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Pontoon Hire Explained
How Do I Obtain A Quote For Floating Pontoon Hire?
How Do I Choose The Correct Floating Pontoon?
Once you have identified the need to hire a floating modular pontoon, we’ll help you assess the pontoon design that best suits your project requirements. please contact us to discuss your requierments we will be happy to help.
What Do I Need To Consider?
- Approximately what size pontoon do you require?
- How many people or what weight of plant and equipment does it need to hold?
- How long do you wish to hire your pontoon for?
- Do you require mesh edge protection, handrails or fenders? Or mooring posts, outboard motors, tower scaffolding, safety boats or life jackets?
Your answers will really help us to provide a quotation that accurately reflects your needs.
Don’t worry if you’re still not sure what kind of pontoon you need. Simply give us a call on 01253 921 352 and we’ll help you out quicker than a duck can take to water.
Static or moving
Pontoons can be anchored, even in rivers and tidal waters, or free floating with outboard motors attached for quick relocation or mobile work.
Will you carry out a site visit?
In certain circumstances it may be necessary to carry out a site visit to fully understand your requirements. In most instances we will be able to draw on similar applications and aerial photography to give you an indicative quote within a very short time frame. Steve has 20+ years experiance we have acquired a very good sense of how to deliver the best and most cost effective solution.
We will calculate a price once we have worked with you to configure the most cost effective pontoon design that satisfies your objectives. Delivery will be an important element of the cost and we will ask about access to the site to help establish exact delivery and installation costs
Health and Safety?
The civil engineering and construction industry presents more risks to its workforce than most industries. Couple these risks with working on water, and the need for safety is multiplied.
Our pontoon system offers the safest possible solution to working on water, combining exceptional buoyancy with the highest possible standard of health and safety meaning that all going well when working with us you’re going to remain safe and out of the water.
A Risk assessment, Method Statement and Rescue plan will be provided before the commencement, of all our projects.
FPS pontoon hire hold constructionline gold, Builders profile, Acclaim, RISQS and SSIP accreditation and our operatives are trained to the highest standards.
Temporary works designs and stability calculations?
FPS can provide temporary works designs and stability calculations to prove our pontoon installations are safe and fir for purpose.
How much weight do they carry?
Each square metre of pontoon has a safe working load (SWL) of 175kg, and a maximum load of 350kg meaning that a pontoon measuring 10 x 10m would have a SWL of 17.5T assuming the load is evenly spread. We double stack the pontoon should you require a greater SWL, this effectively doubles the buoyancy being provided. In real terms this means that whether you have a couple of personnel working with hand tools or large drilling rigs with water bowsers and multiple operators, you’re safe in the knowledge that you have ample buoyancy for the job at hand.
How Will The Pontoon Be Delivered?
Hiring a floating pontoon has never been simpler because we can deliver the Modular Floating Pontoon Hire system to virtually any site.
We’re very competitive on delivery too because we own our fleet of vehicles and trailers. Some of our vehicles and trailers are fitted with Hiab cranes and winching equipment, making delivery and installation a quick and simple process.
Based in the northwest we are perfectly placed to deliver anywhere in the UK.
What Are The Pontoon Delivery & Collection Times?
Your pontoon system can be delivered to and collected from any location you specify 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply tell us where and when you’d like your pontoon delivered to and collected from when you request an estimate.
We’ll also include suggested times for delivery and collection of the floating modular pontoon, should you need us to.
What If There's Bad Or Awkward Site Access?
Often we are able to use our 4X4 and trailer to access areas that would perhaps be otherwise inaccessible by lorry.
We’re also able to install the pontoon away from the site and then deliver the pontoon by water using an outboard engine.
Where Can A Pontoon Be Installed?
The modular pontoon system can be installed in an array of locations for numerous applications throughout the UK.
There will be few projects we have not already come across from installations in swimming pools to window sampling on the Thames!
For a highly technical or complex installation we will conduct a site survey, but more typically installation will be straight forward.
Want To Stay Safe? Use FPS Professional Pontoon Installation
Whilst the floating modular pontoon is engineered to be safe, strong, stable and fit for purpose, much of the skill in the design of the Floating Pontoon Hire system lies in ensuring the correct installation.
Particular care is needed when installing floating pontoons in areas with strong tidal flows, significant tidal range or on rivers with strong currents.
That’s all taken care of as part of our fantastic modular floating pontoon hire assembling and dismantling service.
How Is The Pontoon Anchored Securely?
FPS Pontoon Hire have a wide range of fixing and anchoring systems to suit different locations from harbour walls to muddy river banks and a variety of anchoring systems including those suitable for use in environmentally sensitive areas.
Flexibility of our services?
You will find FPS easy to work with and quick to respond. Much of the feedback we receive compliments our willingness to be flexible. We make your installation as painless as possible and we are quick to respond to changing circumstances particularly when dealing with commercial jobs that are often affected by factors outside of your control.
How do I off hire the pontoon?
At the end of the hire period, contact our office to arrange our team to dismantle the floating modular pontoon and remove it from the site.
We are aware that Floating Pontoon Solutions responsibility does not come to a close until the modular pontoon installation is collected from site. Our aim is to leave the site in the same condition as when we arrived.
We are used to working in environmentally sensitive areas, SSIP’s and aim to leave the area untouched.
Pontoon Hire. What’s Included?
Delivery & Collection
We have our own fleet of vehicles to transport your pontoon, safety boat and equipment to any location throughout the UK, Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Assembly & Dismantling
We have experienced and qualified operatives, from the assembly of a floating pontoon to the erection of a scaffold tower, There will be few challenges they have not already come across!
We can supply additional equipment from outboard motors, tower scaffolds, life rings, throw lines, life jackets and debris booms, please ask if you have any specific requirements.
Not Just Pontoon Hire
FPS maintains a safe-work-on-water policy and we also provide Safety & Support Vessels for any inland waterway, river or canal. Floating Pontoon Solutions has a range of boats and equipment to assist you throughout your project.
All of our Safety Boats and Workboats are coded, licensed and delivered ready for use. Equipment can be hired on a bareboat basis or with one of our RYA Qualified Operators. Hire rates include: Full Day and Long Term hire. We also offer a full range of equipment for hire from life jackets and outboard engines though to scaffold towers and debris booms.
FPS will work hand in hand with you throughout each phase of your project. We offer a full range of equipment suitable for any job.