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Manchester – The City of Growth

     Posted on: 29th May 2019

Manchester - The City of Growth

Manchester, a city currently tormenting the masses with roadworks at every major junction. It’s also a city leading the construction boom being experienced across the North West. As the rest of the country slowly awakes from its slumber, experiencing a 0.4% increase in construction output in February 2019[1], the North West, and Manchester in particular, continues to see an increase in the number of construction projects. Continuing on from a tremendous Aug-Nov 2018, which saw total construction output increase by almost 15% compared to Aug-Nov 2017[2], the market is showing no signs of slowing down with the number of cranes…

Recycling Electronic Waste

     Posted on: 21st February 2019

Recycling Electronic Waste

News broke of a remarkable achievement in the world of recycled electronic waste. All medals at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020 will be made discarded smartphones, digital cameras, handheld games and laptops.[1] The organisers have already collected over 47,000 tons of devices, 19 months after the project was launched. The goal for bronze has already been achieved, while more than 90% of the gold and 85% of the silver has been collected. The concept is not uncommon within the Olympic community and had been previously implemented at Rio 2016, where an estimated 30% of the silver and bronze…

Reducing the Risk of a Fire

     Posted on: 14th February 2019

Reducing the Risk of a Fire

Only three elements are required in order for a construction site to be set ablaze: an ignition source, an oxygen source, and a fuel source. Fires are highly destructive, with the consequences including guaranteed damage to materials, possible delays to a project, and a potential risk to life. We need to find a way of reducing the risk of fires starting on-site. The first step would be to identify the hazards on-site and remove them completely or restrict their interaction with flammable materials. The list of hazards will be unique to your site, but we’ve provided a list of the…

2019 – The Year of Change?

     Posted on: 7th February 2019

2019 - The Year of Change?

The world celebrated Chinese New Year earlier this week. 2019 is The Year of the Pig. Will 2019 be The Year of Change within the construction industry? Through market research and internal knowledge, we've discussed some of the trends that could shape the construction industry this year. The first major trend that could impact the construction industry is the use of technology, specifically Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. BIM Software BIM is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction professionals the tools to efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure. The process enables collaboration…

Problem Solving – Are you repeating mistakes?

     Posted on: 29th January 2019

Problem Solving - Are you repeating mistakes?

Productivity problems experienced within construction has resulted in the plant hire industry having to step in and plug the gap in an attempt to resolve these problems. It is estimated productivity and errors are costing the construction industry approx. £21bn per annum. PAL Hire is a problem solving expert and can resolve any problem faced on any construction site across the UK. Culture, Loyalty, and Mistakes The major problem engulfing the construction industry is embedded within its culture – loyalty. Construction companies are loyal to their subcontractors and suppliers irrespective of any mistakes made during the project. Mistakes are made…

12 Days of Christmas

     Posted on: 6th December 2018

12 Days of Christmas

PAL Hire wanted to celebrate Christmas in a different way. We didn’t want to do what everybody else did, which is why we’ve released a 12 Days of Christmas parody. Nobody ever does that this time of year (!) So, if we knew hundreds of other companies throughout the UK would release their own 12 Days of Christmas, even some companies in the plant hire sector have their own version of 12 Days of Christmas, why have we gone with the norm? What’s our rationale for being like everyone else? The beauty of trying to be like everyone else meant…

Full-Site Set Up

     Posted on: 12th September 2018

Full-Site Set Up

Imagine for a second you’re in the planning stages of starting a construction site and have decided to hire equipment. To save yourself time, money, and hassle, you’ll want to use a company capable of providing a full-site set up. If you’re unsure of what you need on-site, whether you’re planning an event or a construction site, our Site Builder function is the ideal online tool to help you plan your project. The step-by-step tool helps you choose the appropriate number of toilets, the type of skip and waste management services required on a full-site, fencing and barriers to protect…

Plastic Around The World – The Impact of Waste

     Posted on: 5th June 2018

Plastic Around The World - The Impact of Waste

Finally, the world is beginning to realise the problem with plastic and make a change. A number of cities around the world are putting laws into place to reduce the amount of plastic being dumped into the ocean. Rwanda was the first country to ban plastic bags completely in 2008. Being caught carrying a plastic bag in Rwanda can land you with a prison sentence, although that doesn’t happen too often. Most offenders find themselves with a fine of 50,000 Francs (around £43). Rwanda plan to continue their quest to become the world’s first plastic free and being completely sustainable…

JCB Hydradig – PAL Hire’s Star Product of the Month

     Posted on: 27th April 2018

JCB Hydradig - PAL Hire's Star Product of the Month

When something new comes onto the market, we don’t know what to think. It’s just a case of trailing and testing to see whether its all its cracked up to be. But when the ‘something new’ is just a re-invented version of something you’ve used hundreds of times before, your decision is likely to be made. Or so we thought. Described by JCB themselves as an “Engineering Masterpiece”, it is no wonder this truly innovative piece of machinery was chosen to be our star product of the week. The Hydradig is a first for visibility, a first for stability, a…

Floor Saws

     Posted on: 17th February 2016

Floor Saws

Floor Saws are used for cutting through masonry pavements and concrete, ideal for motorways, highways and roads.