Removing Bridge Membranes

Removing Bridge Membranes – The Way Forward

Introducing you to an incredible new machine on the market; the NFE Viking ™. It’s going to transform prepping foot bridges, walkways and decking. Removing membranes from highway substrates above underpasses and bridge decks has traditionally used an excavator and steel-toothed bucket.  A recent report showed these are removing excessive substrate from bridges, potentially rendering them unsafe.This prompted NFE, CLM and Kier, with help from Multi-Hire’s technicians to design, develop and produce The Viking™. Excavators are noisy, restricting out of normal...

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It’s Time For Your Corporation Tax Inoculation

If you’re not a limited company, please disregard this message, and I hope you’re having a lovely day. If you are a limited company, and especially if your year end is 31st December, there’s time to plan now to avoid Corporation tax. If you’ve been making profits (remember to add back depreciation), then you’re likely to incur a tax bill. That is, if you haven’t planned ahead.

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how to polish concrete

Can you polish concrete? How do you polish concrete?

With uncertain times ahead, diversification is worth looking into. One area growing in popularity is polishing concrete to a glassy smooth finish, resembling granite or marble. With a little investment and knowhow, you can add another profitable string to your bow. All you need is a variable speed floor grinder which you can hire, a dust control unit and a set of polishing diamonds and pads. Polishing concrete is a multi-step process that involves grinding, honing, and polishing the surface to achieve...

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Flooring Machine Delivery

Deliveries, collections and why don’t we have more branches. 

Wow what a busy June, but then June’s supposed to be. But it was fraught with machines down awaiting weeks on end for parts, so quite a challenging month. Floor grinders were the flavour of the month, for several days we were almost ‘grinderless’. From large 3-phase, even to our ever-popular HTC450 Floor grinder which is the most popular 110-v floor grinder on the market.About 8 years ago, a management decision, stick with the one branch in Warrington, Cheshire. Being...

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Ripping Up Ceramic Floor Tiles

Ripping Up Ceramic Floor TilesA tiled floor often has a mixture of loose and ‘pooh to a blanket’ areas so it can be easy to be conned into thinking these will be up in two shakes. A couple of dozen tiles and it’s getting progressively harder, and then there’s the adhesive and grout. Time to apply a bit of mechanical assistance.All tilers will be familiar with the breaker and tile lifting blade which is pretty back breaking work after more...

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Why Shot blasting Machines Help in Industrial Manufacturing

So, if you are searching for an efficient and cost-effective method for surface preparation, shot blasting is always worth considering. Below, let us learn more about shot blasting and examine how shot blasting equipment may assist with flooring operations. How Does Shot Blasting Work? Shot blasting removes trash from concrete, metal, and other industrial surfaces. It is comparable to sandblasting but more effective. A shot blasting machine has a centrifugal blast wheel that spins at high speed during shot blasting and cleans the...

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June 2023 Newsletter (Removing adhesives)

Have you ever struggled taking up adhesive?Wow what a year so far! The Terrcos have been doing well, and our ever-popular Husqvarna HTC range are rarely in. We also had a shortage of our HTC 450, 110-v floor grinders which are the most popular single-phase floor grinders on the market. I would guess that about 25% of these hires are to remove products like bitumen and adhesive. But if flooring product removing and prep is outside of your daily comfort...

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Machinery Wiring

Ever Felt Like a Bit of a Loose Wire?

Ever Felt Like a Bit of a Loose Wire? A loose wire in a plug or a socket can leave you perplexed; that bloody machine was working absolutely fine, and suddenly the damned thing’s died a death for no apparent reason! It may not be instantly obvious, if a wire in the plug is loose or has come adrift, but the problem may be intermittent which might look suspiciously like a failing motor. The most likely suspect is the plug. Prevention is...

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Hire or Buy?

Hire or Buy? Do I Hire or Buy? Quick Decision Needed. The Super Tax Deduction Expires End of Next Month. Multi-Hire not only hire top branded flooring equipment and surface preparation machines, but they’re also approved distributors of a number of quality machine manufacturers. So, should you hire or buy? Hire, you pay only for what you use, there’s no maintenance or storage, MH can deliver next day all over the country and all hire charges are fully tax deductible. Should there be a...

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