TMS has considerable experience with all kinds of piling for marine civil and land civil engineering projects. Utilising our floating plant and equipment, we regularly drive tube, sheet, H-section and timber piles for a variety of applications.

Conventional Sheet Piling

Piles are commonly used in the marine sector for riverbank protection, seawalls, cofferdams and so on. Sheet piles are sections of sheet materials with interlocking clutches that are driven into the ground to provide earth retention and excavation support. Permanent steel sheet piles are designed to provide a long service life and are normally installed in sequence to a design depth, they are often tied back with tie bars and have a capping beam installed on the top of the piles.

Crane suspended Vibratory pile driving followed by percussive piling is the most common method of driving sheet piles into the ground with the use of a temporary works. This method is called conventional piling.

The temporary works come in varying different forms depending on location, weights, depth of water, access requirements, lengths of piles etc.  The temporary works will be designed and built for each project.

TMS are experts in installation of Piles, using EMV, vibro and impact hammers as well as using a movax.

The machines TMS use are the latest ‘low emission’ engine, ideally suited for work on inner city sites and all hydraulics use bio oil, for ecological safety in marine environments.

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Movax Piling

This makes the Dooson/Movax combinations very cost effective solutions for pile driving on most sites; from open areas, to confined spaces, or limited headroom. The advanced Auto C control system makes the operation accurate and easier to create high productivity and safety at low operating cost.

As owners and operators of a range of piling equipment, we have a dedicated team of experienced personnel ready to meet your needs:

  • Design and construction
  • Specialised piling activities
  • Commercial and residential
  • Environment Agency and public authority construction contracts
  • Sea and quay walls, boat docks, marinas, jetties and dolphins
  • Quick and efficient installation
  • Tidal environments
  • Environmentally sensitive, including SSS1 riverbank locations
Piling & Cofferdams

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Littlehampton West Training Wall Replacement

For Littlehampton Harbour Board

9 Weeks

The unusually narrow harbour entrance at Littlehampton drains a catchment of 966km2 including the Arun’s main tributary, the Rother. The entrance to the harbour is protected from
siltation through the presence of river training walls and piers at the mouth of the river, including the west training wall.

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Discovery Quay, Falmouth


The existing Roundhead Quay Wall at Discovery Quay is an existing sheet piled wall that protects the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

The wall had been showing signs of corrosion, particularly in the splash zones, which was evidenced in the pitting, rust staining and surface delamination that was present.

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