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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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Holidays are comin’!?

Holidays are comin’!?
Posted on 10/12/2019

It is in fact blue and white lorries, driven generally by gentlemen of no more than yeomanry proportions, delivering Christmas trees and other festive adornments that truly herald the Festive Season!

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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