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The first NOEL!

Posted on 23/10/2017

Site – Shopping Centre, central Leeds Yes we know that bonfire night hasn’t even happened yet, but there is a veritable forest of Christmas trees to put up around the country and it’s up to us (aka Santa’s little helpers…) to assist with a good few of them. This first one of 2017 was more…

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Chopper Squad!

Posted on 23/08/2017

Site – Defence Contractor – Southern U.K Most of our work is interesting at some level, but some jobs are more than others. Take for instance our assistance with the crew of technicians in the delicate job of removing the 5 bladed rotor drive assembly out of Westland Sea King helicopter. The close proximity of…

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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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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??

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