The first NOEL!

Site – Shopping Centre, central Leeds

Yes we are aware that Halloween hasn’t happened yet, but there is a plantation of Christmas trees to put up around the country and it’s up to us (aka the 11 Dwarves) to assist with many of them.

The first one of this year required a bit of thinking about because floor loadings from the associated plant required to bring in and decorate this, Europe’s largest indoor tree (according to our client*) exceeded the SWL of the floor. A solution to spread the load safely was required.

So Richard ‘Lugs’ Lainsbury and his trusty Moffett forklift and curtainsider arrived at 20.00 hrs on Saturday evening with 38 panels of our very own design of POLYROAD temporary road-way which was a far better than the steel plate solution suggested originally, as it doesn’t scratch or bruise a decorative stone flooring and its upper surface means that skating or rolling heavy loads across them is also an option.

He and our install team had to get them down, route the tree and machinery into the heart of the atrium and get all of them back out and transport off site by 08.00 hrs on the Sunday for when the shops opened up.

It was close but we did it!