Consulting Structural and Civil Engineers
Party Wall Surveyors

Hazelind Consultants Limited are Structural & Civil Engineers and Party Wall Surveyors based in the heart of Kent & Sussex, overlooking the glorious Ashdown Forest.

This reflects our passion for the natural environment and sustainability coupled with all that pertains to a healthy work/life balance for all of our Clients, professional colleagues and indeed ourselves.

We champion the use of the most forward-thinking technology and software to supplement our design approach, mostly using 3D applications for fully integrated structural and drainage design, flood assessment, and construction detailing. Massive fans of BIM!

We present a friendly, expert and collaborative style to offer a bespoke advisory and design service in relation to most aspects of the construction industry.


John Loades BEng(Hons) CEng MIStructE.

Chartered Structural Engineer

Bexhill High School 1977-1982.

O & AS levels obtained with particular strengths in maths, physics and geography

Eastbourne 6th Form College

A levels in maths, further maths, physics and general paper.

John Loades
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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.


With a commitment to personal attention in all aspects of our work in the fields of structural, drainage and highways engineering, we offer the following services:-

Project Types

  • New-build bespoke dwellings.
  • Conversion and adaptation of existing buildings.
  • Residential, commercial and institutional building extensions.
  • Residential and commercial developments of multiple units.
  • New-build commercial and institutional structures.


  • Outline structural feasibility and scheme assessment.
  • Basements.
  • Complex foundation systems.
  • Retaining structures.
  • All manner of steel, timber and reinforced concrete structures.
  • Construction phase inspections and support.
  • Structural and general condition survey reports.
  • CDM and Health and Safety advice.
  • Expert witness reviews and reports.


  • Outline scheme feasibility.
  • Flood risk assessment and drainage schemes to assist with Planning Applications.
  • Liaison with the Environment Agency, Local Flood Authorities, Internal Drainage Boards and the like.
  • SuDS assessment and design.
  • Detailed drainage design.
  • Assistance with Section 104, 106 and 185 agreements.
  • Construction phase inspections and support.


  • Outline scheme assessment.
  • Adoptable structures, such as retaining walls.
  • Detailed highway construction design and detailing.
  • Estate roads and mews.
  • Assistance with Section 171, 278 and 38 agreements.
  • Construction phase inspections and support.

We are also Party Wall Surveyors, happy to advise and receive appointments in relation to all aspects of The Party etc. Act 1996.


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Please feel free to use the following web contact form if you should:

  • Have any general queries in relation to structures, drainage and highway design, or Party Wall Act matters.
  • Wish us to provide advice and/or a fee proposal in relation to a specific project.

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