Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • Welcome to another blog, which today focuses on our range of robotic lateral cutters and in particular the IMS Automatic Plus robotic cutter. Recently, our client IWJS, the national wastewater management specialists have further extended their range of this versatile cutter by purchasing two more units, to make five in total, making it their most popular cutter.

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • It only seems like a few weeks ago, but it’s actually now over a year ago that we decided to revamp the layout of our company website… And it’s certainly been an interesting 12 months that have flown by!

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • Today’s blog takes us across the Pennines, from Ant Hire’s home in Leeds and into neighbouring Lancashire. Our friends at ER Technical Services (www.drainage-support.com), a Southport-based company, offering proactive solutions to the drainage industry, were tackling a tricky job to remove a full 20-metres of drain liner.

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • Today’s blog features a case study from our customer, Monks Contractors; the Blackburn-based family run business boasting three decades of trailblazing success in the haulage, plant supply and waste management sectors. As we all know, water leakage can be a real issue so you need reliable, quality solutions to help you fix the problem in a timely manner.

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • Today’s blog focuses on our Vertform manhole base construction system and how it helped our friends at Durham-based construction company, J&C Construction, who were working on a 32-unit housing job in Jarrow, for their client Lumsden & Carroll Civil Engineering – part of the ESH Group.

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • Pressure testing of polyethylene pipes to the latest IGN standard can be challenging especially for those not versed in logarithmic calculations. The complexity of the test is complicated even further by the latest revision focusing on air content. Too much air in the pipe may be masking a leak, creating unsafe working conditions and working against a full understanding of the effecti...

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • The most significant challenge facing innovative product manufacturers in the construction sector, in a complex market used to working in legacy ways is having enough of the right people on the ground to spend time, educating and working with contractors helping them, work smarter. In our experience Construction companies and their contractors welcome reviewing new products that can p...

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • Did you know that manual handling injuries cause over a third of all workplace injuries? These include work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), such as pain and injuries to arms, legs and joints, and also repetitive strain injuries to different areas of the body. In fact, the latest estimates from a Labour Force Survey (2016) show that in Great Britain the total number of work-...

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • Welcome to our latest blog. Recently CPS Drainage Solutions came up against a tricky access issue in Nottingham City Centre while carrying out a recent patching job to an egg-shaped brick sewer. Not only was the job being undertaken during the night and on a central reservation of a dual carriageway, but the task itself was made even harder by limited access.

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • Picote Milling Machines are designed with safety and efficiency in mind, for fast and efficient drain cleaning from things such as the removal of wrinkles from collapsed and damaged CIPP liners and patches, soft blockages, scale/calcium build-up and tree roots, to concrete and lead deposits, failed gaskets and even imperfections in the pipe

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • Welcome to our latest blog, all about how one of our crawler inspection drain cameras came to the rescue of one of our customers… Recently, we were contacted by our friends at Rook Services, the Kidderminster-based surveying and specialist civil engineering contractor, with over 20 years experience of offering their services across the UK and internationally.

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • Welcome to our latest blog! Today we’d like to announce that we’ve a new Vertform Demonstrator to tell you all about, in the form of our very own Tony Cannings. Tony already has 17 years experience with us, as lead supervisor for our Vertform product and this is exactly why we think he’s absolutely perfect for this role.

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • Rigorous demands of day-to-day jobs can put enormous strain on your equipment. Challenges with difficult or awkward terrain mean equipment is regularly operating in conditions that lead to knocks, bumps, scratches or worse. It is essential that your equipment is reliable and has the right features to cope with such demands. 

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • We all know that sewer systems can be very dangerous places at times. Being below the ground, there are many things that can be present without you even knowing that they are there, including chemical spills and gas escapes, as well as many other explosive and hazardous substances.

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • Ant Hire are very pleased to be adding another great product to its hire range, the new Picote Maxi Miller Drain Cleaner. The Picote Drain Cleaner is a powerful and portable system, designed specifically for small diameter drains, which reduces both time and costs for a contractor, whilst at the same time making the cleaning process quicker and easier.

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • A local harbour authority approached us with a request to provide a solution to their ongoing flood problem around the harbour. During periods of extreme high tides that clash with prevailing North Westerly winds, flood surges tend to flood the harbour buildings and spread over into the car park and ticket office of the local ferry terminal.

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • Vikoma has just delivered 200m of its unique flood barrier to a major UK utility company in the South West. The barrier stands 1m tall and was delivered in 10m and 20m sections which are easy to manoeuvre, install and store again afterwards ready for next time. The barriers will be held at two locations to allow for strategic quick response in the event of a pending flood alert.

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • Over the past few weeks, a new product has caught our eye… The product in question is Vikoma’s flood barrier – The Flood Guardian – that has been much talked about since its launch in October 2016 but, until now, has been primarily viewed as a flood defence product only.

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • We are really proud to have recently achieved UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited certification, from BSI (British Standards Institution), for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems for the hire, sale and service of specialist equipment and services for the civil engineering, utilities and drain service industries.

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • Ant Hire has been awarded ‘Dealer of the Year’ from Troglotech in recognition of their outstanding sales and service.

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • Don’t let your pipe stopper stop you working These days, rubber pipe stoppers are made to last. In fact, the expected lifespan of a standard rubber pipe stopper is now at least 10 years. However, like many pieces of equipment, the lifespan is often drastically reduced if it is not properly maintained. As you might expect, there are many easy steps to making sure you get the expecte...

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • Controlling the flow of water in and out of pipes can be a tricky process and you need the confidence that any pipe stopper or plug used can safely halt or bypass the flow of water (and any other materials) that may be in the pipeline.  As we are all too aware, jobs involving pipe flow control often means working at pressure and therefore safety is always a primary concern.

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • Our latest blog takes a look at our client, CPS Drainage Solutions’ use of the IMS Drive lateral robotic cutter. CPS Drainage Solutions has been established for over 25 years and is a Nottinghamshire-based small family run business, specialising in the repair, maintenance and survey of underground drainage and pipes, with an emphasis on the use of trenchless technology.

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • As a result of demand for IMS lateral cutters, we continue  investing in our fleet to both extend our sales capabilities and hire range. Fully supported by our UK based Service Centre. In fact, as I type today, new IMS Automatic Plus cutters and IMS Drive cutters are heading out of the door to buyers from the UK drainage sector.

Ant Hire Solutions LLP
Ant Hire Solutions LLP
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  • The first ever Micro Light IMS cutter sold in the UK has been purchased, from our robotic lateral cutter range, by Nuneaton-based Kall Services. They are specialists in commercial and domestic drainage and plumbing and were looking for a solution for some work they were carrying out for a leading water authority.

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