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Caravan Lifts are on the Up!

Updated: Oct 20, 2020

One of the unexpected consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic has been a huge increase in the number of families purchasing static caravans and mobile homes

One can only speculate that this is due to a general reluctance to travel abroad when plans could be cancelled at the last-minute by the government, and the need to provide a safe environment for a family holiday that can also give an income when not needed.

Whatever the reason, Carter Crane Hire is one of the few specialist companies that can lift a structure of this kind. The park owner will provide a solid concrete base and we come along with one of our large cranes and specialist lifting beams to put it in place on the slab ready to be hooked up to the services.

Sounds easy, but there is more to it than meets the eye. Caravans and mobile homes are relatively delicate structures built onto a robust chassis. To lift them, heavy-duty beams are placed beneath the chassis with spacer beams above linked by padded strops to protect the sides of the building, especially the eaves, from damage as they are pulled taut during the lift.

Many coastal caravan and mobile home parks are on steeply sloping sites, so extensive grillage is used to ensure the crane remains level during use. Grillage consists of heavy-duty hardwood timber beams that are placed beneath the crane’s outriggers to keep it stable and to protect the ground surface from the weight imposed by the crane and its load.

Inevitably, any new mobile home will be surrounded by many other similar buildings, so precision is needed at all times. Carter Crane Hire has years of experience in this sort of work and has had to overcome every possible situation, so you will be in safe hands should you chose to use us.

We will supply a full CPA Contract Lift package of Lift Team, Lift Plan with risk assessment, method statement and insurance. If you have your own Appointed Person and Lift Team, we are happy just to supply the crane and its operator with the specialist beams and grillage.

Although based in the south west we are happy to work in most parts of the UK for multiple lifts, subject to the duration of the contract.

If you would like more information on any of the services offered by the Carter Group please contact us or telephone 01395 446 446.

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