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An Inspired choice

20 July 2001 Email this article

There has been a cathedral in Lichfield for over 1300 years. The present day cathedral dates from around 1800 and attributes it?s appearance to Sir Gilbert Scott who tried to restore the building to its pre Civil War glory. Unfortunately in doing so he made it one of the hardest buildings in England to maintain. Thankfully, Facelift Access Hire has recently invested in a new mechanical access p ... more

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New Ferret goes higher and hire

20 July 2001 Email this article

Facelift, the Hickstead hire company now has the appropriately named Ferret, the first machine of it?s kind from Avant Tecno UK. It provides access to areas unsuitable for larger and heavier rough terrain equipment. Currently on hire to Gleeson Homes in Reading from Facelift?s new Southampton depot, the ferret is enabling access to complete finishing touches to external works before landscaping. ... more

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Waterloo Victory

20 July 2001 Email this article

As if station towers and canopies weren?t complicated enough the loading weight permissible on platforms is surprisingly low. This means heavy, self propelled, lifting machines cannot be used. West Sussex company, Facelift, has the answer. The company is supplying Nifty 170SD and Heightrider work platforms to help with the huge task of access required for looking after the historic canopy at Wate ... more

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Cathedral Spiders

20 July 2001 Email this article

The effects of a fire that could have caused hundreds of thousands of pounds of damage to the interior and invaluable works of art at Coventry Cathedral are being cleared up by Spider access platforms from Facelift Access Hire. The blaze, which broke out from a storeroom in the undercroft, was quickly extinguished after more than 75 fire service personnel were called to the scene. Fears have bee ... more

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

20 September 1999 Email this article

When a structural engineer had to inspect the bell tower on a historical church in West Sussex he knew he had his work cut out for him. The narrow path around the church and the proximity of the graves meant that he could not use traditional access equipment, so advice from an expert access hire company was paramount. So when the Bell Tolled for Facelift Access Hire, they were able to offer a fre ... more

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