The Big Build: How to Use Heavy Construction Equipment

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The Big Build: How to Use Heavy Construction Equipment

My name is Jerry, and I run a small construction company in Perth. My team normally completes relatively small jobs such as plastering walls, repairing electrical systems and constructing patios. However, one day a big client got in touch to say they wanted me to help them construct a large apartment building. I have never taken on such a big job before, but I thought it was a good chance to grow my business and gain some new skills. A friend who has completed large scale jobs before advised me on how I should hire the people and heavy construction equipment needed for the job. I learnt a lot from him, and my company has since completed several more big construction jobs. I have decided to start this blog to advise others how to hire and maintain heavy equipment.

Vertical Structures: Three Essential Considerations for Building Using Bored Piers

21 January 2019
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Bored piers are the ideal choice for supporting a vertical structure. In general, this type of foundation consists of reinforced concrete piers, which are inserted into the ground to hold up the load exerted by a building. The piers are installed using drilling rigs or heavy-duty cranes, creating a stable base. If you would like to use bored piers for your structure, you should consult your specialist contractor for guidance. Here are crucial tips to consider before using bored piers in your foundation. Read More …

A Few Things to Keep in Mind When Renting a Bobcat for Your Residential Work

30 November 2018
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When you're a homeowner, you can often tackle even heavy-duty jobs around your property if you rent the right tools, including a bobcat. This type of equipment can help with pulling up trees or digging trenches, hauling large piles of rock or soil or filling in pits after you've had a pool removed. Whatever your reason for needing a bobcat, note a few things to keep in mind during the rental so you can ensure you get the right type of bobcat and know what's involved in its use. Read More …

What You Need to Know About Hiring Earthmoving Equipment

22 October 2018
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Earthmoving contractors use specialised equipment to carry out a number of services across the residential, commercial and public sectors. This can include asphalting, cleaning dams, removing tree stumps, preparing driveways, cleaning up demolition sites, supplying gardening materials, landscaping and removing swimming pools. Earthmoving contractors can also offer a hire service for excavators and plants. Here is what you need to know about some of the equipment you can hire from earthmoving contractors. Read More …

A Novice’s Guide to Forklift Selection

23 April 2018
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Are you new to the forklift hiring process? Forklifts are invaluable when it comes to lifting construction materials. However, the productivity, as well as efficiency of a forklift, depends on choosing the right one for your needs. With various types of forklifts available for hire, finding the most suitable one for your project may be challenging, especially if it's your first time hiring one. You have to narrow down your options and to do this, a few considerations have to be made. Read More …

Equipment Hire: It’s Advantages

26 January 2018
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The cost of acquiring heavy machinery can be a great challenge to any business person undertaking a big construction project, hence the option of equipment hire. Examples of equipment hired out in the construction industry include excavators, rollers, track hoes, industrial loaders, boom lifts, backhoes and cranes. There are numerous advantages associated with renting equipment. No breakdown costs Equipment hire eliminates the costs associated with equipment breakdown. This is because when you rent machinery from a reputable rental company, they will offer you reliable equipment, which have been serviced by trained mechanics, thus reducing the chances of equipment breakdown. Read More …