Independent Design House Ltd

Other Specialist Services

At IDH we have a range of additional services designed to offer a high standard of quality and value.  These include:

Design, Supply & Installation

An engineered approach to contracting.

With our specialist knowledge of Temporary Works Design and with our sister construction company, IDH Build, we can provide comprehensive design solutions combined with a professional supply, installation and construction service all under one umbrella through our SiteShore© team.

Scaffold Site Investigation

IDH offer bespoke testing and inspection services that verify and justify the structure or ground conditions for the adopted design.  Our investigation services are targeted at rationalizing and optimising the design approach adopted which can result in large savings in anchor frequency or foundation load spreading and ground improvement.

  • Scaffold Inspections
  • TG04 Anchor Preliminary Testing for anchor selection
  • Bearing Pressure Testing for foundation spreader selection
  • Investigation of existing structure to determine load suitability
  • Back-propping analysis

CAT III Network Rail Design Checks

Cat 3 & Form 3 preparation, review and approval for network rail contracts.

3D Imagery

Create a fly through of the scaffold structure in 3D for project presentation & evaluation.

View example 3D Project


BIM Business Information Modelling

We are at the leading edge of BIM design development for scaffold, formwork and Temporary Works structures. Utilising Autodesk Revit we can integrate design models within larger project models as required by the Project requirements.

Developer Tender Design Packages

Many contractors and developers are frustrated by escalating scaffold contract prices and often do not adequately programme for design or partywall negotiations for scaffolds post tender.  IDH actively encourage and work with a number of Developers to scheme and detail the scaffold design package prior to tender to allow competitive transparent tendering and to kick start any pavement or partywall licences well in advance of contract award.