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Boom lift keeps big wheel turning in Staffordshire

5 January 2011 Email this article

You can't go to a theme park or fairground without  having a go on the big wheel. Drayton Manor in Tamworth, Staffordshire is home to an exceptional big wheel along with many other rides and attractions including the famous 'Thomas Land' with Thomas the tank engine. Facelift Access Hire were called in to help with maintenance work to the big wheel during the winter period, the wheel structur ... more

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Cherry picker hire - Repair guttering.

4 January 2011 Email this article

The recent severe weather has caused extensive damage to guttering and roof tops across the UK. Even central London, despite its milder climate, has had its share of damage to gutters, however what is normally a time consuming and expensive situation to put right, can be done swiftly with the hire of a cherry picker. This avoids the dangers of using ladders where the balancing act of maintaining a ... more

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Access Equipment Clearing Snow Central Newcastle

20 December 2010 Email this article

Working in temperatures of minus 10 degrees in Newcastle, the Bronto 52 XDT sets to work removing snow from the Haymarket Metro Hub Newcastle at 2am in the morning. This truck mounted platform has an expandable cage that can lift up to 600kg. The 52 metre Bronto is a popular choice with glaziers, window cleaners and film companies. The recent heavy snow falls have called in its use to clear ... more

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Ladder Safety Training Course Essential

20 December 2010 Email this article

Story from Vertikal - Ladder Safety Training Courses Picture taken in a small fishing village Cornwall. The man looks to be cleaning out his gutters which are around eight metres from the ground.. He has a telehandler with a basket.. excellent you might think, but.. it is an agricultural one with a short boom so he is at least two metres short. He has a ladder as well but alas that is als ... more

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UB40 Underbridge - Keeping the River Safe.

17 December 2010 Email this article

The navigation lights on Kew and Chiswick bridges in London needed changing and our cherry picker hire fleet were on hand with the Simon UB40 Underbridge unit.  This versatile machine has the ability to reach down more than 9 metres and can take 2 people plus tools in the cage. We managed to complete both bridges in good time and the client was very pleased with our service and safe wor ... more

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Facelift-acquires-Truck-mounted-platforms-from-ES-Access

15 December 2010 Email this article

We have recently expanded our fleet of truck mounted platforms with the acquisition six nearly new Ascendant 22 metre truck mounted platforms, and two Bronto 34 metre access platforms from ES access who were based in the North East near Newcastle. The truck mounts from ES will compliment Facelift's existing range of access equipment and will be based in our new Newcastle depot. Contact our Newcast ... more

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Snow damaged gutters - Access equipment for gutter repairs

15 December 2010 Email this article

Our specialist cherry pickers and self drive access equipment provide the safest and fastest way to make repairs to gutters, roofs and drainage pipes. With the recent heavy snow falls, and the possibility of more to come, many roof tops and guttering across the country have taken a battering. In many cases heavy snow sliding down from roofs has damaged or even ripped off the guttering. Gutters ha ... more

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Scissor lifts in the Green House

13 December 2010 Email this article

Phase Installations of West Sussex made good use of a Compact 10 Scissor Lift for the installation of environmental control systems within a set of commercial greenhouses near Chichester. The diesel powered scissor lift offers great versatility and was used to install electrical control equipment throughout the green houses. This rough terrain scissor has some great features, Full proportion ... more

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Stop the pigeon Now!!

8 December 2010 Email this article

Facelift Access have a versatile and extensive Cherry picker fleet. One of our most versatile machines is the GSR Pantel 29 metre, with it’s Z and telescopic boom up to 9 metres outreach it is the perfect machine to work on buildings that need flexible solution to working at height. We worked with this machine on a building in Chiswick High street London this week putting up pigeon spikes t ... more

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The Magic of Christmas in London

8 December 2010 Email this article

When I was a small boy of eight my Father took me for tea at the Savoy Hotel one cold and snowy December afternoon in the early seventies. I remember seeing the regal knight on the top of the entrance thinking WOW!.   Now all these years later working for Facelift Access the top “Cherry Picker Hire Company in the UK” I have the privilege of helping to decorate this beautiful anc ... more

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