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Temporary Works Design


“Responsive and punctual, with a meticulous eye for detail”

SJG Design’s expert team of engineers, led by our experienced Chief Executive Officer, produce both project specific and standard detail designs, in line with British Standard BS5975 and CDM, with consistently low lead times. 

Having a specialist in the design of Temporary Works alongside you allows peace of mind that your site has the engineered solutions the HSE legally requires. See below the range of design services that SJG's team have to offer and how our reliable engineered solutions and a vision for value engineering means, when it comes to Temporary Works SJG should be your permanent contact. 

We can help you today...

  • CAT 1-3 Checking
  • Value Engineering
  • Scaffolding
  • Formwork
  • Falsework
  • Piling Platforms
  • Tower Crane Bases
  • Hoarding and Fencing
  • Facade Retention
  • Needling and Propping
  • Mobile Crane Outrigger Base Design
  • Excavation Support
  • Hoist Bases
  • Site Facilities Design
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Preliminaries and Tender Design
  • Underpinning
  • BIM / 3D Modelling
  • AutoCAD Draughting

For all aspects of temporary works design

Standard Detail design certificates:

A design certificate is a requirement that is consistent for many aspects on site; for example Hoardings and Site Cabins. We recognise that it is expensive to procure a design for these features on every separate occasion. However, as it is a requirement, the most time efficient and cost effective solution is a Standard Detail design.

SJG Design Ltd can provide a design certificate that is re-useable on numerous sites, but caveated with a project specific check. However, the project specific check takes considerably less time and therefore is much better value for money than procuring a new check for each project. This is another example of SJG Temporary Work’s vision for Value Engineering.

Independent CAT-3 Design checks

A CAT-3 design check is used to independently verify an engineered solution for an aspect of Temporary Works that is complex or high in risk. This is a legal requirement, but doesn’t always have to provide strain on your team’s budget or procurement routes.

Utilise our design expertise alongside our extensive engineering contacts, to provide you with the full CAT-3 package. With no need to procure twice, we can ensure you safety and a low lead time on your items of risk. 

Our Engineering Team

Chief Executive Officer, Simon Goldsmith has assembled a team of design engineers that have the perfect balance in experience and youthful exuberance. We have members of staff that specialise in Steelwork, Formwork & Falsework, Geotechnics, Piling and Propping. This means we can not only ensure that we have the relevant expertise for your next design, but also that our team of graduate and apprentice engineers are developing under the guidance of our Senior staff and knowledgeable Temporary Works Engineers.  

Our Rates and Our Promise

SJG Temporary Works always have an eye for quality and Value Engineering. Our in-depth knowledge of the topic at hand allows us to value-engineer the rates that we offer. We will always strive to provide the best value quotation for you and your specific requirements. If the task introduced to us is one that can be, in the majority, completed by one of our skilled graduates, then we will confidently allow the work to be completed at that rate, with a Senior Engineer check. This not only allows for the development of our young and enthusiastic design team, but it means you can be assured that your project has been completed at the best rate by the level of competency required for your safety. 

So, whether it’s for a quote on a full CAT-3 design for a tower crane base or just for some free advice on how to get round a simple issue on site...

Think SJG Design.


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Does this sound like the service for you? Get in touch and one of our friendly staff will help and guide you.

E-mail: info@sjgtwltd.co.uk
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  • Scott FlemingDeanfield Homes Limited

    “I have used SJG Temporary Works in 2 roles now; the first being a couple of years ago with an apartment scheme in East London, liaising with Network Rail and HS1 adjacent the site. Thanks to SJG the Category 3 assessments were all resolved and our works were approved without hitch, within budget and in good time.

    After this, I made sure to stay in touch and am pleased to be working with their team again, albeit more rurally now around Oxfordshire, and since I am receiving the same level of support with their expertise, expedience and fair rates, I will continue to go to SJG TW whenever their help is needed in future too.”


  • Rod SheaderDirector - Denon Construction

    "As Managing Director of a Contractor that specialises in providing Temporary Works solutions, my aim is always to provide the client with a complete package. My continued working relationship with Simon Goldsmith and his team at SJG Temporary Works, allows me to meet these aims consistently."

    "The skill-sets within Simon’s team of design engineers compliment our company perfectly. They consistently provide me with the design checks necessary that allow Denon to complete our works with full peace of mind."

    "Also I recommend a visit to their office for the stunning views and there’s always a good cup of tea!"


  • Dave ThompsonMD - Torch Safety Services

    "Temporary works requirements and understanding the mechanics of compliance represents a huge challenge to the major contractors of the UK, as a service provider for small to medium sized contractors Temporary Works in this sphere has so far been largely misunderstood and therefore often ignored. SJG provide the solution brilliantly."

    "With disciplines ranging from specialist advice, designing practical solutions to excellent training delivery they have helped me personally and in turn the businesses I support by being efficient, responsive and committed to providing the complete Temporary Works service."


  • Darren BradyOperations Director - Apollo Cradles

    "I would like to thank you and your team on behalf of Apollo Cradles for the work carried out on the Riverlight Project, London as I feel that the professional approach helped Apollo Cradles to secure a prestigious contract with a new customer."

    "I would like to take this opportunity to thank SJG and I would have no hesitation in using your services again. I am looking forward to a long working relationship and I would definitely recommend you to other companies."


  • Paul Grimes CMIOSHSHE Manager

    “We have been using the expert knowledge, services and training of SJG Temp Works for a number of years, under Simon Goldsmith’s industry leading guidance the company has developed into a great team which I would encourage any company to use."

    "The high quality of expert service we’ve received and the friendly customer service makes SJG Temp Works a pleasure to deal with, and provides the peace of mind knowing our company is being guided to temporary works compliance by the best.”


  • James LockwoodProject Director - St Edwards (Berkeley Group)

    "SJG Temporary Works Ltd have been providing St Edward’s with Temporary Works designs for numerous high-value property schemes throughout London and are currently working on multiple live projects with our group. Their engineering team is reactive, responsive and diligent to finding the right solution, which is why I would happily recommend to colleagues and other professionals."


  • Kris StoreyYorkshire Fence Hire Ltd

    "We have used SJG Design for over 3 years, from standard details for our fencing systems, right through to on-site training and we couldn’t be happier with the services they provide. Fast, efficient and most importantly of all, approachable. Always happy to offer advise and work with you to get through any difficult situations that may arise on site."


  • Ian WrightProject Manager - Nestlé

    "Nestles £200m extension project on its existing factory in Tutbury is the largest of its kind worldwide and as a company, our role within the project has evolved from being the client, to that of being the client and the Principal Contractor."

    “The expertise of SJG Temporary Works Ltd has been invaluable within a team of specialist subcontractors and consultants. Having an expert consultancy on hand is a necessity, but the way SJG have guided us through all temporary works processes in a dynamic, flexible and professional manner has allowed their aspects of the project to run smoothly and within their agreed timescales, which I believe to be the main concern of any contractor. SJG’s skilled design team provided numerous temporary works designs and bespoke design solutions for the project, which have been without fail, accurate and on time."

    “SJG’s ‘Can Do’ attitude has gone above and beyond their job specification and their generosity has stretched to sponsoring events and aspects of staff projects, which both directly aimed to raise awareness for site health and safety. Nestle have developed a successful and efficient supplier relationship with SJG and would happily recommend them to any professional or contractor in my position.”