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X-ECO Tower Lights

5th September 2019Introducing our new X-Eco LED Tower Light With the Tower Light season approaching, Charles Wilson Engineers is pleased to announce that our tower light fleet has recently been upgraded. Our fleet is more eco-friendly and sustainable than ever before. Our…Categories: Latest News, News & Events

Essential Skid Steer Attachments

30th August 2019What Are Skid Steer Attachments A skid steer is a piece of machinery that can be used for many functions. A skid steer loader is an important and aiding piece of equipment used within construction. Part of what makes a…Categories: News & Events

The Beginner’s Guide to Forklift Training

18th July 2019The Beginner’s Guide to Forklift Training If you are interested in becoming a forklift driver, you will first of all need to go through a checklist of requirements, which includes enrolling yourself to a forklift course. It is a compulsory,…Categories: News & Events

A Guide to Welfare Units

13th June 2019Welfare units Available to Hire Established in 1979, Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd has 40 years of experience in providing great plant hire service. We offer a range of high-quality products, including welfare units. For any employer working within the construction…Categories: News & Events

A Guide on National Access Platform Hire

29th May 2019A Guide on Nationwide Access Platform Hire Charles Wilson Plant Hire offers to take the hassle out of access platform hire. No matter what your height requirements or working conditions are, we cater to all your needs, whether you have…Categories: News & Events

Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd Feature in Executive Hire News April/May 2019

14th May 2019In the April/May issue of Executive Hire News, Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd was featured for our commitment to renewable energy and the steps we have been taking toward a lower carbon footprint. In the feature, Alan Guthrie of Executive…Categories: News & Events

A Guide On The Different Types Of Sander Available To Hire

1st May 2019A Guide On The Different Types Of Sander Available To Hire Here at CW Plant Hire, we offer a wide selection of different types of sander, available for all of your refining needs. With a lot to consider, it is…Categories: News & Events

Innovation Day 2019 Success

29th April 2019Innovation Day 2019 Success Our recent Innovation Day, held on 28th March 2019 at our Leeds Depot, was excellent. Twenty-six suppliers supported us which we really appreciated. Customers and staff had the opportunity to see lots of new machines…Categories: Leeds

Star Apprentice 2019, Dan

3rd April 2019Star Apprentice 2019, Dan At this year’s apprenticeship awards at a local college in York, Dan of Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd was awarded Star Apprentice 2019 for Level 2 Construction Plant Maintenance, which is a great achievement for the company…Categories: Leeds

New to Leeds Depot: JCB 9T Power Shuttle Cab Dumper

3rd April 2019New to the hire fleet at our Leeds depot, following our Innovation Day, a JCB 9T Power Shuttle Cab Dumper. This is a very easy dumper to operate courtesy of 4 speed permanent 4 wheel drive power shuttle transmission. Contact…Categories: Leeds

Leeds Depot Innovation Day – 28th March

15th March 2019Leeds Depot Innovation Day- 28th March To celebrate the innovative equipment we supply from leading manufacturers, the Leeds depot of Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd is putting on an Innovation Day on Thursday, March 28th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.…Categories: Leeds

New to Our Fleet: Wacker AS50e Battery Powered Rammers

31st January 2019New to Our Fleet: Wacker AS50e Battery Powered Rammers New to our fleet of machinery at the Leeds branch of Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd, we have Wacker AS50e Battery Powered Rammers. They are capable of:…Categories: Leeds

Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd Commits to Renewable Energy

12th December 2018Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd Commits to Renewable Energy Renewable energy is essential for creating a future for our planet and, as a business, Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint however we can. One of…Categories: News & Events

What is PASMA Training?

23rd November 2018What is PASMA Training The construction industry is rightly rife with different regulations and governing bodies to ensure employees are kept safe and work is carried out to the highest standard, therefore keeping the public safe as well. PASMA is…Categories: News & Events

What Are Powered Access Platforms?

31st October 2018Powered access platforms have revolutionised the business of working at height, but you might now be wondering what powered access platform you actually need for your project. There are many variations of these machines, although many of them fall into…Categories: News & Events

Understanding Lifting Equipment: Jacks

19th September 2018Understanding Lifting Equipment: Jacks Lifting equipment is a broad term that covers many different items, even if they generally have the same end goal (to lift things). One of the types of lifting equipment we will most commonly all come…Categories: News & Events

The Benefits of Portable Cabin Hire

30th August 2018The Benefits of Portable Cabin Hire Portable cabin hire has long been a go-to for construction projects that require quick and easy accommodation for offices, changing rooms, toilets, and more. What isn’t often considered, though, is that there are many…Categories: News & Events

Choosing the Right Silent Generator

27th July 2018Choosing The Right Silent Generator When you’re in the market for a new product, you might first consider what you need it for and how you want it to achieve this; having your requirements for this product in mind before…Categories: News & Events

Now Serving the North East with Our Newcastle Depot!

