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JCP Engineers is an independent engineering consultancy that promotes high standards of safety, efficiency and excellence in structural and civil engineering. We are based in Salisbury and serve clients in Bournemouth, Southampton, Wiltshire and across the UK.

Company news and customer testimonials

16/01/2018 - JCP are going swimming...

Lee and Scott are taking up swimming challenges to raise money for some very worthy causes. Please help us to raise as much money as possible. Any donations or the sharing of these pages would be much appreciated. Thank you!

Lee's swim for DiabetesUK:

Scott's swim for The Stroke Association:
11/01/2018 - Here at JCP Engineers, we are honoured to welcome Caroline Higton in Administration. She has years of experience and has spent the last 10 years working as a Specialist Teaching Assistant in primary schools in and around Salisbury. Caroline is ready to accept your call should you have any queries!

Welcome to the team Caroline!
10/01/2018 - The steel frame designed by JCP Engineers on Tekla Structural Designer being erected on site at SJB School, Woking. Contact us for all your steel frame needs.
13/12/2017 - JCP Engineers have recently completed structural analysis work on  building which appears to have first been constructed in the first half of the 15th Century. The building has been subjected to much alteration over the Centuries but was in need of refurbishment, featuring three two-bed units and two commercial units. As a result of its history, the building is Grade II listed and is situated in a Conservation Area. It was essential, therefore, that structural design was respectful of the associated Heritage Statement, which listed the significant aspects of the building to be maintained.

The Heritage Statement indicated that the building was to retain its 15th Century character and elements such as chimney stacks. which reflect the structure's historic arrangement.

JCP Engineers can assist in the renovation of historic structures.
08/12/2017 - We have expanded our range of services! Earlier this year, JCP Engineers were delighted to welcome Senior Engineer, Dominic Riddett to our experienced team of engineers. Dominic has a strong track record with over 13 years' experience in the analysis and design of predominantly steel structures, working on a wealth of projects across all major sectors, ranging from small scale residential projects through to multi-million pound developments.

As part of our ongoing commitment to improving and expanding our services, we have also invested in the market leading software packages for the design of steel framed buildings and steelwork connections. Accordingly, we are now able to offer the following design services to help you achieve the most practical and cost-effective solution to your projects:

     - Design and detailing of steelwork connections
     - Multi-storey steel frame buildings design
     - Steel portal frame design

Contact us today for further information or to discuss your specific requirements.
05/12/2017 - Follow the new Graduate Blog on our website. It is hoped that the experiences of our Graduate Engineer will provide useful insight for University students looking for future employment in the Industry, as well as showing school/college students what Civil Engineering is really all about. Click the link under "Company News" in the banner at the top of this page to find out more!
Reviews from our clients:

(Five stars!) We have been very pleased with the service you have given - Kate was excellent, and have recommended you to our contractor for him to use in the future.
Mr and Mrs K Bunker, Basingstoke
Posted on 17th January 2018

(Five stars!) A pleasure to work with.
We were recommended by our designer, and are very pleased with the work JCP have produced for us.
"OllyD-6" via
Posted on 28th November 2017

(Five stars!)
Wendy Statham via Facebook
Posted on 18th November 2017

(Five stars!) I used JCP for a steel calculation for my extension. They were competitively priced and the turnaround for completed work was excellent. I also had multiple queries dealt with after the calculations had been provided and these were also managed swiftly and professionally (Kate Rogers specifically, was excellent).
Tom Patten, Newbury via Facebook
Posted on 12th July 2017

(Five stars!) Thank you so much for arranging the visit so quickly and turning our calculations around so promptly. We would happily recommend JCP and look forward to using them again for our kitchen extension.
Samantha Nel via Facebook
Posted on 1st November 2017

(Five stars!) We are an architectural practice in Andover. We have used JCP Engineers for 23 years now, for all our structural requirements. No matter what the scheme or problem, we always received a prompt, professional and friendly service, from all the staff. It is very reassuring to know that they are only a phone call away from those on site problems and difficulties. Their input in to our architectural designs is hugely valuable.
Paul Flippance via Facebook
Posted on 12th July 2017

Here at JCP Engineers, we would like to thank each of you for taking the time to provide us with such positive reviews - we really appreciate the feedback!
30/11/2017 - JCP Engineers recently worked on a project possessing an aisled hall, which could date back to the late 13th Century. This would make it one of the oldest surviving occupied domestic buildings in England!

