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Established in 2003, 4 Cladding Services has grown consistently and we are now the UK’s largest and longest established specialist supplier of vacuum handling equipment for composite roof and wall panels.

Working in conjunction with Viavac Vacuum Lifting BV of Holland and other leading industry partners, we have pioneered the development of vacuum lifting solutions in the roofing and cladding industries with a long list of notable achievements including the longest and largest single roof panel lifts, the first combined panel rotation and lifting machine, the first compact single configuration wall panel lifter and the highest capacity panel lifters.

With a massive and constantly expanding hire fleet, we continue to invest heavily in new equipment and facilities to provide customers with the best possible experience. Operating from a recently extended 20,000 ft² workshop and warehouse facility, our efficient transport and service network ensures that we can offer an unparalleled service throughout the UK.

Working alongside partner companies throughout Europe and worldwide, we can harvest the benefits of pooled experience, co-operation and technical ability to solve all panel handling problems. With machines distributed from Alaska to the Falkland Islands, our shared knowledge base is unrivalled.

Please take a look around our website but most importantly call us to discuss your current and future projects – we love talking to customers.

Hire Association Europe



As long standing members of the Hire Association Europe, we have been awarded the prestigious SafeHire Certification with full CHAS accreditation. This recognises our continued investment in our UK based hire operation and our commitment to our customers.

Our experienced and friendly team are able to assist with providing pre-sales information and advice to ensure you get the right equipment and accessories for your project

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  • Our Services

    As the UK’s longest established supplier of specialist vacuum lifting equipment for the roofing, cladding and façade sector we have an un-rivalled product range. Coupled with our experience and market knowledge we can provide advice, technical assistance and support at all levels and stages of your project.

  • Sales

    We are the sole and exclusive distributors of Viavac equipment including the Clad Boy®, the world’s most widely used composite panel vacuum lifter. With comprehensive pre-sale advice we ensure that you get the appropriate equipment and our after-sale support allows you to continue enjoying the benefits of ownership.

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  • Hire

    With the largest UK based hire fleet of modern lifters, we can respond quickly to any request. We provide a proven solution, delivering installation efficiency, solving handling challenges, protecting valuable panel surfaces and ensuring health and safety benefits on projects of all sizes.

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  • Training & Support

    Offering friendly advice, site visits and consultations, detailed proposals, machine supply and after sales support, our customer service is renowned. Site and job specific machine user training is also offered and to date over 10,000 operatives have been trained with all details maintained in a comprehensive database.

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