Aluminium Vertical shores

Shore Hire’s Aluminium Vertical Shores are the quickest, simplest and safest method of shoring a trench or excavation and contribute to cost savings for our clients time and again.


Aluminium vertical shores work by supporting the side walls of a trench through the use of hydraulic pressure. Built from lightweight aluminum alloy, vertical shores provide portability and strength advantages and prevent cave-ins within all but the most unstable soil conditions. They are quick and simple to use and can be installed safely by one person from beside the top of the trench using a hydraulic hand pump, with gauged pressure ensuring even load allocation to walls.


This simple method of installation means the trench is safely shored up while the excavator continues to dig at full capacity, thereby maximising efficiency. It also maintains vertical trench sides, preventing soil movement and optimising workspace.


Trench sheets are used in conjunction with vertical shores to help distribute the load. 

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Aluminium vertical shores are designed for shoring of vertical trenches as well as less uniform excavations. They can be used for spot bracing, production trenching and offer versatility when restrictions are imposed by space or parallel or crossing utilities, particularly when combined with other trench shoring systems. In stable soils aluminium vertical shores can be used directly against a trench face.

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  • Various length rails allow trenches to be shored to over 3m in depth. Shore Hire vertical shores allow maximum spacing of 1200mm. Extra extension spacers are available for wider trenches
  • Lightweight aluminum alloy construction for durability and easy portability
  • Enable simple above-ground installation
  • Trench sheeting can be used to distribute the load or according to soil conditions 

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The Aluminium Vertical Shores can be delivered standalone or as as part of our comprehensive full-service solution. This includes:

  • Free on-site assessment
  • Engineering design
  • Delivery

For safety products available for use with the Aluminium Vertical Shores, click here


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  V1050-900 V1050-1400 V1500-900 V1500-1400 V2100-900 V2100-1400
Length of Rail 1070mm 1070mm 1500mm 3m or 4m 3m or 4m 3m or 4m
Width of Rail 204mm 204mm 204mm 204mm 204mm 204mm
Number of Cylinders 2 2 2 2 2 2
Min Trench Width 560mm 860mm 560mm 860mm 560mm 860mm
Max Trench Width 1740mm 2760mm 1740mm 2760mm 1740mm 2760mm
Stroke (Approx.) 345mm 535mm 345mm 535mm 345mm 535mm
Min Depth 1060mm 1060mm 1480mm 1480mm 1935mm 1935mm
Max Depth 2435mm 2435mm 2460mm 2460mm 3015mm 3015mm
Weight- with Standard Extensions 23kg 28kg 28kg 32kg 32kg 37kg
Max Hydraulic Pressure 1500psi 1500psi 1500psi 1500psi 1500psi 1500psi


Note: For shoring in cohesive soils only. Extra extension spacers are required for additional width trenches. Maximum spacing of 1200mm between vertishores.