Practice profile

David Edwards & Associates - "Everyda Engineering" because we produce simple cost effective solutions to structural problems each day. We encompass the small & large projects with a pragmatic approach

David Edwards & Associates was formed in 1985 by David Edwards who has since retired. The team of three Chartered Engineers are Tim, Peter and Paul. Tim Pugh joined the company in 1990 and became a Partner in 1992. Peter Hine, who originally joined DEA in 1986 as a technician, re-joined DEA as Senior Engineer in 2000 and became a partner in 2003. Paul Dawson joined in November 2010 as a Structural Engineer. The Engineers are very experienced between them being full members of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


DEA has considerable experience in the design of new build commercial, industrial and residential buildings using both traditional and modern materials and methods. Similarly we have wide experience in the refurbishment and change of use of existing structures, whether historic, commercial or domestic. From loft conversions, internal alterations and extensions through to sympathetic historical repairs and entirely new lightweight structures. We also do civil engineering design for new developments such as estate roads and drainage systems.


The Practice regularly assists Clients with refurbishment and alteration to existing properties and has had involvement in structures ranging from traditional dutch barns to the Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare.


We have particular knowledge of local ground conditions and are often required to design non standard foundations such as piles and rafts. We also report on structural defects and failures with recommendations for remedial works.


The practice is ideally placed in the south west to offer a speedy response to enquiries, while our work is predominantly in the South West of England we are able to undertake projects throughout the UK.

P. J. Hine

BSc, C.Eng, MICE

P. Dawson


C.Eng MIStructE

S. Holmes


C.Eng MIStructE