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Downing Street – Strong and Stable

Downing Street – Strong and Stable
Posted on 04/09/2019

Whatever your political colour, it’s fairly certain that you’d like to see both strength and stability in Downing Street. Not to mention the avoidance of pitfalls. So step forward our very Heavy duty SERIES 38 plates, having been put to good use in the most famous street in the Kingdom. Performing their function in calm…

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Love At First Site

Love At First Site
Posted on 13/05/2019

Our long time customer, Lenmark, are upping their game and getting ready for solid season in groundworks for 2019. Having hired various storage and office solutions, including the ever-so handy 12ft x 8ft AV Office units, they enquired as to whether we’d be willing to supply units to the same smart but tough specification. We…

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Bog Standard

Bog Standard
Posted on 12/03/2019

As machinery gets bigger, the ground loadings get greater therefore the timber crane mats need to get thicker. So we are now carrying these 3.0m x 1.0 m x 200 mm thick EKKI/BOG MATS available for hire and sale. If summer decides it not coming for a month or two more, we can still get…

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Out with the old & in with the new

Out with the old & in with the new
Posted on 05/03/2019

Since the venerable old LISTER BLACKSTONE gensets were installed in National Grids Wymondley Sub-Station things have changed a bit. Not least the installation of a formidable automatic sliding gate. So when a client got the job of updating all 3 of the 14 tonne beasties, they were going to need to give some consideration to…

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Want to get ahead? Get a Mat!

Want to get ahead? Get a Mat!
Posted on 29/01/2019

Regardless of the dark clouds gathering across the Channel the fact of the matter is that Spring is just over the horizon! Primroses are lighting up the verges and the bulbs are bursting into bloom and the days are getting noticeably longer. So why not get a jump on the jump and insure you project…

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Even higher for hire!

Even higher for hire!
Posted on 22/11/2018

After 10 months in the making our new Volvo tractor unit c/w 65 tonne per metre has arrived! So plus having the ability to lift and shift 40 foot shipping containers, 32 foot accommodation units and being able to couple to our full range of trailers, we’ve built a lovely 4.50 m long super-body to…

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Brexit Box

Brexit Box
Posted on 26/10/2018

Government guidelines and a general feeling of unease have prompted us at Roadplatehire to remind you that some prudential planning and stock control might be essential. So already large warehousing operations through to cottage/online retailers are taking advantage of the flexible and secure extra storage offered by our range of on-site stores. From 40 foot…

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Multimedia

Multimedia
Posted on 13/06/2018

PHB Contractors have been doing some reinforced concrete works in the area right outside our West Sussex transport depot. Due to its position, the forward corner of the new concrete had to be trafficked with LGV’s hours after it had been poured and way before it had cured. Even with aid of accelerating agents in…

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Swamp things…

Swamp things…
Posted on 24/05/2018

A scheduled power grid shut down to replace a set of rotten wooden poles hit a series of snags. The wetland area in Kent in which they are situated is a well established water meadow, with important bog and marsh species of plants and animals. This meant that a ‘zero harm’ policy to the habitat…

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Betting BIG on Black!

Betting BIG on Black!
Posted on 10/05/2018

In addition to the shiney new website, we’ve been continuing to make some shiney new investments in the excellent 150 tonne* rated TUFF TRAK system. These are the big sisters of the ever popular ZIGMAT/EUROMAT system. Having had the foresight to forward order a sizeable quantity back in the dark days of winter when most…

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