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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

Substructure / Foundation Design

The adoption of the most appropriate and economical foundation is to a

significant extent governed by the ground conditions encountered and

type of structure to be supported. Our particular strength in this area

derives from the company's extensive experience across a broad range of

building structures and site conditions.


Our design capability extends from the simplicity of trench fill foundations

adjacent tress, through various forms of reinforced concrete rafts/ slabs

or ground beams, to the relative complexity of a piled solution.


Building designs often include the incorporation of basement retaining

walls to form car parks, plant rooms, bedrooms and other usable spaces.

Our capabilities cover the design of the permanent structure as well as

the design of temporary works to enable construction such as foundations

supporting cranes.


We are also competent in the various methods of underpinning techniques

to stabilise buildings that are suffering effects from differential settlement.

Our underpinning designs may take various forms, from traditional mass

concrete blocks, mass concrete pad and reinforced concrete beam/ slab,

to piled solutions or further specialist techniques.