built environments; to ensure safety, serviceability and durability and last but not least, a pleasing aesthetic.
Unlike the average, everyday structural engineer, Buildfix’s structural engineers have a much more specific focus.
Your average structural engineer is like a GP
The title of ‘structural engineer’ is to the engineering industry what the title of General Practitioner (GP) is to the medical industry. It’s an overarching, umbrella title and doesn’t imply a specific skill. It implies general skill.
Like a GP, your average, everyday structural engineer will be able to give you a diagnosis if your home is experiencing structural challenges. You’ll be able to call them up, have them come to your location, look around and give you an opinion.
But like a GP, their diagnosis will be a top-level one, sourced from general skill and knowledge. They’ll be able to give you a few pointers as to what should happen, but they won’t know exactly what needs to happen to fix your home.
Buildfix’s structural engineers are specialists
If you’re looking for an in-depth, accurate diagnosis of your home that leads to reliable solutions, you need to speak to specialists.
This is where Buildfix steps in. Buildfix’s structural engineers focus on the remedial action of failing residential structures such as homes and apartment blocks.
General structural engineers know an immense amount about buildings and how to keep them upright and safe. But they don’t know as much as Buildfix’s engineers about fixing residential structures. They won’t be able to bring our cost-effective, specific solutions to see that wall cracks, leaning walls and cracked arches are fixed for good. They won’t know how to stop a house from sinking the way we do.
Would you seek out a GP for cancer treatment? No. You’d seek out an oncologist. Would you seek out a GP to remedy issues in your nerves, spinal cord and brain? No, you’d talk to a neurologist for solutions.
So why talk to a regular everyday structural engineer about your home’s structural problems when you can speak to Buildfix’s?
Speak to our specialists
If your home is undergoing structural problems, don’t speak to general structural engineers. It will only lead to a misdiagnosis of your home’s problems and a misquoting of your home’s foundation repair costs.
Instead, speak to our specialist structural engineers. They don’t bring general knowledge, they bring specific, specialist knowledge. And they’re on a mission to fix up your house at an affordable cost, for good.
If your home is suffering from foundational problems, we’d be happy to help with a FREE inspection.