We work on the basis that all feedback is good feedback, and it’s even better when it’s positive! References and details for various clients and areas are available on request.

Beverley CH, Health Trust Official

Just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for your brilliant service. Every time I call up you are so helpful and ensure that everything that we require is dealt with (especially with the welfare unit requirement at last minute last week and the loo delivery for the hospital site we were working at with covid restrictions etc) and any problems that may arise are sorted asap.

D.H.  Warehouse & Distribution Manager UK & Eastern Europe – Lighting Manufacturer, Newhaven

“We’ve just had the 4 plates delivered and fitted in place here at my site in Newhaven, just a quick note to say that George was first class in providing me a solution to a huge ongoing problem we had here, your driver was also world class, I’d have a go at nabbing him if I thought we could pay him well enough! Anyway, great service from both fellas so thanks to you all.

A.F , Works Manager, Ferrovial Agroman. London Heathrow Airport, talking about AIRSIDE-SAFELIFT plates, all fitted with SALLY

“We will be using plates like this, with the Ti-Carb anti-slip and the SALLY lifters, the only kind of plate to be used on BAA sites because we will incorporate into the safe standards of work…well done !”

S.D – Buyer – Major Infrastructure Constructors

My thanks to 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 at Liverpool 2 Docks whilst the site works are completed. In addition, your speedy delivery ​was vital to the success of this project.”

R.F – Director – Civil Engineering company

‘RoadPlateHire can always be relied on to pull out all the stops when it’s a rush job. Nothing is too much trouble, which is why we call on them every time…’

G.B, Operations Manager – Regional utilities contractor

‘I have been using Southdown Engineers for many years and have found them to be an outstanding company to work with through all aspects of their business.

From their vehicle hire to their sales and hire of road plates and HERAS fencing. I can and do, recommend them to all businesses requiring their expertise…’

S.B, Area Manager, – Nationwide utility contractors

‘I’ve known Sean Preston and his company Southdown Engineers for over twelve years. I have used them for numerous work activities from usage of plates to Bespoke lockup containers and lifting of welded steel pipe work into position on site. In addition they’ve carried out the delivery and collection of plant and equipment as required. The service provided has always been exceptional and no challenge has been rejected by this company.

I would always recommend Southdown Engineers to any client or potential customer as a professional company with a ‘can do’ attitude.

A.W, Facilities maintenance contractor

Dear Sean,

I hope this finds you well.

I just wanted to inform you of the fantastic customer service I received today from your hire team

I had been around the houses trying to find Heras fencing after the fencing units at my site in Billingshurst were removed by another contractor without any warning. It was therefore imperative that I had the fencing delivered today.

After speaking with HSS, Travis and other companies that we already had accounts with I soon realized that none of them were able to give me the same day delivery, nor were they able to move anything around to accommodate my emergency order.

Your man, however, assured me that he could get the fencing on site today and he made me feel that my order was important to him.

I felt very confident that George would get the equipment to site on time and after I had made the payment the fencing turned up within the hour. I was very impressed and grateful as the site was a NatWest Bank and of high priority to us.

I thought that George was wonderfully professional, providing a very quick turnaround and outstanding customer service.

I hope you will pass this on to George and I will look forward to working with your company again in the future.


We have asked Southdown Engineers Limited (RoadPlateHire) to quote for several items of work. They always respond in a very helpful, quick and professional manner, providing good competitive quotations with very reasonable delivery dates. When they have been awarded contracts, the work is delivered on time, to specification, and to very good quality and workmanship standards.

R.X – Buyer – Major national infrastructure projects constructor


Thanks for your help with the attached road plates (3,m x 1.5m x 25 c/w SALLY).

I have had excellent feedback from site