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The Granary



Back in June 2019, we completed a very complicated move of a 6 tonne converted annexe named The Granary. Our clients were understandably anxious because the building was over 100 years old, being the oldest timber-framed structure of its kind. Our Hiab truck Midas was used to move the deck to gain access, then we used one of our Doll step-frame trailers with full remote steering axles. We ordered structural steels which were put on the trailer and were then reversed under the building. We then raised the trailer using the air suspension to lift the Granary off of its supports, with the weight spread over the steels so the structure did not collapse.

Special plinths were built at the landing site to support the building and the unit was skillfully maneuvered around the site by our driver Lance, with the help and guidance of Dewey and the rest of the team, to avoid trees and other buildings. Our vehicle was then reversed into the landing site and the structure was lowered on the plinths remaining on the steels. As you will see from our client feedback, they were very happy and we even managed to get the drone out to take some fabulous aerial pictures.

“Hard-working, polite, and professional, they filled me with confidence”

“What a day Saturday was. The successful move of the Granary was a day that will live in my memory for a very long time. Dewey and the lads were absolutely incredible. I would like to pass on my and my family’s huge gratitude to them all for the amazing service they provided. The manner in which they all worked together as a team was a joy to watch. Hard-working, polite, and professional, and on a day that I was dreading for the previous few weeks, they filled me with confidence through the day. Can I please ask this email be forwarded to your Management Team and Directors – these four men represented David Watson Transport in the best and highest way possible. And to Rob who took my initial call about this. Where other companies didn’t want to know, your approach was very welcoming indeed right from the outset. Lastly, can I please pass our thanks once again to Dewey and the lads – THANK YOU SO MUCH”

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