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.

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.

Scaffold Design

IDH offers a comprehensive, global scaffold design service, always ensuring access requirements are well planned, safe and fit for purpose.


The IDH consultant structural engineers provide safe, economical and holistic designs in steel, concrete, traditional masonry, timber and glass. 


We use the latest 3D and Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology to produce cutting-edge, advanced construction models.


IDH provides a full range of construction industry training, including CITB-accredited courses. These include Role of the Temporary Works Coordinator (TWC) and Temporary Works Supervisor (TWS) courses.

IDH Housing Design

IDH Housing Design is a dedicated and specialist housing design, planning and production enabling service for the house building industry and developers.


We offer a range of specialist services such as our Design Optimisation Checking Service, our Comprehensive Scaffold Inspection Service and our Temporary Works Coordinator Service.


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 Head Offices
    Studio 2, Westree House, 2 Westree Road
    Kent, ME16 8HB


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


    Locations of all IDH offices globally