About Us

AE Faulks Ltd is a leading plant hire and earthworks company servicing the building/construction industries
throughout the West Midlands and East Midlands regions of England.

A E Faulks Ltd is an independent construction plant hire and earthworks company operating in the West Midlands and East Midlands regions of England.

Our founder Ted (Albert Edward) Faulks began operating as a one-man enterprise in 1973 and expanded as a partnership with his sons over the following 20 years. In 1993 Terry Faulks (Ted’s son) and Paul Frost (Ted’s son-in-law) incorporated the company as A E Faulks Ltd.  The business successfully expanded and developed purpose built offices and workshops at Hickling near Melton Mowbray in 1997.

By 2006 the company had developed into five distinct operating divisions consisting of; plant hire (operated and self drive); road sweeper hire;  lorry tipper hire; skip hire and recycling and contracting (earthworks, demolition and site clearance).

In 2011 our commitment to continually improving the ‘safety culture’ within the organisation was formally recognized by BSi with registration of our health and safety management system to the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard, which is based on the methodology known as Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA).  We have successfully achieved re-certification (every 3 years) in 2014 and 2017.  In 2020 we achieved certification to the new ISO45001:2018 health and safety standard and recertification in 2023.

In April 2018 the difficult decision was made to close the skip hire and recycling division to enable the company to concentrate on the investment and expansion of its plant hire, haulage and road sweeping operations.

As part of the Company’s continual business improvement program, in 2018 we achieved FORS Bronze accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to improving safety, efficiency and environmental protection in relation to our HGV road fleet activities.  In January 2019 we built on this achievement by obtaining FORS Silver accreditation which focuses in more detail on environmental impact, road safety and professional development.  We have successfully achieved re-certification annually, most recently in 2024.

With firm foundations as a family business we offer a first class service through market leading manufacturers equipment (including the latest safety features) experienced and competent operators (CPCS and CSCS accredited) backed up with professional advice from our experienced office staff.  We work with local authorities, major contractors, national building companies, local builders/landscapers and the general public throughout the West Midland and East Midland regions of England.

We can help however large or small your project!