Packing Big Ben

We were approached by Intrepid Design, one of the UK’s leading designers of upcycled aircraft-themed furniture. They required a bespoke wooden case for the safe transportation of a piece of artwork – namely a six foot tall sculpture of Big Ben, hand-crafted from hundreds of jet turbine blades. We dispatched a member of our expert […]

Making the Perfect Packing Case

One of our experience crate makers tightening screws

With over 50 years of hard-won experience in the business of packing and wooden case-making, we like to think we know a thing or two about the craft. So, what better way to celebrate the launch of our brand new blog, ‘Making a Case’ (in which we plan to add regular features of interest about our industry) […]

Straight from the Horse’s Mouth

Transporting a bronze horse ready for packing

Anyone following our progress over the years will know that in partnership with our sister company, Alban Shipping, we’ve been asked to pack and transport a huge range of objects – from scale models of the Titanic and Pete Waterman’s train collection, to McLaren sports cars and a valuable Chinese Dragon Clock. We thought we’d share some of […]

Full Steam Ahead!

Train in wooden packing case

One of the lots to attract plenty of attention at Dreweatt’s recent Transport Auction, was a very rare exhibition quality 5 inch gauge model of the British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 tender locomotive No 92024. The piece sold for a handsome £20,000, and Alban Shipping and sister company Alban Cases were commissioned by Dreweatts to handle […]