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The Beast of Battersea

Posted on 19/06/2017

The Beast of Battersea We’ve wasted no time at all on putting the latest addition into work. Rigid 8×2 Hiab cw Super Heavy Lift Hiab Fly Jib and Winch A still and sunny Sunday morning was the perfect time for ‘The Beast’ to catch her first prey in the form of a ‘very’ loaded 20ft…

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Metropolitan Weekend…

Posted on 15/05/2017

Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of May was a busy weekend for the boys at Southdown. Saturday… T.Hill – M.A.N 8×2 c/w 36 t/m Our ‘smartly turned out’ truck and driver arrived at Old Burlington Street behind Saville Row with a ‘neatly wrapped’ load of finished steelwork. The PM crane with remote controls…

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Beam me up… Paddy!

Posted on 17/03/2017

What better way to celebrate St. Patricks day than a bit of steel erecting in South Wimbledon with some boys from the old country. A fine old demonstration of our truck and drivers versatility. Straight off the trailer and into position. Craning now, but a pint of Guinness later maybe? Pix and operator, Graham ‘Purple’…

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What the Dickens?

Posted on 07/03/2017

From the Great Fire of London through to the Edwardian period, an army of builders and craftsmen with horse and carts and carpet bags for tools set about building Londons atmospheric streets. Since 1997, we’ve been in and working round them. The resulting organic street plan is great for a sense of history and filming…

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Stairway to Heaven

Posted on 21/02/2017

We are very lucky at Southdown to have clients like Green Oak Carpentry who are the very top of their game. People who are not only skilled and equipped to help some really ambitious projects become a reality, but who go that extra step further and really care about the work they do. This was…

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Two Tardis’ Spotted In Camden?

Posted on 25/01/2017

If you were passing a large anonymous looking building on Camden Road on the morning of the 19th January and happened to have peered over the parapet wall just by the canal you may have wondered whether the ‘Doctor’ had doubled up and gone supersized… or if the authorities had been experimenting with Time.And.Relatiive Distance.In.Space…

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GRADE ‘A’

Posted on 18/01/2017

Another vendor approval completed, including an assessment by outside auditors on site, checking our safety and management procedures. You can’t argue with the stats!

Wooden actors??

Posted on 11/01/2017

Barry Huntley had a bit of a strange job with his ‘Super-Truck’ in the run up to Christmas… moving a small copse of full grown trees from outside one theatre to outside another in Eastbourne, Sussex… presumably the squirrels went them??

Silver Belles

Posted on 14/12/2016

It is with a great sense of pride, satisfaction and gratitude to everyone in the company that I now report that we have successfully obtained our full FORS – SILVER accreditation. This will play an even more important role than ever as other major cities such as Brighton, Birmingham and Leeds look at implementing this…

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O Tannenbaum…

Posted on 05/12/2016

As the shopping traffic starts to build up this Christmas and you find yourself ‘dashing through the snow’ for little Jonny’s PS4 or that bottle of Baileys for mad Aunty Vera, have a care for the truckers and allied trades that use the roads all year round and then spend the weekends in December making…

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