Construction Equipment & Materials Handling

Equipment for Construction

It’s been many decades since men with shovels built houses. In the sixties every building site was adorned with a mandatory JCB for all the the groundworks, heavy lifting and earthworks.

The backhoe combined with a large front bucket is the builders friend. Flexible and multipurpose, the backhoe loader is a very versatile tool.

On the modern construction site however, a backhoe loader isn’t the only piece of machinery in use. More commonly, bulldozers, loaders, forklifts, hoists, grab lifts etc. are all seen increasingly often.

These machines are frequently hired for specific construction projects, allowing builders to control their costs and manage the build effectively.

Hiring and leasing of plant is for many the best way to retain capital, and increase their profits.

Many owned outright machines have a degree of downtime. Any machine that isn’t working is costing you money. Maximising the hours it is being used is the key to profitability, be it on a construction site, recycling plany, landfill site or anywhere else for that matter.

In the recycling industry, most machines have a constant supply of work constantly being delivered to site, ready for processing, so reliability of equipment is the most important factor.

On construction sites, machines tend to have periods of use. Forklifts aren’t generally needed as much until the building starts to grow in height….. except for unloading of materials of course.

Your JCB or CASE equivalent can perform many of the tasks on most building sites. A quick change of bucket for forks allows small construction sites to use flexible equipment, with demolition concrete hammers, cutters etc. you can carry out most jobs with one machine.

Smash old footings and buildings, dig footings and move earth, dig drainage etc.

Save money and cost on your construction project with flexible machines designed to work for you.

Hire, rent or lease the biggest selection of construction machinery from John Hanlon & Co Limited. The largest provide of loaders for hire, new equipment for sale, used equipment for sale, and shredders and graders for sale and hire.

Whatever your construction equipment needs, ask them how they can help.

 

Are Landlords Killing The Housing market?

Private Landlords & UK Housing

There is a valid school of thought that the dramatic rise in private landlords in the UK, investing in property in the longterm is perpetuating the current housing crisis.

As new builds come to market, many are snapped up, frequently being bought off pln before they even come to market.

Landlords have better liquidity than many private buyers, with easier access to mortgages, making it a self fulfilling prophesy that Continue reading Are Landlords Killing The Housing market?

Team Building

Increase Profits With Team Building

To build a strong, resilient business that is equipped to weather the ups and downs of commerce you need a strong team of effective employees that work together to deliver your goods, services and objectives.

Using team building activities, events and courses has never been more important for any proactive business that wants their company performance to exceed expectation.

A typical event will involve working with your employees in teams, working through problem solving exercises where working together is the most effective way to get the best result.

Team building events can be designed specifically for your needs so whatever perceived weaknesses you Continue reading Team Building

Careless Driving – Without Due Care And Attention

CARELESS DRIVING?

Careless driving can be defined as either driving without due care and attention, or driving without reasonable consideration for other road users.

The Road Traffic Act 1988 (Section 3) states that it is an offence to be guilty of driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place “without due care and attention”. This also includes Continue reading Careless Driving – Without Due Care And Attention

Online Security – Don’t Take Chances

Online Security

One of the biggest dangers of online security failure, is a lack of application of an age old (yes, even before the computer came along!) faculty, that is, common sense.

Common sense obviously will not protect against all online interference and cyber- attacks, but it is a good standard to start from.

It’s unlikely that you would let a complete stranger into your house, just because they Continue reading Online Security – Don’t Take Chances