Research & Development
We love a challenge! We apply innovative thinking to all of our engineering services. As our reputation has grown, customers have come to us with product challenges. All of our products are designed by Structural Engineers and are supplied with full design support, including help with applications for Building / Planning Application approval. Our geotechnical team can carry out ground investigations & analysis to determine the bearing capacity of the soil. Combined with the loading details of the superstructure and the ambitions of the project, is all our engineers need to determine the right solution for the project.
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 all easy & rapid to install, concrete-free, removable and recyclable.
To date we’ve designed solutions for the domestic property repair market, the rail industry, modular building industry, conservatory installers, the world of glamping and temporary classrooms for schools to name a few.
All our products are designed and made in the UK. We have pre-designed solutions available and a team ready to help design either new connection details or completely new products.
You can view our current range here and keep an eye out for further developments. There are plenty more solutions being launched in the future. We’ll announce them first in our monthly newsletter here. Please contact us if you have an engineering or installation challenge we can help to solve.
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more