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The X Trax is here!

16 October 2002 Email this article

London based arts group Owls Anomalous Arts Collective became one of the first companies to benefit from Facelift?s new Nifty X-Trax 12 when they approached the company to solve the problem of access to a tree in the centre of a north London Park. The Oaac needed to work in the middle of a grassed area to enable them to carve an intricate sculpture from the tree. ?When the Oaac contacted us, Face ... more

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Beckham gets a lift

10 June 2002 Email this article

Facelift have recently been called in to help rally the nation behind the England football team; Madame Tussauds contacted the specialist access company to help with a publicity stunt aimed at the heart of every England fan. A Bronto 440X, from Facelift¹s operated high reach access division, with its outreach of 29m proved to be the ideal machine to enable the Taussauds staff to reach over the pa ... more

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And the winner is?

15 May 2002 Email this article

Facelift, the independent access hire specialist, have announced that their award winning stand at this years SED in Milton Keynes was a resounding success. After an absence of four years as a stand holder at the show managing director Gordon Leicester wanted something special. ?We decided on a theme for the stand rather than the usual ?show room? style display favoured by other exhibitors, plus ... more

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Ahoy there!

5 March 2002 Email this article

Facelift, the UK?s premier independent specialist access hire company have recently been called in to help with a task of a nautical nature ? repairs to the Sail Training Association?s newest tall ship, the Prince William. Founded in 1956, the STA have taken over 70,000 people on board to experience life on a tall ship and the work as part of the crew on voyages that last for a few days in the No ... more

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Festive facelift

15 December 2001 Email this article

UK rental company, Facelift Access Hire, recently supplied two of its Bronto truck mounted platforms to decorate a 33 metre Giant Redwood tree with Christmas lights at Wakehurst Place, West Sussex. The 62 metre and 44 metre platforms from the company?s Operated High Reach range, offering outreaches of 37 metres and 29 metres respectively, enabled electrical contractors to access the entire heigh ... more

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Facelift cure headache

20 October 2001 Email this article

Cleaning contractors at GlaxoSmithKline?s global headquarters building in Brentford called on hire firm Facelift to solve internal access problems. The firm had to clean a five storey atrium but only had access through standard doorways. In addition the machinery had to work on low load-bearing York stone flooring. Facelift supplied a 29m Spider TS29 and 22m Denka DL22N for the contract. Both mach ... more

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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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