• 2.2 min read

    International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of all women and is being celebrated on March 8th 2023. Mantis Cranes and McMenamin Engineering are delighted to celebrate all the women that work in our Donegal and UK bases. For International Women’s Day 2023, we are proud to feature Fay Briggs, Operations Manager, Mantis Cranes UK.

  • 1.8 min read

    Mantis Cranes are now supplying construction hoists throughout Ireland & Northern Ireland. Construction Hoists are used to vertically move people and/or materials on-site and improve safety and efficiency when moving goods and personnel to higher levels.

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    Contractors strive to avoid delays and complete construction projects on time and on budget. To prevent delays, careful planning is needed for efficient Flat Top Tower Crane erection. The causes of delays on site can be many and varied, from improper planning, labour and materials shortages, equipment failure, and poor communication to bad weather. All delays lead to expensive and unwelcome overruns.

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    Visitors to the beautiful city of York will soon have their choice of Premier Inn hotels to stay at, with the addition of a 6th hotel close to the city’s ancient walls, between Layerthorpe and Foss Islands Road.  The new hotel is designed to blend well into this historic area in York, featuring 2 different brick finishes to ensure it sits seamlessly into its surroundings.

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    As we head into Winter the frequency of wind and storm warnings is on the increase. We take a look at how to remain safe when using self-erecting tower cranes in windy conditions. The power of the wind and the potential for accidents when operating a self-erecting crane in stormy conditions should not be underestimated.

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    Construction costs have been increasing since early 2021 when materials shortages drove prices upwards. Throughout 2022 many players in the construction industry have been struggling to recover from the downturn experienced during the pandemic. As we move towards the end of 2022 new challenges have emerged in the form of increasing global inflation rates, labour shortages, and the current energy shortages which will further erode potential profits.

  • 2.5 min read

    6 Reasons to choose a Self Erecting Tower Crane over a Telehandler.

    Rising material costs, labour shortages, and the current housing crisis all put pressure on contractors to increase efficiencies and reduce costs on site.

    This is where a self erecting tower crane comes in!

  • 1.9 min read

    Mantis Cranes offer an extensive range of cranes for hire or sale including Luffing Jib Cranes, Tower Cranes and Self Erecting Tower Cranes. Tower cranes can be seen across all city skylines, but how do these imposing structures work? We take a look at the essential parts of a Tower Crane and how they work.

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      What is a Luffing Jib Tower Crane? A luffing […]

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    What needs to be considered? “We had the best crane […]