Structural Alterations

Structural Alterations Kent
in the South East

RJ Construction specialises in structural alterations projects from RSJ installations for new openings for bi-fold doors, load bearing wall removal, chimney breast removal and lintel replacements.

RSJ 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.

If the wall you are wanting to remove is load bearing, you will need a structural drawing from an engineer. This can be included within our package or to speed the process up you can organise this beforehand and we can work from your drawings.

Before any works start we first protect your existing flooring with plastic and wooden boards then build dust screens to prevent dust escaping to other parts of your home or building.

Environmentally conscious

Structural alterations don’t need to come with a great environmental cost. During our projects, we strive to recycle and divert as much waste from landfill as possible. Thats why we have carefully chosen two companies to deal with our waste.

If your project is local to Maidstone, our clean hardcore and soil gets taken to Gallager quarry located near Maidstone Hospital. This is then screened and resold resulting in none going to landfill.

To find out more information please click the link Gallagher Recycling

When it comes to general rubbish we only use Pinden who provide us our skips. Pinden is one of the largest waste recycling operations in Kent. They have made sustained investment to provide a modern, efficient and effective recycling service.

To find out more information please click the link Pinden Recycling

Structural Alteration


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.

If you’re looking for a reliable and professional builder for your Structural Alterations Please Feel free to contact us by calling 01622679744 or sending an email to, and a member of our team will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

If you have any forthcoming projects or would like any more information
please do not hesitate to contact us on 01622 679744.