Chartered Structural Engineer in East Sussex

Work carried out across Brighton, Hastings, Eastbourne, Lewes, Rother, Wealden

A view of Hastings Old Town taken from the East Hill. Many old houses are nestled in the Bourne Stream valley. The beach and Hastings Pier can be seen in the background.

Experienced chartered structural engineers for your project

With over 35 years experience engineering for the commercial and domestic markets, Abbott Holliday are the ‘go-to’ specialists for structural engineer work in and around East Sussex.

Our local engineers with local knowledge are here to support your project. From home renovations and commercial design to structural surveys and inspections, choose an organisation you can trust.

– 35+ years in the industry
– £2M professional indemnity cover
– No-obligation FREE quotes
– Engineers with local knowledge
– Residential & commercial 
– Professional advice given

Our chartered structural engineering services include…

Structural design, structural defect inspections & structural surveys and expert witness for structural engineering-related litigation.

Survey and monitoring of cracks in this boundary wall in Durrington, near Worthing in East Sussex

Structural inspections

We carry out structural surveys on existing buildings for pre-purchase reports or for buildings that have defects like leaning or cracking. We provide a report explaining the cause and what needs to be done to resolve the problem.

Structural design

We provide structural engineering design services for domestic and small commercial clients. This includes conversions, alterations and extensions.

Expert witness services

We provide expert witness services in structural engineering-related court cases such as personal injury, insurance claim disputes or to assist in mediation.

Locations covered in East Sussex







Boundary wall subsidence

Location: Durrington, near Worthing

The client was the owner of this boundary wall, and was understandably concerned about these cracks. He had instructed a builder, but the builder had said he didn’t want to attempt to fix the wall without input from a Structural Engineer. He recommended Abbott Holliday to the client and we were instructed soon afterwards.


  • Site visit, took measurements and monitored
  • Diagnosed the root cause and prepared report for the client
  • The building contractor was able to rectify the problem with confidence

Reinforcement corrosion

Location: Bexhill

Most of the balconies on this block of flats in Bexhill were showing the classic signs of corrosion, which is very common in balconies of a certain age. The danger is that the balcony will one day collapse, which is more likely to happen when several people are standing on them (e.g. at a party). The owner was concerned and wanted to know her optons.


  • We visited and did a full survey of the affected areas
  • Inspected balconies not yet showing signs of reinforcement corrosion
  • Prepared a report of our findings and recommendations
  • The client was able to instruct her builder to make necessary repairs

Historic wall survey

Location: St. Leonards-on-Sea

We were asked to conduct a survey on this historic wall, which was showing signs of dilapidation. There had been some ground movement and mortar erosion, and some of the buttresses were in urgent need of repair to ensure the structural stability of the wall was maintained.


  • Visited the site, surveyed the wall and took measurements
  • Prepared a report with our findings & recommendations
  • The client was able t instruct repair works with confidence

Client Testimonials

I appointed Abbott Holliday to undertake a structural survey on a Grade 2 listed 18th Century Barn. I gave them very short notice and they were extremely helpful and able to make arrangements for the survey to take place. The survey was very thorough, and the report I received back was very clear, easy to understand together with photographs and a series of recomendations. They fulfilled the brief completely. I recommend their services unreservedly. Mick H

Contact Abbott Holliday

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Office location: Sackville Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3FA

01323 335008

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