Having studied maths at Imperial College, then Civil Engineering – not quite getting there and then transferring to Kingston University part-time, I eventually graduated in 1991 with a BEng(Hons) in Civil Engineering. I then worked towards passing the Institution of Structural Engineer’s professional examinations to become a Chartered Member in 1995.
As a Structural Engineer I worked for EAR Sheppard in Eastbourne from 1985-1994 then started my own business. This year I have moved on for a slightly more relaxed work/life balance running a smaller practice, Hazelind Consultants.
I thoroughly enjoy both the friendly collaboration with clients and professional colleagues, and the complex design with the use of 3D software applications that aid working on innovative as well as streamlined project input.
The conservation of historic and listed structures and buildings have also featured strongly in my career, having been involved with the structural aspects of 100s of barn conversions, church reconfigurations and repairs to the likes of Dover Castle, the old Rye Town Wall and Bridge Cottage in Uckfield.
Matters appertaining to the Party etc. Act 1996 are one of my particular areas of expertise. Having been first been involved as a Party Wall Surveyor in 1999. I am a keen member of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club, Sussex Branch.
P & T promote excellence in Party Wall Practice and have done so since 1974.