Modular beams mean safe lifting for modular house specialist
Modular spreader beams are helping to boost safety and operational flexibility for one of the UK’s biggest modular housing manufacturers.
Britlift makes excellent off the shelf spreader beams and we’ve had nothing but good feedback from clients like Rollalong
Rollalong is the largest offsite design and build contractor in the south of England, delivering a range of quality and bespoke modular buildings from houses to accommodation blocks. It provides a full turnkey service or can act as a specialist contractor for clients in the residential, defence, education and healthcare sectors.
All Rollalong’s modular buildings are built at its 11.5-acre headquarters in Wimborne, Dorset and then installed on site by its expert team. On-site construction requires lifting sections by crane, so Rollalong hires in spreader beams to ensure these lifts are safety compliant as well as efficient. It uses Britlift modular spreader beams, provided by hire company Below the Hook Services.
Patrick Nolan, installation manager and lift supervisor for Rollalong, said: “Primarily I use the Britlift beams for house building, so it could be anything from a 7m to 10m spreader beam required. Most of our modular houses are comprised of four boxes, two for the ground floor and two for the first floor, meaning fairly predictable lifting operations. With the Britlift beams we know we’re lifting in a safe and controlled way.”
Britlift gives us the competitive edge we need as an independent business in this sector
Lifting Modular Homes
Rollalong Ltd is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment, operating a comprehensive health and safety management system certified to PAS91, the Common Assessment Standard, and SSIP.
Rollalong prefers to hire the beams in from Below the Hook rather than own them. “Hiring gives us much more flexibility,” added Patrick. “Below the Hook take care of all the testing and transportation to and from site. It means we can fully focus on the lifting operations as they handle everything else. Fundamentally, Below the Hook makes it easier for us to do our job.”
With the Britlift beams we know we’re lifting in a safe and controlled way
One Over Three - BTH Services
Below the Hook Services (BTH) has been a Britlift customer since its inception, purchasing a range of standard modular spreader beams for its hire fleet as well as bespoke beams for a project in London.
“Britlift makes excellent off the shelf spreader beams and we’ve had nothing but good feedback from clients like Rollalong,” said Ben Pritchard, director of Below the Hook Services. “In addition, Britlift has the technical capabilities to specify, design and fabricate bespoke spreader beams within a very short time frame.
“It makes working with them extremely easy as they’re a one-stop-shop for us. In fact, our relationship with Britlift gives us the competitive edge we need as an independent business in this sector.”
Based in Dorset, UK, Britlift works with a global client base, providing an end-to-end lifting equipment engineering design service including calculations, design, manufacture, certification, and rig design. The qualified mechanical and structural engineers at Britlift will work with the client during the design phase, ensuring the most efficient, effective, safe and suitable solution is engineered, be that a lifting beam or frame, a bespoke handling or lifting tool, complex rig design, or FEA. Its Traditional Modular spreader beam is also available in a variety of standard sizes.
For further details, visit www.britlift.com
For further information on Below the Hook Services, visit www.bthservices.co.uk