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New Telehandlers have landed

May 03 in Company, Plant and tool hire & shops

Shorts Plant and Tool Hire have invested in six new JCB telehandlers – four 9 metre and two 14 metre telehandlers. The JCB 535 95 Telehandler is the largest telehandler on our fleet without stabilising legs. This means it is as manoeuvrable as the smaller machines, but with a 3.5T lift capacity and a reach

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Our New Baler Has Arrived

Apr 30 in Company

This month, we have taken delivery of a new baler which will process and compress all of our cardboard and plastics from our material recycling facilities in Ascot and Aldershot, ready for re-sale.

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Celebration of Team of the Year at Pride of Bracknell

Apr 28 in Company

Pride of Bracknell 2018 awards ceremony took place last night and Shorts Group were in attendance to present the award for Team of the Year. As a third-time sponsor, Gary Short and his team joined in the celebrations with the two finalists in the category. The finalists were: Bracknell Forest Lions Club: is a local

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New In: Cordless Garden Tools

Apr 26 in Company, Plant and tool hire & shops

Stihl COMPACT Cordless System This range of cordless garden tools is a huge game-changer to gardeners and landscapers as these tools are much quieter, lighter and more environmentally friendly than their petrol counterparts. They are also very simple to use – slot the battery in and press the trigger – no messing around with chokes,

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Car show down in Bagshot

Apr 23 in Company, Demolition

We’ve now completed the demolition of a car showroom and workshop in Bagshot on behalf of Kirkby Homes. This site was a former petrol station so a large amount of work was carried out underground to remove the five 25,000 gallon fuel tanks. This site was on the ground within three weeks making way for

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New Weekend Skip Hire Rate

Apr 16 in Company, Waste management

Shorts Group are delighted to announce a NEW weekend skip hire rate. With over 2,000 skips and 15 vehicles in our fleet, we can now offer short-term hire on our domestic skips to benefit our local residents that want to do work in their house over the weekend and could fill the skip in a

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Demolition De-Construct with New Attachments

Apr 07 in Company, Demolition

This month, our demolition division has been buying new attachments which will make light work of the big upcoming demolition works scheduled for spring. Our new attachments include, 2x Rammer Hammer, 4 x Dehaco – Selector Grabs, 1 x MBI – Rotating Shear , 1 x MBI – Hydraulic Pulveriser. These new attachments will accompany

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BIG Investment in Plant Hire Equipment

Apr 07 in Company, Plant and tool hire & shops

Our Plant division has been making BIG investment in new plant hire equipment, with our first ever Hitachi 13t Excavators. Plus, Volvo 8t excavators, Thwaites 3t Swivel Dumpers (Road Legal), JCB 10m Telehanders with A/C, JCB 14m Telehandlers with A/C All premium brands and all high specification! To hire, call either depots: Berkshire: 01344 299

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Shorts Easter Egg Collection for Sebastian Action Trust

Apr 03 in Company

Our Waste Manager, Jason Jones delivered our collection of Easter Eggs to Sebastian’s Action Trust. Each year, this charity organise an Easter Egg hunt for seriously-ill children. Thank you to our lovely team for collecting the Easter Eggs. I’m sure the children will have fun looking for them during the Easter Egg hunt.

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Easter Egg Donations for Sebastian Action Trust

Mar 04 in Company

We would like to put a call out for your kind donations of Easter Eggs. Once again, we’re collecting Easter Eggs for Sebastian’s Action Trust. Each year, this charity organise an Easter Egg hunt for seriously-ill children. Staff, customers and friends donated over 60 Easter Eggs last year and we’re keen to beat that number

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Unigate Demolition Works Well Underway

Feb 28 in Company, Demolition

Following the demolition of The Perfume Factory in North Acton, the prestigious Imperial College London has awarded us another new project. As pictured, the former Unigate distribution centre site in London, is a very large (approx 14,800 m2) steel framed and steel clad building. We are five weeks into an eight week programme and are

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Proud to be ‘GOLD’ sponsor of Pride of Bracknell Awards 2018

Feb 20 in Company

Shorts Group is proud to be a ‘GOLD’ sponsor of the upcoming Pride of Bracknell Awards 2018: This year, we’re sponsoring ‘Team of the Year’ category. http://prideofbracknell.com/about/sponsors/ Now in their thirteenth year, the Pride of Bracknell Forest awards showcase the very best and brightest people in the borough, from teachers and volunteers to teams, charities

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Earl Grey Hits The Streets

Jan 31 in Company, Commercial trade waste

For one week, we ran a social media ‘Name our Dustcart’ competition for our new dustcart. We had an overwhelming response from our followers. Between Facebook and LinkedIn, we’ve had 150 responses.   The most popular name choice was ‘Earl Grey’. Unanimous decision! The new is now on the road to help service our ever-increasing

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Our compost is quality: 100% PASS

Jan 31 in Company, Agriculture, Composting

We had our yearly PAS 100 audit carried out this month for the Compost yard. The Auditor from Organic Farmers and Growers checked all site activities against our standard operating procedures as well as checking all the paperwork and computer records that are kept for incoming materials, compost windrows and outgoing products. We achieved a

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The Perfume Factory: Progress Update

Dec 20 in Company, Demolition

The former Perfume Factory in North Acton, London is progressing well. Within two weeks, we’ve completed the hard and soft-strip, including removing internal rooms, doors, electrics and asbestos from the ceilings and now this three storey factory is being demolished to the ground. All materials from the building are being segregated for recycling. We expect

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Shorts donation to Bracknell Food Bank

Dec 19 in Company

Everyone should be able to eat at Christmas and the Shorts team have helped towards achieving that. For the last three weeks, we’ve been collecting tinned food and Christmas consumables ready for donation to Bracknell Food Bank. Bracknell Food Bank, managed by the Trussell Trust, runs a network of over 400 foodbanks, giving emergency food

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