As a global engineering design consultancy, we deliver innovative and professional temporary works design services and comprehensive engineering and construction industry training services.

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.
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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 and Fitting or any System types. IDH offers scaffold support and design expertise right from conception through to installation, and on to scaffold removal.
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Temporary Works Design

From largescale civil engineering and commercial schemes to domestic properties, IDH was first formed to provide solutions across an extensive range of temporary works. We are highly experienced, have been providing temporary works designs for more than a decade, and have over 40 dedicated, expert engineers.
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Independent Checking

We offer design checking and independent advice for all your temporary works requirements and have gained industry confidence by providing economical, safe and practical designs. Through our experience we understand the importance of providing engineered solutions that do not compromise the integrity of the permanent works.
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Civil and Structural Engineering Design

We can provide safe and economical designs in steel, concrete frames, traditional brick or timber. All of our designs are undertaken in accordance with the latest Eurocodes and current best practice.
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Geotechnical Design Services

We are often asked to design geotechnical solutions for various ground conditions to suit the user’s temporary and final requirements. If we are faced with difficulties along the way – such as problematic ground conditions, sensitive environments or ambitious projects – we provide a durable, economic and fully engineered solution.
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Design Optimisation and Checking Service

Independent Design House is built on expertise: we know how to deliver construction and engineering projects safely, efficiently and on budget. If you choose our Design Optimisation Checking Service, we will analyse, assess and enhance project planning on your behalf.
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Housing Design – New Build, Extensions and Re-Modelling.

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

Reinforcement Design and Detailing

Using our structural analysis skills, our engineers produce rebar designs ready for fabrication. 
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Steel Connection Design

We can produce connection design from initial conception or work with other parties (e.g. architects or other consulting engineers) to provide a full design service.
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Bridge Design and Detailing

Using current design standards and codes of practice, our experienced team can provide a full turnkey package from conceptual design through to detailed design.
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Structural Steel Design and Detailing

We understand the importance of precision-engineered structural steels and have vast experience in permanent works design. Using our structural steelwork design competency, we can produce detailed fabrication and erection design drawings to Eurocodes using AutoCAD as well as Tekla Structures 3D modelling software.
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Training Courses – Construction and Engineering

IDH provides a full range of construction industry training, including CITB-accredited courses.
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3D Drafting, Modelling & BIM

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.
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