We continue to drive this market sector, with consistent investment and ceaseless product development. Still the most comprehensive range of road plates, crossing plates and trench plates available for rental on a long or short term hire basis and for sale.
Proud to be the market leader, we also ensure our hire rates are extremely competitive and most importantly, continue to represent value for money.
In house inspection and regeneration facilities mean that our equipment is always in great shape.
With so many years designing, manufacturing, hiring and selling roadplates, it's no wonder we are the 'go-to' knowledge base. Whether you're an experienced civil engineer with a project requiring the hardening of a sensitive area of works, or a private individual with a broken manhole to cover.
Advice on details such as the following is freely available from our friendly team of experts:
- Plate panel size, coverage and thickness recommendations
- Use of fixings and machining processes
- Anti-skid and Airside treatments
- Safe handling, installation and transportation
- Edge, ramp & chamfering details
- Suitable transport solutions
- Turnkey solutions with system design, equipment, transport and installation
We can deliver anywhere in the U.K with our own very capable fleet of trucks and drivers, including within the Tfl low emission zone (LEZ) and to FORS and Crossrail compliant sites. Whenever and wherever equipment is needed, we can deploy it quickly and safely.
Health and Safety considerations mean that road plates that are to be used in public areas or in areas where personnel are working on foot, must have a skid or slip resistant feature.
We are the originators and pre-eminent manufacturers worldwide combining all of the following technologies to create the unique Airside-Safelift range.
Skating, rolling and moving large and very heavy loads is always a challenge. Poor and worn finish on concrete floors, unmade ground, inclines, cambers and unquantified subterranean conditions can make it even more so.
Modular off site construction methods, plus larger and more ambitious infrastructure projects mean that there are some truly epic loads are on the move.
Steel is more than 3 times more massive than concrete at comparable volumes. For instance, a block of concrete 8 feet x 4 feet x 4 feet will weigh 8.52 tonnes in concrete, but a much greater 27.86 tonnes in steel.
Developments in materials technology and design and an ever increasing raft of client, design and health & safety lead criteria means that new ideas and methodologies must be considered in roadplate and crossing plate design. See in particular our offering of non-ferrous (containing no iron/steel) units available for hire.
Our engineering roots and customer lead attitude to our business means we're never shy of taking on a worthwhile challenge. Indeed, items that didn't exist until our R&D team conceived, designed and tested them, such as BAA 3.x 1.5, SALLY lifter and the hefty SERIES 38, are now industry standard equipment.
In the unlikely outcome that you can't find what you're looking for in our extensive range of stock items never fear ! At any one time we have around 250 tonnes of outsized and odd sized units, include basic mild steel plate in grades such as S275, S275JR, S355 and EH46 in thicknesses from 6 to 150 millimetres.
Despite their inherent mass, sometimes it it is necessary to install fixings to bolt roadplates to the road, yard or pathway surface. Reasons requiring their fixing down include the prevention of noise from 'rocking' or 'clanging', security, to prevent their unauthorised removal or client lead requirements resulting from Health and safety analysis and risk mitigation.