Project Updates

Westlake House Extension Photos

Cornell Engineers proudly provided the structural engineering and design certification for this fabulous house extension and renovation project overlooking the magnificent Brisbane river in Westlake.

We collaborated with builder CBA Building and architect Steve Drake Architect to bring this project to fruition.

The house renovation and extension is constructed on a steeply sloping site and adjacent to an existing swimming pool and overlooking the mighty Brisbane River.

The design overcame (and adapted to) the site constraints of large trees and tricky ground. Large concrete masonry piers fortify the patio extension and a framed timber floor and roof. Mass concrete piers pinned into the earth ensure this extension is  firmly grounded.

The new deck and patio extension capture the vibe of the river and bring the river life into the house.

During construction, Cornell Engineers also provided construction phase site inspections and finalised the job with a Form 16 inspection certificate.

We’d like to congratulate the owners of this beautiful building extension and thank them for choosing Cornell Engineers to be their Brisbane Structural Engineer.

How Can We help You?

If you’re planning a house renovation or extension, we’d love to be your structural engineer. Contact Us or send us your plans. We’re here to help.

Home Renovation Project Updates

New Farm Renovation, Brisbane

Cornell Engineers are pleased to announce they have been awarded the structural engineering design and documentation of the proposed renovation of a duplex unit in New Farm, Brisbane.

Director, Matt Cornell, said “This building has a lot of hidden potential. The owner has great insights and will be able to turn this property into a gem!”

Cornell Engineers provide structural engineering for new houses, extension and renovations in Brisbane and Mackay. The Brisbane market is performing really well and a tasteful renovation and extension makes great sense. Matt Cornell said, “We’ve had some great feedback from clients. We offer a personalised and intelligent structural engineering service and that complements committed and involved owners and builders. We particularly love working with our home owners and designers. I guess that’s what makes us a little bit different to the current offerings in the market.”

Rear wall to be removed
This wall will open up into a new light-filled courtyard.

Before Photeo - Reno Project
This building will get a spruce up with some minor structural upgrades.


New Homes Project Updates

Samford Valley Projects

Samford Valley, Brisbane! What a beautiful spot to build your new home or plan an extension. Rolling hills. Country living close to the city. I think it is an absolutely delightful spot and I love heading out there to do inspections.

Cornell Engineers are proud to have been involved in a couple of Samford Valley construction projects recently. We’ve got one house

Photo of new house being built at Samford Valley
Samford Valley House

under construction in Angshelle Court already with another one to start very soon! They are magnificent homes with nothing left to chance. If you want to live in a beautiful country setting live at Samford Valley. If you want your new home designed and certified by a great structural engineer, call me – Matthew Cornell – 07 3102 2835.


Home Renovation Project Updates

Banyo Project is Progressing

Follow the link to see a photo update of our renovation project in Banyo, Brisbane. Engineering by Cornell Engineers.

Banyo House Extension Photos