Construction hoists hire through the entire UK

At RECO Hoist Hire & Sales, we offer you rack and pinion construction hoists with UK's best hoist services. Select the hoist category of your needs below to view the full hoist range. Not looking for a specific hoist type or want advice from an experienced hoist specialist? Contact us on +44 (0) 1480 475 377 or request a quote.

Request a quote

Make your construction hoists smarter with RECO's AI software - upgrade to Smart Hoist

Renowned construction hoist manufacturers for the best rental hoists

Improve your site’s safety and efficiency: make your hoists smarter

RECO Hoist introduces Smart Hoist: AI-based software that improves your entire site on three main areas:

  1. Hoist operator efficiency - Win 30%
  2. SHEQ management - Raise awareness, Decrease liability
  3. Logistics management - Reduce wait times, streamline material handling

Your personal digital operator Cara analyses numerous safety and efficiency points, reports on them on a daily or weekly basis and recommends practical improvements.

To good to be true? Prepare to be amazed what this software can do for your site in a free demo.

Book a free demo

Smart Hoist - Worlds Smartest AI Construction Hoist Software

The right construction hoists for your job

Hire the best construction hoists for your project by making use of our full hoist rental service. Our wide range of rack and pinion construction hoists consists of both goods hoists and passenger hoists. Whether you’re looking for small goods hoists, high speed hoists, high payload or even large passenger goods machines, we offer the best construction hoists at the most competitive rates. Our construction hoists are manufactured by renowned hoist companies such as Alimak, GEDA and Stros. Our extensive turn key service comprises of hoist design, transport, installation, inspection and maintenance, resulting in efficient and safe hoist usage.

Two Alimak construction hoists at a building site with towercranes

The benefits of construction hoist hire at RECO Hoist Hire & Sales:

  • Hoist design and refurbishment service for bespoke construction hoists;
  • 250+ rack and pinion hoists for personnel and goods: 300 kg to 4,000 kg up to 200 metres;
  • Turn key service, taking care of all your vertical transportation needs;
  • Only the best hoists for hire from market leaders such as Alimak, GEDA and Stros.
Multiple Alimak construction hoists at buidling site with towercranes

Bespoke passenger and goods hoists

When constructing high-rise buildings whether it be residential or commercial, efficiency is key to reduce the overall cost of the project. Therefore it is critical to select the correct product for your vertical transportation needs. At RECO Hoist Hire & Sales we promote early engagement with our customers in order to guide you through the build process ensuring you are supplied with the most efficient cost effective vertical transportation solution for your project. We are also proud to offer you our temporary lift solution. These machines provide a more conventional ‘lift feel’, an excellent solution when you need to provide the continued vertical access for the general public. For example these machines can replace the buildings conventional lifts whilst you carry out the construction phase, offering a true feeling of safety for the general public requiring continued access and egress to the upper floor levels. Please contact our specialists to find out more about the temporary passenger lifts, passenger goods hoists and goods only hoists for hire.

An Alimak Scando construction hoist accessing a high-rise building site

Exemplary projects in London and Manchester

In the past 15 years we’ve completed numerous projects throughout the UK. Our hoist rental service has made it possible for impressive high-rise construction projects to be completed more efficient beyond the contractor’s expectations. We are proud to have been a part of projects such as Owen Street in Manchester when we provided 3 Twin and 3 single Alimak Scando 650 Passenger Hoists  to a working height of over 200 meters. We supplied our common tower access system on the UK’s tallest residential tower, Landmark Pinnacle situated in London, Canary Warf topping out at 275 metres high. Thanks to our RECO Common Tower Access System working in conjunction with our Alimak 650 passenger goods hoists, we can now achieve heights of up to 300 metres. This combined solution of both tower and hoists demonstrates true efficiency for high rise solutions, maximising site logistics and reducing tower crane hook time immensely. An excellent combination for high-rise inner city construction.

Working with renowned hoist manufacturers for the best rental hoists

To offer you the most suitable passenger hoists and goods hoists for your project, we only work with well-known established hoist brands. Brands such as Alimak, GEDA and Stros have truly earned their stripes in the construction hoist market. Especially in the rental market due to their quick assembly and high level of customisation, allowing us to reduce rental and service costs for our clients.

A GEDA 500Z Goods hoist for material transport

Full hoist rental service: design, installation and maintenance

At RECO we are proud to offer the end user a turn key one stop shop rental solution for your vertical transportation needs. We will guide you through the full process from design, installation, service and maintenance, thorough examination and more. We can accommodate any last minute changes you may have and do so quickly and efficiently, after all this is construction! We want to please and have a dedicated team in order to do so, therefore let us take care of your hoisting needs. It's what we do!

Request a quote

An Alimak construction hoist ready for transport at the London Eye

Frequently asked questions about construction hoists:

What are the most common construction hoist sizes?

The most common construction hoists have internal dimensions of 0.75-1.60 metres wide and 1.40-5.00 metres long. The small construction hoists are usually used for smaller projects, such as residential construction, while the larger models are more often used for larger construction projects.


The size of construction hoist you need will depend on the specific requirements of your project. For example, if you need to lift large building materials or equipment, you will need a larger construction hoist. If you only need to lift small building materials, a smaller hoist will suffice. Regardless of the size of construction hoist you need, we will always find the right construction hoist for your project. 

How much does a construction hoist cost?

The cost of renting a construction hoist depends on several factors: 

  • Type of hoist
  • Size of the hoist
  • Lift capacity 
  • Hire period 
  • Required height 
  • Number of levels
  • Transportation costs
  • Installation and inspections 

What is a construction hoist?

A construction hoist, also known as passenger hoist or goods hoist, is used for transporting materials, tools and personnel to different levels of a building under construction. Passenger hoists are designed for transporting people and materials and have a capacity up to 4,000 kg. Goods hoists are designed for transporting construction materials and have a capacity up to 2,500 kg.