Tail Lift Engineering


Customer objective

Tail Lift Engineering was looking for a canopy roof cover that would allow large vehicles to back up under cover when requiring repair. This would allow the workforce to carry out the repairs and be sheltered from the elements. The canopy size had to be 16m long and 7.2m wide, and height was also a key factor.

Problem solving with canopy design

The canopy needed to clear a height of 5.2m to allow the large trailers to safely back up underneath the canopy without fear of hitting the steel beams.  The other factor was that we were only allowed to bolt onto an existing concrete plinth.  Our in-house structural engineer had a look at the structure and was able to design a way for the canopy to have increased specification steel uprights to cope with the additional height.  Our structural engineer also designed special steel base plates in order that our Connekt canopy could be safely bolted down to the concrete, which satisfied Sefton Council building control department who were supervising the installation process.

Choosing the right product

This was an easy choice as the one product in our range that could achieve Keith’s aims was our Conneckt modular product, which can come in many sizes. This product also fit within the budget.

Tail Lift Engineering

Installing the canopy

The canopy installation was more complicated than a standard installation due to the added height of the structure.  We installed the uprights using a crane on site which lifted the 5.2m long uprights into position for our skilled site team to place correctly and chemically fix into the concrete.  We also had a genie lift and cherry picker on site for installation of the roof so this could be carried out safely while working at such a height.

Key objectives of supplying the canopy

The canopy is now in full working use and has had a major impact on Keith’s business in terms of allowing him to expand capacity of his workforce as they are now able to work more efficiently underneath the canopy cover.

Tail Lift Engineering
L31 8DX

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