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Driveway and garage
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Drives, patios and paths should be built on a slope to ensure that surface water drains away quickly. It makes sense to use drainage channels to divert surface waterMORE

Patio paving slabs
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Installing a driveway to your home or business is not a job for amateurs. Even a relatively short simple driveway on a domestic property should be installed by a professional.MORE

Using chainsaw on logs
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Chainsaws are capable of creating very great injury indeed. Chainsaw blades have razor sharp teeth revolving at high speed and, being handheld, are usually only a few inches from the body.MORE

Construction workers  in front of pile driver machine
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Groundworks is the bedrock of any building project no matter how large or small. No building work can begin without proper ground works first.MORE

Digger demolishes building in site clearance operation
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Site clearance contractors can be called in for a broad range of clearance and disposal activities including earthworks, soil levelling, rubble removal and even building demolition.MORE

JCB Tandem Roller VMT260
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A road roller is a compaction machine used to compact soil, gravel, asphalt, stone or some other surface material. Rollers come in various types and their use depends on the job in hand.MORE

Six tonne dumper for hire
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Dumpers are great for moving construction site materials quickly and easily and many projects rely heavily on this vital piece of machinery, especially when used with a digger or excavator.MORE

Worker fills cement concrete mixer
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Concrete mixing for small jobs can often be done by hand in a wheelbarrow or a concrete mixing tray but for larger projects, you will need to hire a portable cement mixer.MORE

Drainage ditch in open field
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Land drainage and how it works. The obvious purpose of land drainage is to remove excess water from fields, public grassed areas such as sports fields and football pitches and, last but not least, the humble domestic garden.MORE

Mini digger in a domestic garden
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Mini diggers or compact excavators are a popular choice for construction projects of all types but you need to get a grip on which jobs suit them best. A mini digger can be used in a variety of situations and it's a valuable piece of equipment.MORE

CAT Caterpillar 259B skid steer
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The skid steer is a small machine with a sophisticated auxiliary hydraulic system and an extensive range of labour-saving attachment options.MORE

Earthworks excavator
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Bulk earth moving is often the first phase of any construction project whether it be site preparation, land profiling or landscaping. An initial earth-moving phase requires as much planning and preparation as any other aspect of the works.MORE

Line of tracked excavators for hire
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Excavator hire is often essential for construction projects but there are things you need to consider before choosing a plant hire company.MORE

Earthworks excavator
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Clark & Kent Contractors have years of experience in land clearance projects both large and small. They also have an extensive range of bulk earth moving machines and diggers.MORE

Laying patio
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Laying a patio with slab paving can seem like a simple job but there are lots of traps for the unwary, and you will want to get this right first time. It is better on balance to call in the experts like Clark & Kent.MORE

Building a BMX track
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Many roads, drives, pavements and parking areas require an underground base that not only spreads the load of the surface paving material but also provides adequate drainage as well as a sound base on which to lay the surfacing material.MORE

Dumper truck
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Site dumpers account for around a third of all accidents reported on construction sites involving vehicles. Many accidents are serious and some even result in death so it is important to understand the dangers.MORE

CAT 301.4C mini excavator
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Clark & Kent Services Plant Hire has taken delivery of a new CAT 301.4 mini hydraulic excavator to being compact versatility to our fleet of diggers for hire. The CAT 301 series have proved to be very popular with clients.MORE

Caterpillar digger CAT 308E
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Clark & Kent has taken delivery of a new Caterpillar 8-ton machine. The excavator is as versatile as a mini digger but with the power of larger machines. The Caterpillar 308e2 is a very environmentally friendly plant hire digger.MORE

Block patio paving
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Block paving has been booming in recent years as householders have taken advantage of new developments in manufacture and lower prices. Block or brick paving also looks good on driveways, patios, yards and paths.MORE

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