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Posted on 25/05/2022

A customer of Southdown’s for over 25 years, going back to the Jones/Iron Fairy days has been busy inventing. And come up with the EVACSTAC prefabricated, modular fire escape that can be retrospectively installed to virtually any existing high-rise building. Basically an ‘anti-Grenfell’ device, the units once installed come complete with fire hose compatible water…

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Short lift – Long shift

Posted on 17/02/2022

A regular client booked a nice steady 3 day job with us. It was ever so local, so the fact it was a slightly unusual brief from their normal instructions didn’t concern us unduly. Basically we were to be working with a crew moving some 6m x 2.5m temporary structures from the access point where…

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Fair COP 26

Posted on 31/10/2021

We had a trip back to bonny Scotland again last week. Delivering and siting some ‘Mission critical’ and heavy tackle for a certain climate conference. And very pleased to get a ‘1st class crew…’commendation from the project Commander. You’ll appreciate, given the sensitivity of the jobsite, we won’t have any photos to show you. But…

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Enormous Appendages

Posted on 07/10/2021

Very pleased to be working for the boys at BPH yesterday with out 82 t/m Waggon’n’drag. Assisting with the unloading of some laden 40ft Hi Cube containers and then unpacking them. No flat screen tellies or rubbishy plastic garden chairs from China in these though. Straight from the U.S. and packed with massive goodies for…

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Go to work on an Egg!

Posted on 02/07/2021

Some of you may well have seen this elegant gondola on the stand of VOLERE of Burgess Hill at the South of England Show. These wonderfully crafted little structures form a cosy enclave and give 360 views of a cherished outdoor space so that you can enjoy all year round views from a whole new…

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Limitless possibilities…

Posted on 23/04/2021

Sometimes having all the gear and technology isn’t enough and an sculptors eye and a craftsman skill is what’s needed to make a project really come together. This was very much the case with a recent job for a new client , Limitless Landscapes of Henfield. These carefully chosen sections of Horsham stone weighing up…

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Upstairs – Downstairs

Posted on 12/01/2021

One of our last jobs of the year was on site in Hove, Sussex with the specialist architectural dismantlers of choice ‘Dorton Demolition’. This task really showcases the flexibility that the big lifting cranes with fly jib’s give us. The scope to delve deep into the structure to hold safely and then lift out the…

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The Shows must go on!

Posted on 22/12/2020

We’d be the first to admit it’s been a very long – and very strange old year. If you’d have suggested 12 months ago that we’d involved working right outside the world famous ‘Theatre Royal’ on Drury Lane on this particular week, usually one of London’s busiest, we’d have said that was very unlikely indeed….

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Oil right on the night!

Posted on 22/06/2020

On Friday late morning, just when we wondered if the weekend malaise was upon us we got a call from our friends at Truck & Marine Cranes in a spot of bother at our end of the world. A rebushing job for a service crane on a fuel oil refuelling barge was getting behind schedule…

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Gas & Air – Lugging loads in a Lockdown

Posted on 02/04/2020

Well Saturday 28th March was an exciting day here at Truck & Crane. First of all we were happy to be involved with the delivery of steelwork manufactured by our friends at Southdown Construction for the air-conditioning and treatment upgrades at Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath (sorry for lack of piccys, for obvious reasons movement…

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