27th July 2018Now Serving the North East with Our Newcastle Depot As we come up on 40 years of establishment, Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd are expanding further still with the addition of our 18th depot near Newcastle, in Chester-le-Street. This marks our…Categories: News & Events

A Comprehensive Guide to Skid Steer Attachments

27th June 2018A Comprehensive Guide to Skid Steer Attachments As you may already be aware, a skid steer – or skid steer loader – is a machine that has an almost unlimited number of uses. The compact, rigid-framed and engine-powered workhorse are…Categories: News & Events

A Guide to Monoblock Air Conditioning Solutions

31st May 2018A Guide to Monoblock Air Conditioning Solutions The general, working definition of most air conditioning units is a machine that uses the flow of refrigerant from one set of coils, where heat is collected, to another set of coils, where…Categories: News & Events

The Different Types of Access Platform

19th April 2018Access platforms are almost universally applicable in every industry, but there are so many types available that it can be difficult to decipher which you require for your project. There are three main ‘categories’ of access platforms available: folding, stationary/semi-stationary,…Categories: Latest News

A14 Upgrade from Cambridge to Huntingdon: The Numbers After 1 Year

14th March 2018A14 Upgrade From Cambridge to Huntingdon: The Numbers After 1 Year One of the largest road construction projects in the UK, the upgrade to the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon, recently crossed the quarter-way point in November 2017 as a…Categories: Huntingdon, Latest News

Why Property Development is Increasing in Huntingdon

23rd February 2018Huntingdon and Cambridgeshire are currently undergoing a property boom, with the number of properties being developed in the county increasing and house prices almost doubling over the last year. With Huntingdon and Cambridgeshire seemingly becoming a more desirable place to…Categories: Huntingdon, Latest News

The Evolution of Safety Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment

19th February 2018The Evolution of Safety Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment     Over the past 100 years, technology has accelerated at a phenomenal rate, leaving us with products, gadgets, and materials that have become ingrained in our day to day lives.…Categories: Latest News

Understanding Land Surveying: A Guide to Surveying Equipment

30th January 2018The role of land surveyors and the surveying equipment they use is essential to the industry of construction and architecture. Through their practices, land surveyors ensure that the land for structural and building plans of any kind is safe to…Categories: Latest News, News & Events

A Comprehensive Guide to Excavators and Diggers

13th December 2017The thankless task of shifting large quantities of materials on a day to day basis is a chore that plagues workers in many different construction industries. In an attempt to appease this task, and to speed up the entire construction…Categories: Latest News

The Beginner’s Guide to Access Platform Hire

8th December 2017Working at height is part and parcel of the job for workers in a variety of industries, meaning the likelihood of coming into contact with access platform hire equipment is quite high. As one of the most common pieces of…Categories: Latest News

Everything You Need to Know about Eco Tower Lights

28th November 2017With strict deadlines, antsy project managers and a continuous wait for materials to be delivered, the nature of construction work suggests that the job must get done, no matter what obstacles you are faced with. Depending on the industry and…Categories: Latest News

Why Portable Cabins Are the Perfect On-Site Office

24th October 2017With heavy machinery, mounds of materials and an army of workers and builders occupying every construction site, it can be difficult for project managers to find a suitable space to set up an office. Although there may not be any…Categories: Latest News

Does Safety Equipment Really Work?

5th September 2017Does Safety Equipment Really Work? The priority of any project manager is the safety of his workers and everyone on site. With this consideration in mind, it is essential to ensure that the appropriate safety equipment is worn at all…Categories: Latest News, News & Events

Why Is Forklift Training So Important?

25th August 2017Forklift driving may seem like a simple job, but are you aware of the dangers you are at risk of when operating a forklift? Forklifts can be one of the most dangerous pieces of workplace equipment and, under the Provision …Categories: Latest News, News & Events

Welcome to Our New Huntingdon Depot!

