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Welcome to Shear Ltd

We are a small flexible Structural Engineering Company based in Rossendale with over 20 years experience designing a wide spectrum of building structures predominantly in the North West.

Whether it's a new steel beam to a kitchen extension or a new power plant, we are able to provide a professional, efficient and competitive service to a variety of clients such as home owners, builders, developers, architects and surveyors.

We produce structural calculations and supporting drawings, professionally prepared by qualified experienced Engineers and Draughtsman for submission to the local authority for Building Regulation Approval.



Substructure/ Foundation Design

Superstructure Design

Steelwork Element Design

Reinforced Concrete Element Design

Timber Element Design

Masonry Element Design

Computer Aided Design & Draughting

Residential Planning Application & Drawings

Reinforcement Bar Scheduling

Structural Investigations/ Reporting

Site Investigations

Structural Calculation Appraisal


Institute of Structual Engineers

Masonry Element Design

There are numerous masonry elements across various sectors that we

have design experience of. The following list is a selection of the more

common masonry elements / structures that we are familiar with. This is

whether they are designed as part of a new superstructure or as an

individual entity within an existing building:

  • Reinforced and unreinforced masonry cavity wall panels.

  • Wind posts.

  • Grouted/ reinforced cavity walls.

  • Free standing and retaining walls.

  • Lift shafts

  • Piers.

  • Buttressing fin walls.

  • Lintels and padstones.

  • Arches.

  • Movement Joints.


Structural Engineering throws up all kinds of problems each day, which

require a solution. If you have a unique structure or element that doesn't

appear on our website, than we are confident we can apply our

knowledge and skills to provide a solution.