Company

Our Background

Unit Plant Services is a privately owned family business founded in 1947 as the Unit Construction Company.  During post war years, Unit Construction saw massive growth to become one of the largest construction companies in the North West.  In 1985 Unit Construction was purchased by Mowlem PLC and Unit Plant Services, a division of Unit Construction, was integrated within the SGB group of companies.

In 1987, the present management team split from SGB to form its own private division, trading under the name of Unit Plant Hire.  Then in a move away from the traditional core business of contract scaffolding, the decision was made to invest into formwork and shuttering material.  In 1996, an investment was made in excess of £1.7 million into the introduction of the modern German formwork systems from the manufacturer Hunnebeck.

Over the last 10 years, we have continued to invest and grow our business, operating from the head office in Liverpool and then in 2009, a second location in the Midlands was opened to cover mid Wales and the South of England.

Over the years, through our direct workforce and sub-contractors, we have been involved in many major projects throughout the UK and overseas, from the construction of football stadiums to small domestic dwellings, office blocks, supermarkets and swimming pools.

We have our own in-house team of designers, who also work closely alongside our consultants CADD Creations, headed up by Andy Hilton to discuss any technical design issues you may have.

We pride ourselves in the ability to immediately react to customers needs and ensure that we are able to deliver on time and within the customers’ budget.  Our company policy has always been big enough to cope, yet small enough to care.

We can normally deliver to all parts of the UK within 48 hrs of an order and are conveniently located in a modern industrial estate close to Liverpool John Lennon airport.

To our knowledge, we are one of the few companies that offer a 24 hour, round the clock service with our team of highly trained and dedicated staff ready to handle customers’ orders.

At Unit Plant Services, we take pride in our work and would be delighted to discuss your formwork needs.