The house needed to be adapted to accommodate a downstairs bedroom, wet room & level
access for use of a wheelchair. Most of the work would be carried out at the rear of the
property. The ground conditions were surveyed & Building Control noted that the property
contained a boundary to a gravel pit. The extension would need to be piled.
A 52m2 QuickBase was installed in 5 days, with 35 piles down to a depth of 2m-7m. The
work was completed on time, in full, to the client’s satisfaction. Similar projects have since
been quoted for & are progressing.
6.1m x 3.7m
Time on site
Depth of piles
Number of piles
Our Other Services
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.