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Franklin Hire Limited was formed in 1972 by Pat Franklin and Ian Jay (The Original name was Franklin-Jay Limited) and specialised in demolition and haulage. At that time much of our work was for Shell UK Oil at their Stanford-le-Hope Refinery. During the 1980's in addition to our demolition works we expanded into Operated Plant Hire and Self Drive Vehicle Hire.

Works continued in all the fields as described. In 1998 Mr. Franklin retiredand the remaining directors agreed a management buyout. Mr. Smith also retired in 2009 leaving Mr. Branch and Mr. Anderson as equal partners in the company. The companys till trades in all three fields of work remaining flexible in ourability to service all industries in a fluctuating market, however our work remains principally in demolition for residential, industrial petro chemical and government clients.

We trade from our premises on the Rawreth Industrial Estate in Rayleigh where we have offices, workshops, a licenced waste transfer station and secure storage for all our vehicles, plant and equipment.