From Client

Hi Grenville,

Thank you very much, we really appreciate everything you have done for us, the speed and pleasant manner that you and Tim have has helped the process run smoothly.

It has been great getting to meet and work with you, please pass our best regards onto Tim.

Best Regards


Contemporary House Design July 2014

From John Hardwick Design & Construction

The project:
North Devon

In May 2014, I took-on a project as 'surrogate' self-builder for two very good friends. When finished, Hornbeam will be a very contemporary and beautiful house.
The construction required challenging engineering solutions to fulfil the clients brief and aspirations and the Architect's unique design.  We approached Simon Bastone Associates and 2 other Structural Engineers. From the outset I was most impressed by SBA's approach and Grenville Mann's enthusiasm and understanding of our challenging structure. Therefore we appointed SBA as project partners with confidence.

From the initial design conception, the Architect and SBA have surmounted some complex structural and design details with satisfactory, innovative engineering solutions.
The SBA team have always made themselves available to make any practical on-site adjustments along the way.  Myself, the client and our small team of builders are delighted with the structural services we have had from SBA and we are looking forward to continuing our working relationship to a magnificent concussion.

To some-up in a few words - SBA: Enthusiastic, Innovative, professional, pro-active and practical.

I am delighted to recommend Simon Bastone Associates and I would be happy for SBA to offer their potential clients an on site visit to Hornbeams.

Expert Witness Project February 2014

"Dear Simon, John & I wanted to thank you for your structural survey & for acting as an expert witness in our recent legal dispute. Your report was thorough & your professional manner was highly regarded in court. You put across your finding calmly & with clarity.  We were both impressed with the very high standard of service you provided. Your hard work & friendliness has been greatly appreciated.  We would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends & family should they need the services of a structural engineer in the future.
Once again, thank you very much."

From Client for Replacement of Collapsed River Walls

"Thanks for coming down to help us resolve the problem. We are very grateful for your speedy response, resolution of the issues and the professional way you and the team have dealt with this. We have had many issues with contractors and consultants over the last few years as we all know. Thankfully you and the team have not only finally completed the river walls and external works, but it looks great."

Commercial Developer for Conversion to Flats

"Thank you for your professional approach to this project and very detailed drawings. The level of detail exceeds that for my previous projects and as a result  has made construction run smoothly on site, saving me considerable cost on the overall project. I agree that you get what you pay for and it is worth it.”

From Client Following a Domestic Survey

"Thank you for your very thorough survey. I am sure that by identifying the many defects in the property thus dissuading me from completing the purchase you will have saved me a lot of money and inconvenience in the long run."

From Client Following a Domestic Survey

"Many Thanks for such a detailed and high quality report."