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    Lightloads.je charters Normandy Trader

    April 13, 2013

    Another busy time for Lightloads.je. Pictured is the Normandy Trader on the 9th April about to unload her cargo on the Victoria Quay.  After huge interest from local property owners, another 90 tonnes of Paris cobbles have found their way into garden and driveway projects…..and we’re shipping another 25 tonnes today! Although a real Trojan, […]

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    19th Century French Cobbles and Top Slices

    March 18, 2013

    Lightloads has  replenished its stocks of french cobbles with a further shipment via the Normandy Trader, and has available 50 tonnes of these fast selling reclaimed 19th century granite stones in mixed bags of pink, beige and blue.  They are a nominal 140mm x 200mm x 140mm. After many enquiries from people  in Jersey and […]

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  • Oak Sleepers & Granite Cobbles Landed in Gorey Harbour

    March 6, 2013

    Lightloads.je has this week imported a large stock of oak sleepers and reclaimed Parisian 19th Century granite cobbles via the Normandy Trader. Whilst there’s nothing unusual about this cargo, what was different is that the Normandy Trader tied up alongside in Gorey Harbour and following special Customs clearance  discharged her cargo onto the beach…the first […]

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  • Cobbles, Sleepers and Bricks

    February 23, 2013

    A busy start to the year for Lightloads.je. Aside from the large variety of haulage work that keeps coming in, we’ve been busy with the architectural salvage side of the business. In recent weeks we’ve supplied 36 tonnes of antique granite cobbles which are currently being laid at a rather desirable property in St Lawrence, […]

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    FENCING in Oak, Chestnut or Douglas Fir.

    January 27, 2013

    Seen here is a run of ‘A grade’ oak post and rail fencing from the  Normandy workshops of our regular saw mill. This stunning job at Haie Fleurie St Martin used 125 x 125 mortised and pointed posts with 80 x 80 tenoned rails and makes such a pleasant change to the usual tanalised pine […]

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    A TIGHT SQUEEZE !

    January 6, 2013

    It’s not every day that Lightloads.je gets contracted to squeeze through a gap with 4mm to spare each side, drive over a wooden bridge and then crane off an ancient cargo worth a potential £10,000,000 for its public display. Pictured is the faithful Nissan doing just that for Jersey Heritage for it’s December viewing of […]

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    LIGHTLOADS SHIPS 250 TONNES OF GRANITE COBBLES

    December 14, 2012

    In the last few months Lightloads has shipped 250 tonnes of  reclaimed granite cobbles to Jersey from the Port of Granville via the Normandy Trader. Sourced in France and road hauled in loads of 25 tonnes across the country these sought after cobbles are selling fast, their supplier shipping worldwide. Originally laid in the streets of […]

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    Massive Oak Gate Posts

    October 28, 2012

    Lightloads this week imported these two fantastic gate posts cut from 7 years air dried oak. They measure 3m x 400mm x 400mm and weigh about half a tonne each. The pointed ends were shaped at the French mill and the ‘dressing’ of the timbers will be done on site before ‘planting’ in the ground. […]

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    Reclaimed Hardwood Beams

    October 9, 2012

    The photo shows two hardwood beams originally used in construction 70 years ago. They’re an Australian timber : ‘Jarrah’ and had previously graced harbour works on a French quay. They measure a huge 11.5 metres x 300 mm x 300 mm. These have both been sold however I have 4 more awaiting import. This is […]

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  • OAK SLEEPERS

    October 9, 2012

    I hold a large stock of fresh cut oak sleepers replenished regularly from a timber mill in Normandy. These are new ‘green oak’ timbers ideal for raised boarders, steps and general garden landscaping. I have two sizes: 200mm x 125mm x 2.5 metres @ £24 each – delivery free & 220mm x 130mm x 2.6 […]

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