Structural Home Design, Structural and Civil Consulting Engineers, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14

Structural Engineering Consultancy For Homeowners, Architects and Contractors

Barra Kelly Structural Home Design was founded by Barra Kelly, MEng, BEngTech CEng MIEI to provide a full service structural engineering service to homeowners, architects and contractors in the Dublin area. Barra is a Chartered Engineer with over 10 years experierience in residential, commercial and mixed used developments in Ireland and the UK.

We specialise in new builds, extensions, conversions and refurbishments. We offer a range of flexible services from one-off consultations right through to full design, project management and certification sign-off. We also provide a full suite of inspections including pre-purchase building surveys, structural condition reports, insurance reports and subsidence reports.

Our consulting engineers have chartered qualifications and are fully insured by professional indemnity insurance. We are fully recognised by the Law Society & Financial Institutions for payment certification during construction and certification of compliance on completion.

Consultancy Services

  • Structural Engineer Design
  • Structural Engineer Sign Off
  • Engineering & Architectural Review
  • Home Extension Feasibility Studies
  • Planning Studies & Applications
  • Building Appraisals & Assessments

Pre-Construction Services

  • Property Surveys
  • Soil and Drain Survey

Concept Design Services

  • Outline Structural Scheme Drawings
  • Feasibility Assessment
  • Early Planning Consultations

Technical Design and Tender

  • Calculations for BCAR Compliance
  • Engineering Construction Design
  • Detailed Tender Designs

Construction Services

  • Construction Specifications
  • Site Inspection Visits
  • Issue Certificates & Work Sign-Off

Quality Driven

We're meticulous about quality. All works leaving our office are subject to a rigorous checking regime.

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Innovative Design

We want to achieve the most efficient outcome for our clients both in terms of energy and usability. To do so, we'll combine innovation with the best available materials and practices.

Project Management

We apply best project management practices to all projects. All communications and documentation are regularly tracked and reviewed.


We're extremely cost conscious on behalf of our clients. We always design with the goal of delivering the most effective and appropriate solution for the project.

Get In Contact

Get in touch by email or email. We will be happy to discuss your project further and how we could help you.

Our Services

  • Architectural Services
  • Building, Converting
  • Certificate and Sign Off
  • Extensions
  • Mixed Use Developments
  • One Off Builds
  • Project Management
  • Structural Engineer

Photos Of Our Work

Light Filled Rear Extension Dundrum Dublin 14

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The rear of the house was extended with a large, light filled rear extension. An interesting roof pitch See full gallery >>

New Front and Side Extension

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Compare before and after photos to see the impact of this extension on living space. The existing garage See full gallery >>

Contemporary Rear and Side Extension

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A very large extension involving a full width rear extension and a two storey side extension. This project See full gallery >>

Extension and Renovation Dublin 6

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This project involved refurbishment and extension of an existing red brick home in Dublin 6. The clients See full gallery >>

Planning Exempt Extension Kimmage

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This modern extension added very valuable living space to this Kimmage home. See full gallery >>

Large Rear Extension

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Photos taken during work in progress of a full width rear extension.See full gallery >>

Internal Restructuring Garville Road

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Photos taken during the extension internal restructuring process at a house in Garville Road. See full gallery >>


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Our Customers Say

Well Organised and Attentive to Detail

Barra was always good with attention to detail and nothing got by him. I know that Barra won't miss anything on someone's house.

Sean O' Shaughnessy from Civil Engineering, PM GroupGroup (prev. Structural Engineer for Once Engineering) talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Obviously Knows His Stuff

Our builder really liked Barra and said that he was very good at his job so he's used SHD since on other projects.

Gemma Cosgrave from Harold's Cross, Dublin 6 talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Frequently Asked Questions

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