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Shire UK Quickbase Television Ad

Have you seen our advert on SKY TV? Shire is confident that our QuickBase lightweight foundation system provides a perfect, concrete-free foundation solution for a wide range of applications, and we want to make sure everyone knows about it! That’s why we’ve been running an advert on TV. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can see it below:

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Are you needing solid foundations for your glamping site? Not sure of the best option? Then let Shire, a multi-award winning structural engineering company, provide the solution.

Shire has proven expertise when it comes to foundation and structural engineering dilemmas.

Maybe the site has trees to take into consideration or is situated on less than perfect ground, or you want to avoid using concrete.

Make sure you protect your investment from the start. To find out more visit today.


QuickBase is Shire’s multi-award-winning flooring, beam and pile system. QuickBase is an entirely unique lightweight foundation system for conservatories and lightweight structures such as glamping facilities and single floor extensions.

QuickBase is based on helical screw piles that support part-recycled plastic ground beams connected via a series of push-fit joints to form a frame. The ground beam is then filled with a specially formulated non-shrink grout to give a high strength composite beam. The frame carries the load of the building through the piles to suitable bearing strata, uniquely removing the need for mass concrete foundations. It is then fitted with a premanufactured damp-proof floor slab onto which the inner wall of the conservatory,  extension or other lightweight structure is built.

QuickBase is completely concrete-free, easy to install and exceeds the requirements of building control regulations.


Engineering innovation is at the heart of Shire’s approach to structural engineering.  Shire was formed during 1988 in the belief that many clients were dissatisfied with the traditional reactive response of some engineers.  Shire aims to have an active involvement in projects, making recommendations where we see more effective solutions. We have gained a reputation for being ‘Thinking Engineers’ which has led to a varied workload in the civil, structural, highways, aerospace, education and rail sectors.

Get in Touch

For more information about QuickBase or to find out how Shire can help you, please feel free to give us a call on +44 (0)1527 579933 or send an email to