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Blue skies – Grey plates – Red carpet

Blue skies – Grey plates – Red carpet
Posted on 02/07/2021

We’ve got a long history of providing plating and access solutions for a host of scenarios involving all sorts of influential individuals in British life. So it was every bit as satisfying to enable in our own small way an event such as the recent G7 summit in Cornwall. The landing strips and taxiways normally…

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We’ll take the high road…

We’ll take the high road…
Posted on 15/02/2021

After a night run up from our Albourne depot, Adrian ‘Mole’ Woolgar arrived as fresh as a Sussex daisy at 8 o’clock sharp this morning at a refuelling installation in the Highlands of Scotland. Proving once again ; You can’t beat us for service, delivering to goodies no matter where and when you need them!…

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Is it a bird?

The fastest man-made object
Posted on 19/01/2021

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No – it’s a ROADPLATE, the world’s fastest man made object! During the 1950’s the U.S military carried out a series of tests in order to see the effects of atomic weapons in various scenarios. One of these, carried out on the 26th July 1957, involved sinking…

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Hythe tide!

Hythe tide!
Posted on 26/10/2020

‘Time and tide wait for no man…’ St. Marher 1225 AD So, even in the grip of a global pandemic the ceaseless task of stabilising the beaches and shingle banks around our coastline must continue. Fortunately, for the people charged with actually doing the work, technology has moved on a bit since the 13th Century,…

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Maintaining social distance at the school gates

Maintaining social distance at the school gates
Posted on 11/09/2020

As we go into the new school year trying to find a pathway to the ‘new normal’ teachers and headmasters are faced with a range of problems well outside the norm. This includes how to get staff, pupils and parents in and out of school premises safely and still maintaining social distancing. Those lucky enough…

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Containment field…

Containment field…
Posted on 20/07/2020

For a bit of instant, secure, pop-up storage you can’t whack the sturdy ambience of a good old fashioned shipping container. So buy or hire from us. Huge stocks with sizes from 8ft x 5ft through to 45ft x 8ft. High cubes and standards. Glossy or mossy – one at a time or all at…

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Heavyweight Boxing Champs?

Heavyweight Boxing Champs?
Posted on 22/06/2020

Here’s a good example of one of those weird little jobs for which we had a weird little solution. A customer had a skeletal arctic trailer which needed an MoT. These involve a rolling road brake test, which to work properly, should have the trailer loaded. In this case for a twin axle set up…

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A Quantum of Solids…

A Quantum of Solids…
Posted on 10/06/2020

There’s no doubt that for some sites, particularly where space to work telehandlers (or similar) is short, the ‘European’ concept of a tow-able or self-propelled tower crane for placing construction materials can be a real boon. Of course some careful thought has to be given to the logistics of getting approximately 30 tonnes in one…

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Could have done better Greta?

Could have done better Greta?
Posted on 03/03/2020

It seems a shame that so much damage was done to the environment in the name of stopping damage to the environment. A call to us at Road Plate Hire would have furnished them with some of the ever popular ZIGMATS (*Contains recycled plastic) and instead of a tabloid slating they could have had a…

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‘Flying Scotsman’ – A First Class Service!

‘Flying Scotsman’ – A First Class Service!
Posted on 13/02/2020

We were very pleased to have the chance to work with our friends at the Watercress Line in Hampshire again, helping them gear up to welcome the record-breaking Flying Scotsman, the most famous steam locomotive in the world, for the first time this February. The locomotive will be in public service for four running days:…

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