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.

As specialist temporary works design consultants, IDH defines, designs and delivers efficient, effective solutions for requirements of all sizes and complexity.

Our experience spans all types of projects and we provide solutions and professional advice at every step, whether working with contractors or subcontractors.

  • Site Meetings, Inspections and Surveys
  • Detailed Design Drawings and Calculations
  • CAT 3 Independent Design Checks
  • Propping, Shoring and Needling
  • Steel and Concrete Temporary Structures
  • Temporary Earthworks
  • Temporary Roads
  • Excavation Support
  • Crane Bases
  • Piling Mats
  • Façade Retention
  • Underpinning
  • Hoarding, Fencing, Gates and Signboards
  • Stability Assessments
  • Retaining Walls
  • Sheet Piling
  • Construction Sequence and Planning
  • AIPs for Highway Authorities


According to BS 5975:2019, temporary works can be described as providing an “engineered solution” that is used to support or protect either an existing structure or the permanent works during construction, or to support an item of plant or equipment, or the vertical sides or side-slopes of an excavation during construction operations on site or to provide access.

We have listed just some of the areas that we can assist with. Get in touch to see how we can help with the temporary works design required on your project.