Vertical Shores

The Vertishore is a lightweight, compact shoring unit designed for short-term trench support in stable ground conditions which do not require close sheeting. The unit is easily installed from ground level by one man in a matter of seconds and provides safe, effective shoring without operatives having to enter an un-shored excavation. If required, optional EKOply Backing Boards can be supplied to aid retention of loose or granular material between vertical supports. 
Each unit comprises two aluminium rails, expanded against the trench wall by a pair of interconnected hydraulic cylinders which are available in a range of different sizes. The cylinders fit directly into a recess in the rails and are pressured by a manually operated hydraulic hand pump, giving an uninterrupted column of strength between the trench walls. All units are designed for quick and easy installation and removal by one or two people from outside the trench.


  • Aluminium construction 
  • Simple method to support self-supporting soil 
  • Installation from outside the trench 
  • Hydraulic width adjustment


  Type A Type B
Rail Length (mm) 1.5 2.1
Minimum Excavation Width (mm) 450 450
Maximum Excavation Width (mm) 1600 1600
Clearance Below Cylinder (mm) 570 570
Typical Unit Weight (kg)* 27 34


Item Code Ram Type Excavation Width (mm) Weight (kg)
HVS.1250 1 450 680 4
HVS.1300 2 550 880 5
HVS.1350 3 650 1080 7
HVS.1400 4 1000 1600 10

*Weights will vary with cylinder lengths used

Technical Library

Vertishore Technical Literature

Vertishore Technical Literature

Technical Literature for the Vertishore support system.


Vertishore User Guide

Vertishore User Guide

Equipment User Guide for the Vertishore and EKOply Backing Board support system.