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Paul Price
  • Paul Price
  • Divisional Manager

A Brief History

In just a decade, Taylor’s Hoists has established itself as the UK’s premier operation and maintenance hoist brand serving the construction industry’s main players with vertical access.

From brand creation to award winners and nominees in the UK’s leading construction industry awards, supplying hoists for the UK’s top principal contractors and sub- contractors in just over 10 years – that’s the Taylor’s Hoists story.

With unparalleled links to the market leading Alimak hoist product range, our product and service quality, professionalism and unique approach to customer service and safety has enabled us to reach great heights.

Specialising in the hire and operation of the UK’s premier, most reliable range of construction hoists and with an unrivaled maintenance and on-site support services, we have grown and been awarded repeat business from our customers time and time again.


Our wide range of single and twin hoist vertical height access solutions includes something for all projects and budgets – from reliable rack and pinion passenger/goods lifts and driverless systems to large tonnage beam and chain hoists.

And we pride ourselves on being the first company in the country to stock the only environmentally friendly option – the strong, safe, lightweight and high speed Alimax Scando 650.

Working at height is a high risk industry. The safety of site users is of paramount concern to Taylor’s Hoists. Our engineers, service crew and staff have the knowledge and experience to make sure every hoist is operating safely and efficiently.

And from our large-scale depot, workshop and offices just off the M11 (in the shadow of RAF Duxford) we offer rst class customer service. We care and really listen to our clients’ needs – from consultation, through point of sale, with superior on-site support, in after sales care and in our unrivalled maintenance programs.

No wonder that major brands like Mace, Lend Lease, Skanska, BAM, Carillion continue to specify Taylor’s Hoists on their major construction projects across the British Isles.

Why Lyndon invested

Our customers are increasingly looking for a seamlessly integrated service.

Taylor’s is determined to be the highest quality provider, using only the best machines and focused on safety and service. It’s a business we want to invest in and grow.

Rise to the top

October 2005

Taylor’s Hoists was created. We became the first company to only supply the latest models of the wold leading Alimak Hek Construction Hoists.

February 2006

Taylor’s Hoists starts to gather pace & is awarded the renovation and build of the New Stock Exchange for Lend Lease and the Shell Building for Elliott Thomas Ltd.


Taylor’s Hoists are awarded the Lend Lease

- New Court Project where Lyndon’s Scaffolding and Taylor’s Hoists business partnership begins. Taylor’s Hoists & Lyndon Scaffolding were contracted by Lend Lease for vertical and site access on the prestigious project and worked closely together to create safe, intelligent access solutions.

The hard working business ethos between the two companies is the same – a feeling of being part of a family, not just a rm. Taylor’s and Lyndon are developing a relationship and respect, paving the way for the future –meeting on many projects where hoists and scaffold are supplied.

April 2011

Taylor’s Hoists outgrow their current premises and relocate to modern facilities in rural Cambridgeshire –but close to trade links on the M11 corridor – with room to grow and offer more services. Links between existing work in London and the South develop with new business in the Midlands and North.


Lyndon are awarded the Orchard Estate Project in Redbridge, supplying the scaffold on seven blocks of flats for energy saving panels to be installed & make full use of Taylor’s Hoists to supply vertical access on each of the seven buildings.


Lyndon Scaffolding CEO, Rob Lynch & Taylor’s Hoists John Self go into partnership with HATS (Hoist Access Tower Services) and provide the Common Tower access solution for the St James – Corniche Project.

October 2016

Lyndon’s Scaffolding CEO Rob Lynch joins John Self with a part-ownership of the Rainsford Group & Taylor’s Hoists.

April 2017

A new era begins. Lyndon Scaffolding purchases 100% of the company to create a business offering a full range of access solutions. Taylor’s now has investment backing.