Trust 70 Years Experience - Sparrow Crane Hire is a family run business since 1949 providing UK wide crane hire solutions, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Here are just a few of the Sectors we can assist you in including an emergency response.


What you need to know when booking your construction crane

Sparrow Crane Hire practices good risk management by identifying, addressing, and controlling any risks that may exist prior to or during a lift.

We aim to provide you with the right information to make your project the most cost-effective and efficient. Just small changes can increase your profit margin.

So knowing what to use, it is essential to get expert help to calculate what is the right sized crane for the location, the size of the project, the length of time on the site, the weight of the items etc.

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Mechanical & Electrical (M&E)

Factory Relocation, Machinery Installation, Mechanical & Electrical Services

We have extensive experience in the Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) industry with a proven track record for moving, factory relocating, and lifting a business's valuable assets. Sparrow since 1949 continually offers leading M&E crane services. Our portfolio spans heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, plumbing, lighting, power, security, and a good deal more.

Sparrows Installation Services offer a full installation service utilising our qualified and experienced fitters, pipefitters and electricians to compliment our factory relocation and machine installation teams to be able to offer a full turn-key service of transportation of plant and machinery, industrial dismantling and plant assembly. Find out more...

Mechanical & Electrical (M&E)


Crane Hire Solutions for Moving Heavy HVAC Units

Sparrow HVAC Crane Hire provides high-quality craning solutions for moving heavy Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) units, using the best equipment and technology on the market. Installation of HVAC units can be quite problematic, especially when dealing with high-rise locations and confined spaces.

The main benefit of Sparrow's experience with the HVAC projects is the variety of our highly maintained fleet of cranes that we have in stock visit our Mobile Crane Rental -HVAC. Due to their maneuverability and versatility, our cranes are also ideal for AC, duct lifting, repair, and installation.  We have a wide range of tower cranes in our fleet to do the job.

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lifting air con unit

Roofing and Cladding

Crane Hire Solutions for Roofing & Cladding

With our extensive industry experience and highly skilled team we are able to deliver a solution for your roofing crane & cladding project, from long composite roof and heavy composite wall panels, to commercial façade and glazing units, no project is too big or too small.

We recognise the importance that the building facade has on the appeal of an overall project, and will work with you to identify the best aesthetic outcome, for your roofing and cladding whether it is a new-build, a refurbishment, or simply repair and maintenance works, industrial or commercial sites, we aim to complete the project safely and efficiently.

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Roofing and Cladding


Crane Hire Solutions for Infrastructure Projects

The services that we provide for infrastructure crane hire are extensive. With our extensive industry experience and highly skilled team, we are able to deliver a solution for your infrastructure crane hire project we provide crane hire or contract lifts for sectors such as:-

  • The water suppliers,
  • The power industry,
  • Green energy,
  • The transport industry,

at ports, airports, harbours, waterways, roads and rails.

We have a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to cranes in these sectors and we will guide you through all the paperwork and help you make the right choice for your task. We are able to accommodate civil engineers, sub-contractors, bridge manufacturers and demolition teams.

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Power Station Transformer

Green Energy

Crane Hire Solutions for Wind Turbines

Our Wind Turbine Crane Lifting Services for Wind Energy offers customers comprehensive lift management that results in time and cost savings. We have a team of Wind Turbine heavy lifting technicians for installation, construction and maintenance work.

With wind turbine safety rules our priority we are able to securely install your wind turbine in the most geographically challenging environments.

For wind turbine crane lifting we have a large fleet of mobile tower cranes for hire, and will always ensure we site a crane to suit your project.

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Green Energy

Marine Crane Hire

Boat Crane Lift

At Sparrow Crane Hire we take pride in being entrusted with your treasured craft, should it need to be removed from the water for storage, or for refurbishment to a crane lift into the marina, river, or sea. We can supply the right equipment for your boat crane lift. We can lift any type of boat from Catamaran to Trawler. At short notice, or in an emergency.

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boat crane lift marine


  • Full Health and Safety procedures regularly monitored
  • Accreditations for :-
  • SMAS (a worksafe contractor)
  • Constructiononline (a UK Government Certification Service)
  • RISQS (Verified)
  • UVDB (Qualified)
  • Safe Contractor (Approved)
  • CPA collective mark
  • aba (Workplace Transport)
  • CPCS (Competence Scheme)
  • Accredited for NPORS training both at our test centres and at your site. This is not only for lifting operations but also lots of other categories of heavy plant.


  • Considerable experience and know-how in mechanical handling equipment, specialist erection, dismantling and heavy lifting & moving.
  • With an established CPCS Test Centre and CSkills Awards Centre (for NVQs) started in the 70’s you can feel confident you are in safe hands.
  • We can guide your operators through the CPCS card scheme
  • We have our own qualified and experienced operators should you require them.
  • You can rely on us :-
  • We can provide unique lifting solutions, above or below ground… even afloat.
  • We have a large fleet of vehicles that suit all types of terrain
  • Onsite training to CPCS & NPORS standard
Operator Training Accredited