Temporary Works Design

When undertaking construction works which involve refurbishment, partial or whole demolition or working near other buildings or structures, a temporary works scheme will be required.


Structures Made Easy can offer design services in almost all
traditional Temporary Works Design proposals.

This includes (but not limited to):-

  • Basement propping design
  • Underpinning
  • Propping design
  • Hoarding design
  • Façade retention design,
  • Temporary steel or concrete structure design
  • Crane bases
  • Temporary earthworks
  • Risk assessment and method statements

Temporary works can play crucial part in a project’s success and it is important to understand the constraints of the site as well as the existing and neighbouring structures. The final proposed layout and deflection limits are also crucial to prevent partial or full collapse during construction.

During construction, drawings and details of the design should be followed closely, managed by the principle contractor to ensure all works are carried out safely and in line with the specifications. The principle contractor should oversee all temporary works on site. The design and site management team would normally collaborate to deal with unforeseen items that may arise during the construction. Allowances should be made to accommodate any unforeseen changes following the site strip out, as existing buildings are prone to reveal unknowns once the wall and floor finishes are removed.

Our key staff members allocated to a given project would have extensive experience in temporary works design and would ensure the process is carried out as efficiently as possible.


Our packages include the following (but not limited to):-

  • Site inspection visit (unless there is special reason not to visit).
  • Structural drawings and calculations*.
  • Ongoing email & phone support to project team queries (client, architect, builder, party wall surveyor etc).

*Our drawings and details normally include General Arrangement plans of the structure (normally in 2D CAD). Typically these include:-

  • Propping system layout such as needles and acrow props, RMD soldiers, etc
  • Relevant building notes to structure such as lacing & bracing etc.
  • Other related structural items that can be specific to the project.

Please note that your project may not require all the items listed above or may require more than what is listed above so best to contact us to obtain a quote specific to your needs

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