Structural steelwork specialists McNealy Brown Limited had 12 AFI machines on hire at the peak of an eight-month contract to restore London’s historic Greenwich Market roof.
AFI supplied diesel, electric and bi-energy powered access machines, including several Niftylift HR12 boom lifts, and Haulotte Compact 12DX diesel and Skyjack SJ4632 electric scissor lifts.
McNealy Brown’s work at Greenwich Market involved removing, restoring and reinstating the existing iron frame roof and installing a new glass covering to increase daylight and improve ventilation. The work is part of the redevelopment of the historic market situated in the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage site.
Ian Brooks, McNealy Brown Contracts Manager, said: “We needed machines that had good manoeuvrability whilst providing sufficient reach for us to work on the roof structure. To help us select the most suitable machines, we found all the information we needed on AFI’s website. This included details such as working heights and weight limitations.”