27th July 2017With over 30 years of experience under our belts, Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd have continued to grow and expand with the opening of their new Huntingdon depot.…Categories: Huntingdon, Latest News, News & Events

The Best Demolition Attachments to Help You Clear a Site Safely

26th July 2017The art of demolishing a site has changed significantly over the last couple of centuries. Back in the days of yesteryear, a couple of sticks of dynamite and a communal clear-up was the preferred practice. It is no surprise to…Categories: Latest News, News & Events

Here’s Why You Should Consider Safety Equipment Hire

29th June 2017It can be difficult to decide between safety equipment hire and safety equipment purchase. Here at Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd, we have a breadth of industry experience that has informed us on the benefits of hiring over purchasing, and we…Categories: Latest News, Products

Air Conditioning – Renting vs. Buying

23rd June 2017Deciding whether to install permanent air conditioning or renting your AC supply seasonally can be a complex issue for any business. Evidently, there are pros and cons for either side. Throughout this article, we aim to amalgamate all of the…Categories: Latest News, News & Events, Products

On the Beach…

19th December 2014With customers nationwide, we are proud that we here at Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd we have built such a sterling reputation when it comes to specialist plant and tool hire. We now have depots all across the UK since our…Categories: News & Events

New Site In Southampton To Open Later This Year

24th December 2013At Charles Wilson Engineers, we have seen our reputation grow from strength to strength across the UK as the leading plant and tool supplier for the construction and events industries. With specialist sites situated throughout the UK, we are…Categories: News & Events

Semi-Final Stardom For 5-A-Side Team

24th December 2013Here at Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd, we are simply much more than a plant and tool hire company. We believe in achieving success in every aspect of our company, from the quality of our machinery to our exceptional customer…Categories: News & Events

Hire Our Excavators For Your Construction Projects

23rd December 2013As the UK’s leading plant and tool equipment hire, we continue to be the first choice across a number of industries. Here at Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd, we believe in providing our clients with only the best machinery and tools…Categories: News & Events

Charles Wilson Engineers Powering Ahead

22nd December 2013We pride ourselves on the strong and long-lasting relationships we build with all of our customers. Our ability to offer a complete and all-round rental service means that we can accommodate a huge variety of requirements from a broad spectrum…Categories: News & Events

Bespoke & Specialised Plant Attachment Services

20th December 2013When it comes to plant equipment, having a number of available and interchangeable attachments at your disposal only helps enhance the efficiency and productivity of your project. So, why not acquire the services of the UK’s largest and most reputable…Categories: News & Events

One Acre Site Expansion For Barking Depot

19th December 20132013 has proved to one of our most successful years to date, as here, at Charles Wilson Engineers, we continue to lead the way as the UK’s leading plant and tool hire specialists. Never ones to stand still, we…Categories: News & Events

JCB’s New Tier 4 Engines Promise A Fuel Efficient Future

19th December 2013With fuel prices as they are, there is an even greater emphasis on the fuel efficiency of your machinery, equipment and vehicles. You want to be making money, not forking out hundreds and thousands to carry out your projects. Here…Categories: News & Events

Brand New Ride-On Tracked Dumpers

17th December 2013With an extensive range of plant and tool equipment and machinery readily available for hire, we are proud to announce a new range of Ride-On Tracked Dumpers. With an already glowing reputation, here at Charles Wilson Engineers, we continue…Categories: News & Events

New Southampton Site Underway

16th December 2013Earlier this September, we announced plans for the development of our new site to be opened in Southampton, making our services even more accessible to the South and South West regions. As the UK’s leading tool and plant hire specialist,…Categories: News & Events

Expanding Our Business With Our New Basildon Depot

11th December 2013Expanding Our Business With Our New Basildon Depot At Charles Wilson Engineers, we like to see ourselves as innovators within our industry. We constantly strive to enhance both the quality of our products as well as the service to…Categories: News & Events

Powered Scissor Lifts For Your Powered Access

9th December 2013The Scissor Lift plays an important role across a range of industries from construction and maintenance to events and projects. From allowing vertical access, to creating a strong working platform, our machines will give complete confidence should you be looking…Categories: News & Events

Charles Wilson Engineers Embrace ‘Movember’

9th December 2013Another year, another Movember for the team here at Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd as four of our employees cast aside their shavers for a month of true upper lip renovation. Raising over £1100 for their respective charities, the ‘furry four’,…Categories: News & Events

Expert Tool & Equipment Hire For Your Event

1st December 2013Here at Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd, we pride ourselves on our innovative approach to Tool and Plant Hire. With such a huge range of equipment available to hire, it’s no surprise that we have seen our business expand to supply…Categories: News & Events

Event Hire

26th December 2012Charles Wilson Engineers are pleased to announce the launch of our new Event Hire division. This brand new division will seek to build on our current expertise in the supply of rental equipment to a wide variety of venues including…Categories: News & Events
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