Products & Services
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.
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.
Client demands for 'clean working' and Health & Safety considerations on jobsites means that every effort must be made to keep any mess and muck to an absolute minimum. Even the events and festival arenas that used to glory in the depth of their mud have long ago realised that where there is a mess, there's a hazard, plus a bill to clean it up.
The requirement for ambitious infrastructure projects such as solar and wind generation and the huge success and subsequent expansion of the events industry has driven a raft of innovations in this field (all puns intended).
In order to enhance our range, we offer some solutions in the forms of ramps and chutes that solve some of the side issues involved in street works.
The tough, fibrous and buoyant nature of natural wood products, in addition to their inherent strength and natural aesthetic means they will inevitably continue to find work in man made construction projects and landscaping features.
Secure site storage is a must have on any ongoing site project. Their solid steel, fire resistant construction allows kit to be stored securely out of sight and away from harm.
Due to continuing demand, we have substantially increased our offering in this key area. Our entire fleet is of first class construction and has quality features such as anti vandal shutters and high security doors as standard.
When your problem is keeping people, machinery, workspaces or traffic within an area where they are supposed to be, then we surely have the answer?
We have a great range of Standard Trench Sheets. Available from 1.5 metres to 8 metres in 0.5 metre increments. Our rental rates are extremely competitive.
Virtually everything we have for hire, is also available for sale. Either as ex-hire or new items.
The next question right after "Do you have what I need?" is almost invariably "How quickly can you get it to my site?". The answer is probably much sooner than you think!
One of the biggest considerations and problems facing planning and operational personnel on the ground is how to handle and move large and heavy items like containers and road plates on site safely.