JCP Engineers can provide you with peace of mind when undertaking renovation/extension work on your historic property.
Staff from JCP Engineers thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Spire FM War of the Works Live at Salisbury Rugby Club on Wednesday 22nd November 2017. All money raised from the event went to the Stars Appeal. Find out more about the charity:
In June 2017, we welcomed two new members of staff - Dominic, Riddett, a Senior Structural Engineer with 14 years of experience in the industry, and Scott Easter, A Graduate Engineer who recently obtained a Master's Degree with First Class Honours from The University of Bath.
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JCP Engineers is pleased to offer its support to The Africa Trust and we feel blessed to have helped fund an Elephant Pump.

“Photos such as these always make us smile. When we have a customer such as JCP Engineers who show such interest in the progress of their Elephant Pump being built, our smiles become grins. Thanks very much, JCP Engineers, your participation is literally changing the lives for this community."

- AquAid Southcoast” 
25 years
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Rogers as a Director of JCP Engineers as of May 2016. Kate has worked with us previously as a Structural Engineer and is looking forward to driving the company forward in her new role.

JCP Engineers is pleased to announce that their event to celebrate 25 years was a huge success. We would like to thank all those who attended the event and hope that the next 25 years are as successful. We recently took part in Spire FM's Bring £1 to Work Day in aid of The Stars Appeal and were surprised with a visit from the Spire FM team!

The Stars Appeal is Salisbury District Hospital's charity (no.1052284).
They raise money to create the best possible experience for patients and their families by funding extra care and equipment over and above that provided by the NHS. They work hard to help local people across all wards and departments, with particular focus on cancer, cardiac care and children .
Alzheimer's society
We would like to say a huge well done to one of our clients who recently undertook a 230 mile cycle trip from London to Brussels via Calais and Bruges to raise money for the Alzheimers Society. JCP Engineers were only too happy to make a donation to this worthwhile cause. Alzheimer's Society is the leading UK care and research charity for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, their families and carers. To find out more about fundraising for the society log on to or you can donate via Kevin’s just giving page
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JCP Engineers are pleased to announce a new member to our team! We have adopted Phyllis, a Female King Vulture currently in the care of the Hawk Conservancy in Andover. She arrived at the Trust in May 2010 to be paired with our male King Vulture. She came from Zoo d' Amneville in France and was born in 1985. She is a good match for our male who is genetically important in the breeding program. However whilst he seems very interested in getting to know her better. She seems more intent on getting to know the staff. On a positive not she has not tried to attack the male and we hope that once they settle in we might see some reproductive behaviour and maybe even a vulture chick next year.

The Hawk Conservancy’s mission is the conservation of birds of prey, please take the time to find out more at Thank you.
On the 8th June 2014 our up and coming structural engineer Alex Thompson completed the Durrington triathlon challenge taking part in a 400m swim, 11 mile bike ride and finally a 3 mile run. 

Alex said "the triathlon was a challenging and fun experience, being able to support local charity Lucy's Days out while doing this was wonderful. The atmosphere was lively with a great sense of community. 

It is definitely something I would do again and hope to encourage the other members of JCP to join in next time". 

Well done Alex, from all the team! 

Lucy's Days Out is a small but important charity supporting local children. Lucy Page was a bright, happy young girl who had lived with cancer a long time and treasured all her special days out. 

When Lucy knew her cancer was untreatable, she asked her family to set up a charity in her memory. Lucy decided she would like families living with serious illnesses to enjoy special outings like the ones she had enjoyed. 

To give a child a reason to smile is such a rewarding thing, also as a family it is a heart-warming experience to have a fun day amongst many dark days of hospital visits. 

Lucy was very courageous and designed the title and logo, along with the charity aims, herself. 

