Temporary propping is used extensively in almost any type of construction project from basement construction to bridging. Propping is necessary to support loads during construction, with several props available depending on the required load capacity.
We provide an impressive propping hire range for a variety of construction settings, from simple adjustable height props to extreme capacity propping systems.
With the largest range of temporary propping systems for hire, we can provide integral structural support for any project from low to extremely high load capacity. Our propping systems range from 100kN to 8000kN load capacities.
Use our allowable load capacity comparison chart below to ensure you find the right Mabey Hire propping system for your project:
With many complex factors to consider, temporary propping can require a specialised design; especially for large-scale projects. Temporary propping design considers the important role of load capacities, propping strength, wind resistance and other key factors.
Our experts formulate a temporary propping design, calculating your project's load support requirements, assessing support points and other needs. We engineer a propping design that considers the project's full scope, fitting in with plans and timings to ensure the construction runs smoothly.
We know that these projects are not always planned, so our emergency response team are on hand 24/7 to respond to critical situations with emergency propping equipment. See our team in action below, using our Mass 50 system to re-open the M6 just 24 hours after a bridge strike closed it in both directions.
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A new solution was needed to provide relief from congestion on an ageing bridge in Widnes. The high profile and complex project required significant temporary works support and we used our expertise to deliver a bespoke propping and monitoring scheme.Find out more
When stonework began to crumble from a block of flats in Huddersfield during routine maintenance work, immediate action had to be taken. Our emergency propping made the building safe for repairs.Find out more
Conversion works at the University of Manchester required the removal of two columns, each supporting five stories above. This meant a versatile propping solution was required to support the installation of new beams.Find out more
When a lorry smashed into one of the main supports beneath a bridge over the M6 in Lancashire, the structural integrity of the bridge was severely compromised. Our emergency response team were called in to provide a propping and jacking solution to quickly support the bridge.Find out more
Temporary support towers and jacking systems support platform to enable painting of 2.7km-long bridge.Find out more
Unique propping system and BIM expertise enables complex new build development, which incorporates the existing façade of a historic Grade I listed building, in the heart of Glasgow’s financial district.Find out more
Our engineered solutions range from standard designs to major projects, through to emergencies. We can also offer an end-to-end service from design and supply through to installation and removal.
We can work with you from initial concept design through to project completion, across all aspects of temporary works.
No matter how large or complex the project, we can help. It's what our major project teams do every day!