Temporary Works Design

As specialist temporary works design consultants, IDH defines, designs and delivers efficient, effective solutions for temporary works requirements of all sizes and complexity. Our experience spans the full range of projects from largescale civil engineering and commercial schemes to domestic properties, and we provide solutions and professional advice at every step, whether working with contractors or subcontractors.

Formwork Design

With some of the top formwork design specialists globally within the IDH team, we provide efficient and clear formwork designs using GASS, Titan, Logik, Doka, Topec, Cuplock, MKII, RMD systems, as well as in traditional timber. We work to the latest codes of practice including British Standards and Eurocodes, as well as industry guidance, and are committed to designing out risk.

Scaffold Design

IDH offers a comprehensive, global scaffold design service, always ensuring access requirements are well planned, safe and fit for purpose. Our fully compliant scaffold designs use Tube & Fitting or any System types. IDH offers scaffold support and design expertise right from conception through to installation, and on to scaffold removal. 


The IDH consultant structural engineers provide safe, economical and holistic designs in steel, concrete, traditional masonry, timber and glass. We understand the importance of precision-engineered solutions, and closely collaborate with architects and client teams at all stages. We produce detailed construction, fabrication and erection design drawings to Eurocodes, using 3D technology and modern 3D software packages such as Trimble Tekla, Nemetschek, Allplan or Autodesk Revit. 


We use the latest 3D and Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology to produce cutting-edge, advanced construction models to improve clash detection, resource scheduling and project marketing, saving time and costs for our clients whilst continually improving site safety. 


IDH provides a full range of construction industry training, including CITB-accredited courses. Our temporary works training includes the Role of the Temporary Works Coordinator (TWC) and Temporary Works Supervisor (TWS) course, which is based upon improving the ability to control, monitor and supervise the implementation of commonly encountered temporary works and raise risk awareness, following BS 5975.

Welcome to
Independent Design House

Independent Design House (IDH) is a global engineering design consultancy which offers innovative and professional temporary works design services and comprehensive civil and structural engineering and construction industry training services. Our team is made up of over 40 qualified engineers, and we work on projects worldwide, offering end-to-end services.

With offices in the UK, Ireland, Poland and the Middle East, our fully qualified, chartered civil and structural engineers work to deliver projects efficiently, safely and on budget. We assess, define, analyse and design the most complex and demanding temporary and permanent structures, drawing on our experience in structural engineering and temporary works.

We work closely with sub-contractors, main contractors, developers and home owners to provide solutions across a full scope of construction projects.

For further information on our global offices and the specialist construction services they provide, please see our dedicated websites for IDH Poland and IDH Bahrain.


Since day one, the IDH philosophy has been to provide the highest quality professional advice and services in design engineering. Our founding engineers, Tim Burt and Wojciech Wisniowski, recognised the need for a unique blend of temporary works engineering and structural site engineering experience, and IDH opened its doors in 2011.

We’ve continued to grow our expert engineering team with this in mind, expanding into different territories but always retaining our attention to detail and impeccable customer service. With a staff of more than 40 qualified engineers, including some of the top minds in formwork design, we champion academic knowledge blended with practical skills.

Whether we’re working with contractors or subcontractors, we take our clients on a journey from conception to delivery, through re-design and any changes in build sequence, always guiding with our expertise.

Opening in the UK a decade ago, we’ve expanded into Ireland, Poland and the Middle East.


IDH is a member of the NASC (National Access & Scaffold Confederation), CONSTRUCT (Concrete Structures Group) and the TWf (Temporary Works Forum).

Our business has ISO 9001 QA Accreditation and the appropriate insurances for Professional Indemnity, Employers Liability and Public Liability associated with the nature of our business and provide worldwide cover. 

Contact Us


    Independent Design House
    Studio 2, Westree House, 2 Westree Road
    Kent, ME16 8HB

    Independent Design House
    The Steelworks, Unit 7
    Netham View Industrial Park, Netham Road
    Bristol, BS5 9PQ

    co. Meath
    A82 FW02, Ireland


    General Enquiries: info@idh-design.co.uk
    Job Vacancy Enquiries: vacancies@idh-design.co.uk