All Restoration and Repair Articles

Avon Access scales Evesham Abbey
Avon Access put its recently-acquired Omme 3700 RJ tracked platform to work to carry out inspection and repair work to Evesham Abbey Bell Tower in Worcestershire, UK
Bronto platform gives monastery a facelift
UK rental firm Facelift was recently brought in to provide access to maintenance crews carrying out essential works on the Carthusian Monastery of St Hugh's Charterhouse in the Weald of Sussex.
Harsco accesses Five Rise lock system
British Waterways called in Harsco Infrastructure to provide its Cuplok scaffold system to provide access to the Five Rise canal lock system in Bingley, West Yorkshire, which has been drained for maintenance for the first time in 25 years.
Priceless chandelier rescued from earthquake zone
Italian crane manufacturer Effer supplied a 655 loader crane to help recover a priceless historical chandelier from the Sant'Agostino town hall, which had been ripped apart in the 6.0 magnitude earthquake of May 20 around Ferrara, Italy
Terex in close quarters
German rental firm Autokrane Schares carried out a delicate lift in the Rhineland town of Erkelenz when it was called in to remove a 9 tonne spire from a church steeple as part of restoration work.
Layher covers Winchester roof repair
Modus Access UK has just completed a refurbishment project on the New Hall of Winchester College, after calling in temporary roofing specialists Layher to help protect a 17th century ceiling.
Remediation award for Cuddy Group
Cuddy Group has shared in an Award recognising remediation work carried out at Baglan Bay in Port Talbot, Wales
Wooden windmill works for BKF
An historic windmill in the Netherlands recently benefited from intervention by modern equipment from crane rental house BKF
HAKI has Covent Garden covered
When a historic building in Covent Garden, London underwent major reconstruction a HAKITEC 750 temporary roof structure provided total weather protection throughout the works.
Fraco provides access to road piles for repair
Canadian mast climber manufacturer, Fraco has been using its expertise to help repair the supporting piles on some of Canada's roads. The workplatforms have provided both access and a comfortable and safe environment for the workforce carrying out repairs.
Burger’s Grove for earthquake repairs in Chile
Raul Burger in Chile donated the use of a Grove GMK5165-2 all terrain crane for building repairs following February’s earthquake
Fluor JV wins US$ 1.1 billion road expansion contract
Provo River Constructors, a Fluor-led joint venture will head up the expansion of the I-15 Corridor Reconstruction (CORE) project, the major north-south commuter route between Salt Lake City and the Provo/Orem region, US.
PB Lifttechnik's narrow scissor negotiates warehouse racking
DSP Electrical Contractors have overcome the challenge of narrow (1.75 m) aisles and high level work on a warehouse refit project using the UK's first PB Lifttechnik S225-12ES electric scissor lift. Driveable at full height, the new 1.2 m wide, 22.5m working height platform is on hire from access rental specialist, Lifterz, who recently took delivery of two of the machines from PB's distributor, Ranger Equipment.
Schwenk's track mounted scissor is light on its feet
Schwenk-Arbeitsbühnen a member of the German rental organisation PartnerLift has added a crawler mounted scissor lift to its fleet. The scissor was developed by German aerial work platform manufacturer, Weiss, on the suggestion of Schwenk- Arbeitsbühnen, for use on pressure-sensitive floors.
SGB scaffolding sensitive to architecture
SGB has supplied scaffolding for a £136 million refurbishment project on historic railway building around London's Kings Cross Station.
Geda's hoist gets renovation moving
The renovation of the Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche) in Munich is estimated to be costing €500000. To get the workforce up the scaffold-clad North Tower quickly and safely Geda has installed a Multilift P18 Comfort, passenger and material hoist.
Access barges in
William Anelay's restoration of the Navigation Warehouse, Wakefield, UK required an innovative approach to access because of its proximity to the Calder river.
Hydro-demolition helps restore Stockholm's Central Bridge and Söderled Tunnel
Six Conjet Robot hydro-demolition machines have been used during the latest phase of Stockholm's largest concrete repair project to restore Stockholm's Central Bridge and Söderled Tunnel.
Hydro Mobile takes trades to tasks
Dimeo Construction Company chose mast climbing work platforms from Canadian company Hydro Mobile to help perform the facade work on the Avenir building, a redevelopment project in Boston's Bulfinch Triangle.
Free standing hoist at Paris landmark
The challenge for Scanclimber was to erect a 2 t capacity hoist for personnel and material with just a single anchoring point 61 m above the ground. In addition the location was very public, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
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