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A Royal Appointment…

Posted on 15/02/2018

A noteworthy electrical contractor had a project requiring some trenching in and around Hampton Court Palace. This magnificent complex of halls and gardens was begun by Cardinal Wolsey in the early 16th century, but it soon attracted the attention of Henry VIII, who apparently finished the work. (Legend has it there exists in the Royal […]

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Cycle-Pathic Tendencies

Posted on 01/02/2018

The Horsey cycle path at Eastbourne commissioned by East Sussex County Council and Costains has presented Landbuild Ltd with a range of challenges. The fundamentally wetland nature with the associated issues surrounding bringing in construction equipment to land that was not only waterlogged but ecologically sensitive had to be given careful thought and planning. In […]

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GOAL!

Posted on 02/01/2018

Tottenham Hotspur are well under way with the high grade construction of their fantastic new ground. On the last working day before Christmas a client needed 8 pieces 3m x 1.5 x 25 mm plates to stabilise an area to keep the gargantuan task of erecting the complex prefabricated structural members moving along. One of […]

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The first NOEL!

Posted on 23/10/2017

Site – Shopping Centre, central Leeds Yes we are aware that Halloween hasn’t happened yet, but there is a plantation of Christmas trees to put up around the country and it’s up to us (aka the 11 Dwarves) to assist with many of them. The first one of this year required a bit of thinking […]

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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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