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27 September 2012 Email this article

The latest truck mounted platform to join our fleet, the Bronto S50XDT-J has already proved its capabilities in a job of the highest order – carrying out repair work at the Carthusian Monastery of St Hugh’s Charterhouse in the Weald of Sussex.

New to the UK hire market, the Bronto was used by a specialist team from the depot at Hickstead to enable them to carry out high level maintenance work at the monastery, one of the largest of its kind in Europe.

In the past, repair work has been hampered by the layout of the monastery, which is comprised of many small courtyards and over one kilometre of cloisters, along with a spire on the main church that is over 60 metres high. The architecture of the building means that access is very limited, making tasks such as roof, chimney and gutter maintenance very difficult.

Work carried out included repair to damaged roof tiles, chimney inspection and repair and removal of significant weeds.

The Monks at the monastery were so pleased with the work carried out, that they provided the Facelift team with a traditional lunch served in small tiffin tins and a bottle of homemade apple wine to enjoy at home.

Our man on the job Machine Operator, Julian commented: “Buildings like the monastery are undeniably beautiful, but their intricate nature can make even the most mundane maintenance tasks extremely difficult.

“We’re delighted that Facelift’s equipment and know-how meant we could carry out this tricky maintenance work and help preserve this stunning building for future generations.”

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View the timelapse film of the job here: Bronto S50XDT Time lapse