Sheet Piling

About Sheet Piling

Aarsleff Ground Engineering are an experienced sheet piling contractor, creating value for our clients through operational excellence.

Permanent retaining walls utilising sheet piles are used on schemes large and small, from simple projects to complex slope stabilisation solutions. They offer cost-effective alternatives to contiguous and secant piled walls. They may be designed to both retain temporary excavations and to act as the permanent retaining structure, often in conjunction with the base slab which offers propping to the wall. Sheet pile walls are commonly used in service yards of commercial and retail sector developments, flood defence schemes, bridge abutments and boundary walls. This solution has distinct advantages over concrete contiguous and secant walls. Besides being cost-effective, they require no curing time before excavations can commence, thus allowing shorter programmes.

Construction Features

As a specialist sheet piling contractor, Aarsleff design and deliver operational excellence in:

  • sheet pile basements
  • permanent retaining walls
  • temporary sheet piles
  • conventional sheet piling
  • steel bearing pile foundations
  • temporary and permanent support systems and anchors

Our methodologies include the use of techniques such as silent, vibration-free piling and telescopic leader rigs, as well as conventional driving equipment.

Sheet Piling Contractor Aarsleff Ground Engineering, offer the following specialist retaining wall solutions:

  • Propped Walls
  • Cantilever
  • Anchored Walls
  • King Sheet Piled Walls (KSP)
  • Conventional and Marine Sheet Piling
  • Permanent Retaining Walls
  • Temporary Sheet Piling
  • Sheet Pile Basements
  • Cofferdam

What is a Cofferdam?

A Cofferdam is a structure constructed to allow the enclosed area to be excavated and free from water. This excavation creates a dry working environment for the major work to proceed. Cofferdams are generally required for foundations of structures, such as bridge piers, marines, harbours, ports, docks, locks, and dams, which are built in open water or used on land where there is a high groundwater table. Cofferdams consist of a relatively impermeable wall built around the periphery of the proposed excavation, comprising welded steel structures, with components consisting of sheet piles, wales, and cross braces. Alternatively, this is achieved by temporary hydraulic frames and struts. Such structures are typically dismantled after the ultimate work is completed. A Cofferdam can be constructed in almost any desired shape.

Through close relations with clients, developers and principal contractors, Aarsleff are a choice sheet piling contractor. We design and deliver operational excellence, creating cost-effective and value-engineered designs, built on reliable and relevant methodologies, whether these relate to permanent installations or temporary ones. We strive to add value, creating savings in cost, programme and associated emissions where possible.

Whatever the client’s remit, problem or challenge, if it involves sheet piling, we can engineer an approach to help solve it. Aarsleff Ground Engineering is the choice Sheet Piling Contractor for your project.



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A leading UK ground engineering specialist, focusing on multi-discipline excellence and value engineering. We design and deliver some of the UK’s largest ground engineering projects.

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1947. Central Jutland, Denmark. Per Aarsleff borrowed 10,000 Danish Kroner from his father’s life insurance, bought an excavator, and founded Northern Europe’s leading contracting company.

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