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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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Who’s the only firm that could take the strain at the Liverpool docks?

Posted on 04/11/2015

“Thanks to Simon and Sean and the team at roadplatehire. You ​a​re the only firm in the country with the SERIES 38 heavy duty plates. The right specification to stand 5 very heavy​ ​and valuable Panamax dock cranes on whilst the site works are completed. In addition, your speedy delivery ​was vital to the success…

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Prestigious refurbishment at ‘The British Design Museum’

Posted on 10/08/2015

A new client, Willmott Dixon, had a problem with extremely tight access at the prestigious refurbishment at ‘The British Design Museum’ in Kensington High Street. ​16 modular offices and hundreds of tonnes of material had to be delivered in by truck up an 11 degree incline which ordinary transport solutions couldn’t touch. We attended to…

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Art or engineering?

Posted on 02/07/2015

Art or engineering? Roadplatehire is very proud to have worked with Littlehampton Welding on this, one of their more  transcendental projects. We provided protection for the lawns and parc ferme areas whilst the on site processing and erection of the massive structural elements of this superb structure was performed.

Our new 3.5T Transit with crane delivers speedy response

Posted on 08/06/2015

May saw our latest acquisition arrive. A brand new 3.5T dropside Transit complete with 800kg capacity crane. This versatile vehicle will be used for all deliveries in tight locations, and as a quick response for those smaller, but nonetheless urgent jobs! It’s also worth noting that this will be to Crossrail standard, specified to very…

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The team needs to grow!

Posted on 27/02/2015

WANTED! – ​DRIVERS – LGV 1 or 2 – Full time Based near Henfield, Regional and UK operations. HIAB and/or Plant experience required. Working in a small, well motivated team. Low loaders and beavertails. Variety of job sites. Nights out and extra hours always available. Good rates of pay​.​ ​​WANTED! – ​TRUCK MECHANIC – Full…

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Battersea

Posted on 12/12/2014

It seems like only yesterday we were installing the oversized roadplates into the old turbine shed for a pre-construction phase music event for Ronin Events Ltd. with our 36 t/m PM on SCANIA 8X4. But now the ground works and infrastructure phases are nearing completion, Blu 3 are moving some of their bigger excavators off…

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May the FORS be with you…

Posted on 04/12/2014

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is an accreditation scheme that aims to improve fleet activity in London and throughout the UK and beyond. We are all chuffed to have got a completely clean sweep on our FORS audit. Like anything worthwhile, it wasn’t easy!

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