Structural Repairs

Slab Lifting

While resin injection can be used to improve the strength of existing soil, a similar process can be applied to relevelling existing concrete slabs that have sank.  We have successfully been using this technology to provide a slab lifting service that can relevel existing floors with minimal disruption and dust.

This method is used to relevel concrete slabs in domestic, commercial (offices, shops, retail outlets) and many industrial (warehouse, factory) applications.  Due to its growing reputation as a popular, non-disruptive method Shire have established our own dedicated team to providing this service.  With over 30 experience, our team of experts can advise quickly on whether slab lifting is an appropriate method, discuss pricing & next steps.

Typically, the cause of movement is established first using our ground investigation team.  Then the slab undergoes a structural condition assessment. Assuming the slab is structurally sound and slab lifting is established as a viable option, holes are drilled into the existing slab in a controlled, pre-designed pattern ready for the process to begin.  Using our level monitoring technology & under highly controlled conditions, the slab is carefully lifted back to the required position, while also strengthening & consolidating the ground underneath to reduce the risk of future movement.

This method is accepted by UK Insurance companies, Housing Associations and is a cost-effective repair method for uninsured or self-insured repairs.

Our specialist team are available to discuss the suitability of this service by emailing engineers@shire-uk.com or calling 01527 579933.

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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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