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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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A lot of HOT Air!

Posted on 08/11/2016

Three very full truck loads of HOT AIR in the form of another batch of industrial ovens and all the support engineering plant. Successfully moved across country from Essex to Shropshire by drivers Barry Huntley (Artic with flat trailer and HIAB), Graham Hayes (Artic with stretch low loader and HIAB) and Peter Sims (Rigid with…

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Hot stuff

Posted on 29/09/2016

Client: ETS . GEC inspection Services, Dartford. Working with one of our regular transport agents, we landed the job of moving two enormous industrial ovens used for ‘normalising’ large metal components for turbines. They were moved overnight from GEC Inspection Services at Dartford to another division in Rugby. The main challenges were to get all of…

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Remotely Controlled 27 t/m Hydraulic Crane

Posted on 19/09/2016

We are very pleased to announce that the clever boffins in the engineering department have completed the install of a remotely controlled 27 t/m hydraulic crane on to our recently acquired M.A.N double-drive, 80 tonne GVW tractor unit. With a reach of over 15 metres we’re looking forward to putting it to work on the…

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