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New Year – Clean sheet!

Posted on 09/01/2017

There’s nothing like starting the New Year with a clean sheet. In our case 6 tonne single section of high tensile steel in the form of 10 metre x 2.7 m x 25 mm plate, ready for the profiling boys to rapidly process into 900 x 830 sections for some drainage works on the smart […]

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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 600 bhp 80 tonne GVW tractor unit. Giving us even greater capacity to deliver large quantities of plates and mats. In conjunction with SALLY […]

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Client: Modular Air Systems – Robin Hood School, Sutton

Posted on 16/03/2016

Modular Air Systems had been dropped in it by another hire company at short notice and contacted us looking for a heavy duty solution to spread the load of an 80 tonne crane over a paved area. Time was of the essence as Traffic Management/Road Closures had been organised and the works installing a large […]

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Recruitment Drive – We’re hiring!

Posted on 15/03/2016

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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Pedalling Success​

Posted on 20/01/2016

​It was a bit of a shock for a cohort of burly truckers to find themselves​ on their ‘Cycling Proficiency Test’ but this was only part of the FORS compliant SAFE URBAN DRIVING SCHEME ‘SUDS’ we’ve now successfully completed to achieve the CLOCS standard… We all take road safety very seriously and have several keen […]

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Grand Designs – Serious Wedge!

Posted on 01/12/2015

Southdown ​Truck & Crane​ transported some of the 100,000 pieces of flint from Sussex to the Rothschild estate in​ Buckinghamshire​. Once there, master craftsmen sorted it by hand graduating it from smooth-light coloured​ sections (top left) through to rough – dark coloured stones (bottom right)… a real labour of love and detail! Flint House, designed […]

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Who’s the only firm that could take the strain at the Liverpool docks?

Posted on 04/11/2015

“Thanks to Simon and Sean and the team at roadplatehire. You ​a​re the only firm in the country with the SERIES 38 heavy duty plates. The right specification to stand 5 very heavy​ ​and valuable Panamax dock cranes on whilst the site works are completed. In addition, your speedy delivery ​was vital to the success […]

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Prestigious refurbishment at ‘The British Design Museum’

Posted on 10/08/2015

  A new client, Willmott Dixon, had a problem with extremely tight access at the prestigious refurbishment at ‘The British Design Museum’ in Kensington High Street. ​16 modular offices and hundreds of tonnes of material had to be delivered in by truck up an 11 degree incline which ordinary transport solutions couldn’t touch. We attended […]

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Art or engineering?

Posted on 02/07/2015

Art or engineering? Roadplatehire is very proud to have worked with Littlehampton Welding on this, one of their more  transcendental projects. We provided protection for the lawns and parc ferme areas whilst the on site processing and erection of the massive structural elements of this superb structure was performed.

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Our new 3.5T Transit with crane delivers speedy response

Posted on 08/06/2015

May saw our latest acquisition arrive. A brand new 3.5T dropside Transit complete with 800kg capacity crane. This versatile vehicle will be used for all deliveries in tight locations, and as a quick response for those smaller, but nonetheless urgent jobs! It’s also worth noting that this will be to Crossrail standard, specified to very […]

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