Engineering Innovation

Engineering Innovation

Engineering Innovation is at the heart of our approach to structural engineering. Over time, we have added a wide variety of services to our offering including Geotechnical investigations, structural repair services, telecommunications design services, product innovations and foundation systems to name a few. Contact our engineers today to discuss your project or challenge.

Award Winning

Award Winning

We are proud of every project we work on and it’s an honour when those projects are recognised by others. We’re excited to announce The Old Court House won 3 RIBA Awards this year.  Featured on Grand Designs, the awards are in the fields of Conservation & Project Architecture.  This now brings our total to 13 RIBA Awards.  Contact our engineers today to discuss your project or challenge.

New Services

New Services

We’re constantly researching and developing new engineering methods to deliver cost-effective, non-disruptive repair solutions.  We recently launched a series of new methods for strengthening existing ground and slab lifting, using resin injection methods & specialist geotechnical polymers. Contact our engineers today to discuss your project or challenge.

Product Development

Product Development

We love a challenge!  In 1998 we invented the Shire Pile, saving the UK Insurance sector £millions in costs of repairs.  Over 20 years later and all of our products are the direct result of challenges on how to create faster, less disruptive or more cost-effective engineered systems. Our latest foundation systems are concrete-free, removable and recyclable.

Our Services

Civil & Structural Engineering

Civil & Structural Engineering

Engineering Innovation is at the heart of our approach to structural engineering. Shire were formed during 1988 in the belief that many clients were dissatisfied with the traditional reactive response of some Engineers.

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Telecommunications Design

Telecommunications Design

Shire have a vast array of in-house design skills and expertise. Our dedicated telecoms team are often driving a gold design standard in the industry for others to follow. Our commitment is to provide quality design in a proactive, forward-thinking way & quickly! Our services also include site surveying, building analysis, tower analysis and line of sight surveys.

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Geotechnical Investigations

Geotechnical Investigations

Shire originally started the geotechnical service to provide our own engineers with information on site, while the structural surveys were being carried out. This allowed us to offer a reactive, rapid response to our clients as a ‘one-stop shop’ for Design, Investigation and Construction.

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Structural Investigations

Structural Investigations

As Structural Engineers, we have worked with the Property Insurance sector since 1998. We conduct structural inspections, impact damage analysis, specialist investigations and root cause analysis. All of which is engineer-led using straightforward language. Our experienced engineers are also asked to conduct Expert Reports and Expert Witness Service for homeowners and clients alike.

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Structural Repairs

Structural Repairs

Shire offer a specialist building repair service registered under the Safe Contractor Accreditation and the Contractors Health & Safety Assessments schemes. In conjunction with our inspection & investigation services, we can offer a full solution from initial cause analysis through to structural repair.

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Research & Development

Research & Development

We love a challenge! We were first asked to find a solution for repairing terraced houses in the City of London that had restricted access but needed structural support. That was in 1998 and the Shire Pile was created. Since then the R&D team at Shire have developed more products with a focus on restricted access, concrete-free, easy to install, removable and recyclable for a wide variety of applications. And there are plenty more solutions on the way. Contact us if you have an engineering challenge we can help to solve.

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Our product innovations

Shire Groundfill Base

Shire Groundfill Base

  • Tested with lateral forces of 6kN
  • No concrete
  • Spoil is backfilled into the void
  • Reusable and recyclable
Shire RootBase - S range

Shire RootBase – S range

  • Tested with vertical forces of over 15 tonnes
  • No concrete
  • Available in over 10 configurations
  • Reusable
Shire RootBase - D range

Shire RootBase – D range

  • Fast installation time
  • installed below depth of services
  • No concrete
  • Available with 1.5, 2, 2.5 & 3m ground anchors
Shire Pile

Shire Pile

  • Fast installation time
  • Low ground disturbance
  • 3 sections: head, stem & base
  • Fully galvanised steel
Shire QuickBase

Shire QuickBase

  • Fast installation time – 15m2 installed in 1 day
  • Combined floor, beam & pile solution
  • Unique patented design
  • Achieves U-values of 0.02 W/m2k
Shire Pad

Shire Pad

  • Temporary foundation solution
  • Designed by Structural Engineers
  • 360° levelling head
  • Patented design
Shire Clay Pile

Shire Clay Pile

  • Clay grips outer sleeve leaving pile stable
  • Greater depth up to 10-12m augered piles to be drilled using lightweight hand manoeuvrable wheeled rig
  • Small diameter (115mm) reduced waste
  • Increased pile capacity up to 120kN
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The Old Court House

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Leventhorpe

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Leominster Police Station

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riba

“Just a message to you thanks for all sorting out all the piling and working with us throughout the delay. I wish I could find staff as trusting and who work as hard. Definitely will be using you in the future.”

DJC Build

DJC Build

“I’m very pleased with the work carried out, they were very informative about what they were doing and it couldn’t have gone better.”

Mr & Mrs H

Homeowner

“Operatives arrived on time, introduced themselves and proceeded to clear the site. Both drives were protected prior to the arrival of materials. The site was clean and tidy.”

Mr Cs

Homeowner

“Thank you Very much for scheduling the appointment and doing a job well done. I feel reassured and safe in my home now that its complete.”

Mrs D

Homeowner

“Service and job carried out, professionally and effectively as planned”

Mr S

Homeowner

“Worked non-stop to get the job done. They were a good team, worked well together & were cheerful and a pleasure to have around.”

Mrs B

Homeowner

“I am very pleased. Very efficient, sincere & hard working. They explained every step within the works – well done to you all!”

Mr F

Homeowner, Kent

Even the neighbours were impressed by the site team’s cleanliness, one commented that she had never seen the site so clean. Jackie Robinson has been very helpful & supportive over the last 9 months”

Mr & Mrs D

Homeowner, Bristol

“We have relied on Shire to deliver ‘right-first-time’ design solutions for over a decade.”

Chris Stratton

Head of Site Acquisition & Estate Management, MLL Telecom Ltd

“Shire’s methods saved Insurers £10m in 3 years alone”

Frank Russell

Operations & Development Manager for Lloyds Banking Group

“I am very pleased.  Very efficient, sincere & hard working.  They explained every step within the works – well done to you all!”

Mr F,

Homeowner, Kent

“No improvement needed, the two guys were working on a difficult site, however they just got on with it and were extremely efficient – thank you!”

Mr J

Homeowner, Peterborough

“Even the neighbours were impressed by the site team’s cleanliness, one commented that she had never seen the site so clean”

Mr & Mrs D, Homeowner

Homeowner, Bristol

“Shire’s ability to interpret our requirements and take full account of issues we had not even considered, means we expect to rely on them for years to come”

Chris Stratton

Head of Site Acquisition & Estate Management, MLL Telecom Ltd

“Shire’s methods saved Insurers £10m in 3 years alone”

Frank Russell

Operations & Development Manager for Lloyds Banking Group

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