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About Us

PorthouseDean Limited, founded in 2012, specialises in the production of structural calculations and detailed drawings to fulfil building regulations conditions for mainly residential developments – from extensions and loft conversions to complete new-build developments. We provide services to home-owners, architects, builders and developers across the country – using the architectural plans provided by the client to produce our information.

Our team of engineers have the level of experience, along with an in-depth knowledge of relevant British Standards, to allow them to be able to recognise structural flaws in buildings at first glance.

All of our calculations, drawings and reports go through rigorous quality control procedures. 

Our Mission

At PorthouseDean we are committed to helping our clients achieve their construction objectives in a way which is both economical and aesthetical, but above all we’re committed to ensuring that buildings are constructed in a way that means that they are robust and safe for years to come. This means that we refuse to turn a blind eye to poor building practice.

Our objective is to continue providing low-cost consultancy services to ensure that our prices are competitive, but also to maintain a level of quality which ensures that our product is one of the best of its kind on the market place.

Meet The Team

Director - Chris Porthouse MEng CEng MIstructE

Chris graduated from Leeds University in 2005 where he obtained a 1st Class Masters Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering. Chris has a wealth of experience; having lead the design of a number of large scale commercial and residential developments for a leading northwest consultancy. 

Chris has worked on a number of large scale commercial and industrial developments, but the bulk of his experience is within the residential sector which has provided him with excellent understanding of the requirements of the current Building Regulations.

Chris is a fully qualified chartered structural engineer with the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).

Director - Sam Dean BEng (Hons)

Sam graduated from Queen Mary University of London in 2006 with an upper second class honours degree in Materials Science and Engineering. Following his graduation Sam was employed by Steve Hunt Partnership in Warrington as a trainee structural design engineer, where he worked with Chris.

Sam moved to global engineering leader, Atkins, in 2010 where he worked on nuclear projects, carrying out seismic finite element structural analysis and managing station improvement projects among other roles. Sam became co-owner and director of PorthouseDean in May 2012 and has since acted as the technical lead on around 1000 small to medium scale residential and industrial projects.


Structural Engineering Team


Support Engineering Team

Junior Engineer

Project Support Coordinator

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   6th floor, F block, North Suite 2,
St James’ Buildings, 61-95 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EG
   0161 820 3230

PorthouseDean is the trading name of PorthouseDean Limited.

Registered at Company House in England.
Company No: 08086677

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