We are South East London Crane Hire, a multi-generational company specialising in Hiab hire, contract lifting and haulage services.


SELCH has a fleet of Hiabs suitable for projects of any type, size and complexity. Find out what makes this option so convenient and cost-effective.

Crane Hire

Our company provides standard crane hire and contract lifting solutions. No matter your familiarity with lifting operations, we can help.

Haulage Services

Do you need to transport heavy goods as part of a property move, development or upgrade? You can rely on us for efficient, safe haulage.

Plant Haulage

To keep your project running smoothly, SELCH hauls plant machinery from one site to another, be it on a local, regional or nationwide basis.


To schedule your own crane hire or haulage service in the South East or across the UK, use the details here to get in touch with our team.


SELCH predominantly works with clients in London and the South East, but we also operate nationwide. Find out if we cover your region.


Haulage Company in South East London,
Kent and Nationwide

Welcome to the South East London Crane Hire website. We are a specialist haulage company operating a fleet of Hiab lorries and 4x4s for contract lifting and hire. Operating out of Longfield, Kent, we have the resources and manpower to cover locations across the South East. In addition to regional areas like Surrey, Sussex, Essex and Greater London, we also fulfil contracts on a nationwide basis. As an independent, family-run business with decades of experience, we pride ourselves on delivering a truly personal service.

Our dedication to achieving 100% satisfaction makes us the trusted choice for plant haulage, crane hire, Hiab hire and more. With a slinger signaller and banksman provided for every job, SELCH offers the complete service package.

For an insight into the kind of contracts we fulfil, as well as our fleet of vehicles, please visit the Previous Work page. We also invite you to contact us to discuss plant and haulage services for your next project. 


Your project’s budget and deadline mean as much to us as they do to you. We use decades of logistical experience to avoid delays and disruption.


Our Services

SELCH provides the following services:

For plant and machinery haulage, we transport pumps, excavators, diggers, dumpers, bulldozers and more.

Our wider haulage service covers the moving of containers, cabins, large pipework, railway materials, generators, water tanks, septic tanks, boats, delicate antiques and one-off items as part of a property move.

With an in-house team sharing over 50 years of industry experience, there’s no project we can’t handle. There are no problems…just solutions.

As a haulage company with a track record for excellence, SELCH has a long, varied and growing client list covering all sectors.

We work with private homeowners, commercial businesses, local councils, boat owners, highway associations, agricultural machinery owners as well as plant hire, loft conversion, groundworks and building companies.

From family homes to the railways, and from local business premises to construction sites, SELCH does it all, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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About Us

Established over 30 years ago, SELCH has a well-earned, time-served reputation for contract lifting, plant haulage and Hiab hire. As a multi-generational haulage company, expertise defines everything we do.

No matter your crane hire or haulage requirements, our qualified team puts the best logistics in place for the safe lifting and transportation of your goods.

For your peace of mind, SELCH holds FORS Silver accreditation as part of their Fleet Operator Recognition scheme. Our drivers/operatives have the certification to move every type of plant, load machinery, access equipment and secure down any goods. Our team’s credentials include:

  • ADR-Compliant Drivers and Vehicles

  • Crane Operator Licences

  • Load Securing Licences

  • HGV Licences

SELCH owns a varied fleet of FORS-registered and Crossrail-compliant vehicles designed to cover all haulage needs. Our systems include pin and ball towing, Hiab cranes and beavertail plant body lorries.

You can rest assured, SELCH operates in South East London, Kent and the wider South East region with the appropriate levels of public liability, employer’s liability and goods in transit insurance.

As a professional haulage company, we offer a customer satisfaction guarantee which covers crane hire, plant haulage, and contract lifting work. Our word is our bond, and the core value of our family-run business.

"Gave Tom a call to pick up a couple of Palm Trees which were on a Roof top terrace in London.Nothing was too much trouble for Tom, and made it hassle free, delivered on time and reasonably priced.Will be using again and well recommended."

Lee Bromwich - 1 July 2021

Call 01474 814 389 to speak with a member of our haulage company about your needs. We cover Kent, South East London and the wider South East region.

01474 814 389

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