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Huge Three Steel Beam Installation in Kingston upon Thames

Mark at Underwood Construction kindly called Hooka up for a job in Henley this week. 3 huge beams, all over 10 metres long, with the largest weighing around 1.3 tonnes, meant it was a ‘2 machine lift’ operation.

First challenge was that the extension had a Block and Beam suspended floor – so a Load-spreader Deck was used – which takes the machine’s ‘floor loading’ safely down within the required limits.

The machines then worked in tandem to safely lift and manoeuvre the 3 large beams perfectly into position on top of the pre-installed uprights, with the first beam being set ‘up and under’ the existing building and the remaining two set in free-air.