Retaining Structures

Bespoke design and construction service in all forms of Piled Retaining Structures

We offer a number of cost effective, quick build retaining wall solutions for use in multiple sectors.  Our in-house consultancy division offer slope stability and geological analysis to allow the optimal design solution to be provided.

Retaining wall systems are structurally designed and constructed to resist the lateral pressure of soil when there is a desired change in ground elevation that exceeds the angle of repose of the soil.

We can provide the ground investigation, design and installation of a variety of retaining wall solutions including;

  • Gravity Systems
  • Cantilevered Systems
  • Sheet Piling
  • Anchored Walls
  • Soil Nailing
  • Soil Strengthening
  • Gabion Meshes
  • Mechanical Stabilisation
Retaining Structures

Permanent Works

We design, install and warrant permanent works retaining walls, cofferdams and marine works. Our breadth of experience allows us to provide cost effective solutions from feasibility stage through to construction.

Temporary Works

With our wealth of knowledge and experience in the design and construction of temporary works of all types and in all environments, together with our large stock of Sheet Piles and Framing material, we provide our clients with the most suitable cofferdam or retaining structure to suit their site needs.

We offer both hire and the sale and buy back of temporary sheet pile and framing material. Both are considered at tender stage.

Design Solutions

For both permanent and temporary works we evaluate geotechnical, environmental, safety, programme and financial factors to provide one or a combination of the following solutions:

  • Cantilever or Propped/Anchored Sheet Piling
  • Rock Socketed King Post with Concrete or Sheet Pile Panels
  • High Modulus/Combination Wall
  • Cantilever or Propped Circular Cofferdam

Installation Techniques

Our construction methods are very effective and are achieved using our own equipment.  Our Leader Rigs are capable of using a number of attachments which include Resonance Free Vibrator, Impact Hammer, Pile Press, Auger Bored and Down the Hole Hammer.

The appropriate attachment is selected to best suit the specific project requirements, ground conditions and pile type.

In addition we offer EMV/Movax and conventional crane suspended vibrator and impact hammer installation using piling gates.

All of our techniques can be employed on floating plant for Marine Works.


  • Sheet Piling
  • King Post Piling
  • Cantilever
  • Propped – Fabricated Framing or Hydraulic Framing
  • Material – Hire or Sale and Buy Back

Retaining Walls

  • Permanent or Temporary
  • Sheet Piling
  • King Post Piling – Concrete/Steel Panels
  • Combi Wall
  • Cantilever, Propped or Anchored
Retaining Structures

Our Civil Engineering team are here to answer your questions

Aspin provides extensive Civil Engineering services to various sectors of industry - we have a highly experienced team of consultants in place across 7 UK locations.