Machine Movers

Finch of Bookham is a leading machine moving company catering to both domestic and international needs for over a century. Get a complete service, from planning to delivery. Our team of experts will ensure that your machine move is seamless, efficient, and damage-free.

Specialists in Machine Moving

At Finch of Bookham, our team are highly experienced machine movers. From small equipment to heavy machine moving, we operate across the UK and Internationally. 

We can help with all your plant handling needs, including:

  • Factory moves
  • Medical equipment transportation
  • Machinery installations
  • Industrial and CNC milling machine moving
  • International relocation
  • Facility expansion

Our comprehensive machine moving service is a fully managed process from planning to execution. We aim to provide a cost-effective solution for your heavy equipment moving needs, ensuring efficiency and minimising disruption on your day-to-day business operations. 

You will receive exceptional levels of service and the highest levels of safety throughout each project.


Planning is paramount to your project’s success. We pride ourselves on extensive preparation to achieve the smoothest possible operation.


Established in 1924, we are a family business with nearly 100 years of expert experience in the transport and lifting services industry.

Specialist Tools

Our vast range of lifting and rigging equipment includes a comprehensive range of capabilities and sizes to meet your project’s needs.

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How to Ensure a Safe and Successful Machine Moving Process

Our specialists have a complete understanding of the potential challenges and complexities that may arise during any plant moving operation and realise that any errors can prove to be costly and cause disruption to your business. We work closely with you to plan for maximum efficiency throughout the project.

To ensure a smooth process, we undertake an initial assessment and meticulous plan to ensure the logistics of the operation run like a well-oiled machine. This includes highlighting any operational or safety risks and how to prepare for them.

All types of specialist machinery we provide in the moving process will be carefully reviewed and selected – ensuring we provide the best equipment for the job. 

Our highly experienced team will make all necessary preparations and when they arrive on-site you can rest assured that safety and security is a top priority, ensuring a damage-free process.

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Discuss a Project

We like making sure our work is tailored towards your needs. Once we understand the scope of your machine moving work we can provide an estimate bespoke to your project and budget. 

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What's Included in our Machine Moving Service?

  • Comprehensive planning and logistics survey, including risk analysis and management.
  • Wide range of transportation vehicles and specialist machine moving equipment suited to your project.
  • Heavy machine moving or relocation to and from any location within the UK or Internationally.
  • Safe and efficient heavy machinery handling by fully trained and qualified professionals.
  • Packaging to ensure safe shipping and damage prevention can be included.
  • All documentation, including customs clearance, if necessary.
  • Full insurance.

Recent Work

We take on a all types of work, from small residential jobs to lifting commercial air conditioning units 10 floors up into buildings…

Frequently Asked Questions

Moving heavy machinery requires careful planning and specialised equipment.

Typically, heavy machinery and equipment is transported using flatbed trucks or low loaders with appropriate weight-bearing capacity.

The machinery and equipment is securely fastened to the transport vehicle using chains, straps, or other restraints to prevent movement during transit.

Specialised loading and unloading equipment, such as cranes or forklifts, are used to safely load and unload the machinery. Our professional machine moving company with our experienced personnel are essential for ensuring the machinery and equipment’s safe transportation, complying with regulations, and minimising potential risks during transit.

The cost of hiring machine movers varies depending on factors such as the size and weight of the machinery, the distance of transportation, the complexity of the move, and any additional services required (e.g., dismantling and reassembly).

Generally, machine moving costs can range from hundreds to thousands of pounds. Specialised equipment, permits, and labour are cost factors.

Remote or difficult-to-access locations and time constraints may also influence the price.

The customer would be covered for a minimum of £25,000 as standard under CPA Contract Lifting operations. However, we can happily offer much larger insurance cover through our premium insurance rate if required.