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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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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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