Looking to hire in or purchase Propping and Needling Equipment for use in groundworks or construction projects?

SEL’s Slimshore soldier units can be used to enable temporary support of structural walls using conventional Propping & Needling techniques. This versatile system can also be used for other applications such as basement construction and façade retention.

Depending on the loading criteria, the Slimshore Needle beams may be supported using Light or Heavy duty props. The Heavy Duty props are made up using slimshore soldier units which we can supply along with other necessary equipment including push pull props and acrow props

Common Applications  

Our propping and needling equipment is often used in the following applications:

  • Removal of old foundations 
  • Building refurbishment
  • Facade retention
  • Basement equipment
  • Wall support
  • Propping steelwork installations

Features & Benefits

Discover how using our Propping and Needling equipment can help improve the operation at your site:

  • Using a 4no. or 6no. M16x40 Bolted joint, Formwork Soldiers can be connected end to end making their deployment quick and easy
  • The soldiers can be used as Prop units, Raking shores, Needle Beams and more making them extremely versatile on site
  • Robust design with high load capacity ensures safety for your team
  • Adaptable and flexible to meet your project’s needs at a moment’s notice
  • Suitable for all types of buildings, from domestic properties to commercial office blocks
  • Secured to a concrete base using anchor bolts, adding an additional layer of safety

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Please contact SEL for further information and advice on any Propping or Needling Equipment you may require. To hear more about our latest rates and get a competitive quote, contact our nearest depot or call us on 0117 982 8236.

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What is Propping and Needling?

Propping and Needling is a method of supporting an existing structure whilst creating a new opening and installing new structural members. Needling refers to a horizontal steel beam which is inserted through a small hole in the wall to be supported; whilst propping refers to the vertical members supporting the Needles. Our versatile Slimshore system can cope with a variety of situations, please contact us today to discuss your requirements. 

Key Permissible Properties
Moment Capacity42.5 kNM
Shear Capacity216.5 kN
Axial Capacity (@ 4m)232 kN
4no Bolted Joint – Moment15.5 kNm
4no Bolted Joint – Tension167 kN
6no Bolted Joint – Moment20.5 kNm
6no Bolted Joint – Tension275 kN
Key Section Properties
Material GradeS355
Net Selection Area2010.8 mm2
Net Iyy1851 cm4
Net Izz551.9 cm4

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