Supporting our customers to create safe working environments

At MGF, we provide excavation safety solutions to the construction industry, including shoring, trench sheet piles, safety equipment and pipe stoppers.

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We are proud to design, develop and manufacture our entire range of shoring equipment in-house. It allows us to provide in-depth product knowledge, flexibility to meet demand and the ability to undertake bespoke manufacture to meet the most complex of requirements.

 


MGF introduces new Utility Endsafe Panels into fleet

Introducing MGF’s new Utility Endsafe Panels.

Originally developed as a bespoke item for a customer, the latest type of Endsafe panel has now been launched into the fleet and joins the extensive range of MGF panels. Designed to be installed using a dig and drop method, Endsafe Panels are traditionally used to close off the open ends of box systems where battering back the ground is either not preferred, or not possible.

MGF Utility Endsafe Panels are designed specifically for use around existing services and feature a 1.2m square hatch to allow service entry. Available in 3 sizes, 3.0m x 2.0m, 2.4m ...

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MGF Introduce NEW Research and Development Working Group

A core concept at our business is constant research and development to discover new and innovative products that offer a solution to our customers' needs.

To encourage and aid the development of new products and introduction into the hire fleet or modifications of existing products, MGF have set up a Research and Development Working Group comprising of Operations Managers, Mechanical Engineers and the Research and Development Team.

The team has a focus on reviewing product suggestions from a technical, commercial and demand perspective and will determine the need for any ideas within the shoring sector.

To encourage suggestions from around the MGF business, ...

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MGF Employee Takes on Windermere One Way Swim 2020

Long time MGF employee Antony Birchall is undertaking the challenging 11-mile Windermere One Way swim on Sunday 13th September 2020.

The event is held at the UK’s longest water and starts at Fell Foot Park located in the southern end of Windermere. From here, swimmers will take on the 11-mile distance leading them to the finishing point at the northern tip of the lake at Brathay Hall.

Commonly known as the #WOW swim, the event attracts hundreds of participants each year who are willing to push their limits and challenge themselves on behalf of a good cause.

Antony, who has worked ...

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MGF Launches a New Trench Box System, ‘Utility Trench Box’

A new Trench Box System has been introduced into the MGF fleet.

The Utility Trench Box has been designed to be used during utility repairs, small pipe installs/repairs and jointing applications.

The new system was originally developed for a customer for jointing bays after requiring further assistance on their project. The Utility Trench Box is compatible with MGF Endsafe Panels, Edgesafe, Laddersafe and Davitsafe products.

With a length of 3.0m and height of 2.5m, the system features a pair of rigid, bolted, high clearance struts enabling a maximum understrut clearance of 1.95m. This system can be used in internal trench widths of ...

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MGF’s Lisa Bury Chosen as Vice Chair of Working Well Together group

Technical Sales Lisa Bury was recently chosen as Vice Chair of WWT which she became a part of in 2018.

The WWT group was set up in 1998 by the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) which recognised the construction industry itself needed to do more to improve its health and safety performance – particularly among the smaller construction businesses. WWT was set up as a joint industry and HSE initiative to help do this and this is reflected in their motto - ‘help from the industry for the industry’.

Lisa became involved in the group after attending an event in ...

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Latest News

Livingston, an update: Meet the Team who are facing the temporary works challenges in Scotland


After almost a year in action, MGF’s Livingston Depot has been providing excavation safety solutions to those across Scotland.



Ideally located in the central belt, MGF’s depot is able to support the growing needs of the northern UK construction industry by offering national service to Scotland with the support of the other 12 MGF locations.




Craig has worked in the temporary works industry for 26 years following in his father’s footsteps after ...

On: 30 Oct, 2020 By: MGF

MGF upgrade all designs with an AutoCAD Revit 3D drawing


Over recent years the industry has begun to embrace the various digital innovations with a view to improving the design/build process.



As a supplier, MGF’s response to this was to transform all their drawing output from 2D AutoCAD to 3D Revit.  By embracing this technology, we can ensure our customers reap the various benefits Revit offers such as:



– Clearer visibility of the scheme



– Auto scheduling of equipment specified
On: 30 Oct, 2020 By: MGF

MGF introduces new Utility Endsafe Panels into fleet


Introducing MGF’s new Utility Endsafe Panels.



Originally developed as a bespoke item for a customer, the latest type of Endsafe panel has now been launched into the fleet and joins the extensive range of MGF panels. Designed to be installed using a dig and drop method, Endsafe Panels are traditionally used to close off the open ends of box systems where battering back the ground is either not preferred, or not possible.



MGF ...

On: 28 Sep, 2020 By: MGF

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Statement


The health and wellbeing of our employees, customers, suppliers and the general public continues to be our highest priority.



Adopting a responsible approach, we are nearing full operational capability in support of the construction industry as it continues to resume to high levels of activity. The distribution of our products and services is running smoothly across our network of depots to ensure our customers are provided with safe working environments with our usual level of service. ...

On: 28 Sep, 2020 By: MGF

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In addition to the shoring equipment, MGF provided a dedicated Project Manager and Temporary Works Engineer to support the project. Regular contact and consultation combined with their knowledge, experience and understanding of our requirements, and the site, enabled us to safely deliver the shoring elements of a demanding project

- Desmond Donnelly, Project Manager, KMI

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