Our History

With over 25 years’ experience in its locker, Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd has built a strong reputation for developing innovative value-engineering solutions for both temporary and permanent sheet piling projects.

The company was initially founded by John Hull, in 1994, and traded as part of companies known as Speedy Group. In 1999, the company was purchased from the Speedy Group by the board of directors at that time and has traded as an independent company ever since.

In 2012, following retirement of the then company owners, Sheet Piling (UK) Limited underwent an internal management buyout.

Today, whilst John Hull remains as Chairman, the company is run on a day-to-day basis by the current directors, namely Andrew Cotton (Managing Director), Andy Foy (Construction Director), Jonathan Mitchell (Commercial Director) and Imran Patel (Finance Director).

Over the years, the company has become synonymous with innovation within the industry. Reasons for our reputation for innovative include the company becoming a recognised importer of steel sheet piles from steel mills around the world; our development and launch within the industry of sheet piles used for creating permanent basements; our developing of an increased range of installation techniques for more efficient and cost effective ‘Z’ section sheet piles, and finally, the commissioning and introduction to our sector of the world’s first long-reach telescopic leader rig.

The company remains based at its head office in Preston, Lancashire, from where we provide a nationwide service to all of the UK, including Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland and also The Republic of Ireland.

Our staff are at the heart of the company’s success over the years. Many of our employees have been with the company for over 20 years. All of our staff have considerable piling experience and are able to provide expert advice on not only innovative and cost-effective sheet pile design solutions, but also all types of piling operations and installation techniques.

The company has expanded significantly over the years and now owns and operates a comprehensive range of specialist modern piling equipment, including silent vibration-free hydraulic pile presses, telescopic leader rigs, telescopic crawler cranes and conventional piling equipment. The majority of our equipment complies with the latest environmental emission standard requirements.

With so much expertise to draw upon, Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd prides itself on delivering innovative steel piling solutions in a wide range of sectors, including industrial, commercial, road and rail infrastructure, energy and ports and harbours. To find out more about our current-day solutions, please call +44 (0)1772 79 41 41 .