Structural Alterations Kent
in the South East
RJ Construction specialises in structural alterations projects from simple lintel replacements, chimney breast removal or repairs, fitting RSJ so that a wall can be knocked through, steel column erections and much more.
You may be a bit unclear on what an RSJ actually is – many people refer to them as a Supporting Joist or a Reinforced Steel Joist, but these are misnomers. An RSJ is as an acronym for Rolled Steel Joist. The same shape of steel beam can also be called an I-beam or H-beam, or simply a Universal Beam.
In practice, these beams are made in a strong H-shape, and are installed so that the long flat sides of the H are at the top and bottom of the beam, providing a very strong surface on which upper storeys, wall sections or ceilings and roofs can be constructed.
Do you charge for estimates?
Our estimates are free and no obligation but for a structural report there is a fee.
Are you insured to carry out work on my premises?
Yes, we have full liability insurance up to 2 million pound to cover us for all works undertaken.
Can I see examples of your work locally?
Yes, once we have done the initial estimate you can view previous work if required.
Do I need planning permission?
You should not need to apply for planning permission for internal alterations including building or removing an internal wall.
If you live in a listed building, however, you will need listed building consent for any significant works whether internal or external.
How long should it take to install a new lintel / RSJ
An average lintel replacement takes two days – three days with plastering and making good. An average RSJ installation takes one week with plastering and making good.
How do I pay for my project?
For projects of under £2000 we accept payment on completion. For projects of £2000 or above a £10% commitment to works deposit will be required and a stage payment plan detailing when the payments will be required.