Wiltshire-based groundworks contractor Russell Noyce has recently been undertaking projects across the county boundary in Hampshire. Last year he completed some work at T H WHITE’s own new Stockbridge branch and now he is working on a major extension project for Double H Nurseries Ltd at New Milton.
Double H is a massive operation which has been supplying houseplants to leading supermarket chains since the 1960s. The company’s greenhouses cover many acres and the latest development is a project to insert a new large greenhouse covering the area between two existing ones. Russell was commissioned to carry out ground works and foundations before a team from Holland come to construct the new greenhouse.
“It’s actually a much bigger job than it might appear,” said Russell. “There’s an enormous amount of pipework and other services that had to go in before the concrete slab could be prepared.
A sunken loading ramp for artics also had to be excavated and lined with reinforced concrete – that alone was a significant job that took several weeks.”
Reliable earth moving plant is essential for Russell’s business and for quite a few years now he has been using Case excavators and Terex dumpers supplied by T H WHITE. The latest addition to his fleet is a Case CX30B 3t mini digger.
“The CX30 replaced an older Case machine and I have to say they just keep getting better and better. The new digger drives beautifully, it’s comfortable for long hours of use and it has excellent reach and balance. In the early days of my business I always bought a well-known brand of earth moving machinery but I have to say the quality of that has just gone down and down. These days I think it would be hard to beat Case equipment for the price.”
As well as the Case 3t digger Russell has a more compact 1.5t digger and a 3t Terex dumper. “Those machines cover most of our needs, but I’m hoping to buy another digger before too long and I’ll be going to T H WHITE for that,” he adds. “Their construction specialist David Price is a great guy who will do anything for you and that’s worth as much as having good machinery.”
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