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An early morning erection…

Posted on 14/06/2016

Client: Austin Divall, Polegate Ambulance Station Our Artic-HIAB service proved invaluable again today. Two single piece end frames were collected from the factory at 05.00 hrs and transported to site for just after 07.00 hrs, thus avoiding disruption on the A27 even with a 3.50 metre wide ‘Abload’. Once a few site issues were dealt…

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Ahoy Grease Lightning!

Posted on 25/05/2016

One of our transport partners, Silverdale Transport, had an unusual request. To transport purpose built and beautifully crafted prop car, complete with LED lighting and onboard pneumatics, from its creators in East Sussex, to the bow cargo portal of the new and mighty ‘Harmony of the Seas’ luxury cruise liner. Our driver Anthony ‘Mole’ Woolgar…

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Can’t see the wood…?

Posted on 04/05/2016

Client: ‘millimetre’, Bristol University The skills of ‘millimetre’ have been put to use as they collaborated with renowned artist ‘Katie Paterson’ for this 7 tonne monster in Larch and well… about every timber species known to man!! Over 50,000 samples from collections obtained from across the entire planet have been painstakingly installed in the atmospheric…

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At the sharp end…

Posted on 25/04/2016

Client: Mackley Construction – Bridge at Swan Lane, London An recently constructed, ambitious and striking looking stairwell with commanding views of Thames and the iconic ‘Shard’ beyond had just one problem… it didn’t quite marry up with the footway above. We and the team at Mackleys worked up a plan to get the materials and…

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Client: RK Civils – Road deck repairs, Liberty Bridge Rd, E20 1AS

Posted on 24/03/2016

A regular client, RK Civil Engineers, has finished their road deck & reinstatement works at Liberty Bridge, adjacent to the Stratford International Rail Station & railway line. In order to keep costs under control we sent a low loader and our capable of carrying the 11 tonne excavator, 8 tonne excavator and 6 tonne dumper….

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Client: Modular Air Systems – Robin Hood School, Sutton

Posted on 16/03/2016

MAS had been badly let down by another supplier and contacted roadplatehire looking for a solution to spread the load of an 80 tonne Baldwins crane over a pavement. Room on site was at a premium as Traffic Management/Road Closures had been organised and the works installing a large set of modular classrooms was scheduled…

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Recruitment Drive – We’re hiring!

Posted on 11/03/2016

Hire desk operations for busy and expanding national & regional non-mechanical plant hire fleet. Duties include: On-hire & off-hires by telephone, email and trade counter Pre & post-hire inspections Stock taking & forecasting Liaison with Transport counterpart and drivers for deliveries & collections Liaison with workshop and service personnel Involvement in marketing & brand building…

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On your bike…

Posted on 09/03/2016

As part of our ongoing commitment to developing our staff we’ve recently completed another section of road safety training. ​It was a bit of a surprise for a few of our drivers to find themselves​ on their ‘Cycling Proficiency Test’, just one part of the FORS compliant SAFE URBAN DRIVING SCHEME ‘SUDS’ we’ve now successfully…

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Smile :-)

Posted on 06/03/2016

With Christmas Eve 2015 being a Thursday, it gave us the rare opportunity to get most of the drivers and vehicles in the same place at the same time. The fleet was assembled and we set sail for Hickstead Showground that had just about enough room to get us all in. It would be fair…

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Lift me up…

Posted on 22/02/2016

Quick turnarounds on servicing and repairs to our busy fleet is vital. So when the service team need new equipment, they get it. This month’s addition was a new set of HD truck lifts. their cordless operation & powerful hoist function make them a key piece of kit for the workshops.

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