Take a look at their website

JCP Engineers also recently had our Local Radio station Spire FM pop in for a surprise Cuppa whilst visiting local businesses. Engineer Charlie Blake gave an impromptu interview. Great way of receiving free advertising. Thanks Spire! 
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CDM 2015 : What domestic clients need to do
A domestic client is someone who has construction work done on their home or the home of a family member which is not in connection with a business, unlike CDM2007 domestic clients have duties under CDM 2015. If you are about to alter or extend your house or buildings, building something new or demolishing the existing then the new regulations place a number of duties on you as a construction client, the extent of these duties varies with the types of project. 

On projects that are likely to involve more than one contractor you are required to appoint a Principal Designer before significant detailed design work starts so that they can advise and assist you with your health and safety duties and plan, manage, monitor and co-ordinate the health and safety of the pre-construction phase of the project. 

A principal designer is a designer (architect, building surveyor or engineer) who can demonstrate to you that they have the knowledge, skill and experience of CDM2015 and understands the process of design risk management. When you are talking to a designer about your project you should check that they have the capability and experience to carry out the work for you. A designer must be a member of one of the following design institutions – ARB, RIBA,RIAS,CAIT, RICS, IStructE etc and to undertake the role of Principal Designer should have an accreditation in health & safety risk management or can provide evidence of having undertaken training in CDM2015. 

The regulations recognise that as the client, you hold the power to influence and control the contractors you engage or appoint and therefore that the ultimate responsibility for the achievement of a safe and healthy project is in your hands as much as theirs. There are two types of construction projects, projects with only one contractor and projects that are likely to involve more than one contractor. Where the project involves only one contractor client duties must be carried out by the contractor as well as their own duties. If the project will require more than one contractor you must appoint a Principal Designer to oversee the preconstruction phase and a Principal Contractor to oversee the construction phase. 
These appointments must be made as soon as practicable and before the construction phase. 

Further guidance can be found here 

Mr S Palfrey
Posted on 09/09/2013
25 years
On the 9th June, Charlie and Tom completed their triathlon challenge taking part in a 400m swim, 11 mile bike ride and finally a 3 mile run, in doing so they have raised an amazing £434.99 for Sebastian's Action Trust.

"£434.99 is an amazing amount of money raised and it will most certainly make a difference to Sebastian’s Action Trust.

Each year we aim to give 100 children and their families a crisis break at The Bluebells, with a further 500 children being able to use its extensive leisure facilities for single day visits. We are inundated with requests for breaks at The Bluebells and although our initial intention was to support families in the south of England, principally in Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Bucks and Oxfordshire, we have attracted visitors from every corner of the United Kingdom, which reinforces our belief that the service we offer is highly sought and desperately needed.

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"We really appreciate your continued support and know that although we are a relatively small charity, our work does make a significant difference to those who face an uncertain future. Thank you once again for your donation and we hope you will continue to monitor our progress in the future". 

Hannah Lambart - Sebastians Action Trust
Posted on 14/06/2013
"We are an architectural practice in Andover. We have used JCP Engineers for 13 years now, for all our structural requirements. No matter what the scheme or problem, we always received a prompt, professional and friendly service, from all the staff. It is very reassuring to know that they are only a phone call away from those on site problems and difficulties. Their input in to our architectural designs is hugely valuable."

Paul Flippance – Inter County Surveys
"We have used JCP Engineers for some time now, they have been our prime contact for all our structural consultations and requirements. They have always offered a professional, friendly and prompt level of service, we would gladly recommend JCP to friends and colleagues."

Peter Tesar Architectural Design
Posted on 04/02/2013
"I find all the engineers and support staff at JCP Engineers are helpful, willing to discuss any project and resolve issues in a pleasant but professional manner. The advice given is straight forward and practical."

Colin Burrows
Damen Associates
Posted on 30/01/2013

"I was provided with comprehensive drawings eminently suitable for a good builder to follow."

Mrs. M.Walters
Our portfolio
“JCP Engineers were so good when we discovered that the front of our house was being held up by a piece of wood. An engineer visited the next working day and detailed calculations arrived 2 days later which allowed our builder to order the correct steel and fit it within 7 days of discovery.”  
- Paula Frost 
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01980 677 722 

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