Steel Sheet Piling

As a sheet piling contractor, Van Elle offer a nationwide sheet piling service to suit a wide range of applications; temporary and permanent works, retaining walls, and cofferdams.

Steel sheet piles are generally hot rolled engineered sections of steel with interlocking clutches. Sheet piles are driven into the ground, interlocked with the previously installed pile, to provide temporary and permanent earth retention and excavation support.

The ability of a designed sheet pile section to perform is dependant upon its geometry and the soils it is driven into. Installed sheet piles form a structurally sound and often watertight retaining wall or barrier. Sheet piles are used to form cantilever, propped and anchored retaining structures.

Van Elle operate in all the different sectors of the building and infrastructure markets, highways, rail embankments, flood alleviation, inland waterways and rivers, marine and harbours, contamination containment barriers, steel intensive basement structures.

Van Elle offer innovative designed, commercially viable, in-house solutions to meet all temporary and permanent works requirements. Using modern installation and extraction techniques, we utilise our own Telescopic Leader Rigs with vibratory hammers, Hydraulic Pile Presses, Movax Side Grip and Conventional methods using vibratory and impact hammers, to deliver complex sheet piling packages.

Working for clients and on projects of all sizes you can be guaranteed of the quality service, latest advanced equipment, fully trained site teams and professional attitude you would expect from the UK’s largest independent ground engineering contractor.

Viable sustainable options

  • Sheet piles manufactured from 100% recycled scrap steel
  • Re-use of sheet piles for temporary works
  • Framing steel reuse
  • Environmentally sensitive areas; particularly in inner city areas
  • Close proximity to existing buildings and structures
  • Versatility to work in very confined areas
  • Majority of specialist sheet piling hammers and pile presses operate using biodegradable hydraulic oil
  • Telescopic leader rigs with resonance free or variable moment vibratory hammers reduce the vibration caused when installing and extracting steel piles
  • Use of vibration free pile press methods mitigates noise and vibration pollution