Lifting Slings Blog

Mega Fortris offers a range of lifting slings that provide many different features with the capacity to be used on a diverse range of applications. One of the applications our slings provide excellent support for is the timber and construction sector. In specific the timber frame systems that are utilised to support the building of houses and other structures. This is a rapidly growing market that has contributed to the overall housebuilding sector in the UK increasing by 2.5% in 2020. This accounts for timber homes revenue reaching £800 million in 2020.

This large growth of this construction method is expected to continue, with a predicted £40m growth per year through to 2024. This is a result of the cost cutting and efficiency this method provides to the house construction industry. Namely the reduced time of constructions, as well as a reduction in the need for higher skilled tradesmen all due to a large amount of the timber constructions taking place off site. This also allows higher quality control before construction begins, in addition to reduction of wasted materials that can be a result of a longer construction process. This is especially important as this reduced time and materials makes this method far more eco-friendly hence the popularity in recent years. However, this does leave increased requirements when it comes to assembling these prebuilt constructions on site, such as lifting these large constructions into place. Utilising the right lifting sling for each part of this process is essential to allow maximum efficiency while avoiding damage to the structure. Here at Mega Fortris we provide lifting slings with a variety of sizes, functions and lifting strengths to fit your needs.

Our lifting slings are designed to lift all objects without damaging them and are usable in a wide temperature range to reduce environmental effects on performance.


The single use one way sling is an endless loop, which is popular for securing various load sizes and types for lifting. This sling is made of 100% polyester and is ideal for securing timber housing panels, roof trusses, packaging and other assembly functions. This sling is also available in a wide range of sizes with widths starting from 25mm to 50mm and the overall circumference of the sling itself ranging from 600mm – 16mt with other sizes available on request. Furthermore, this sling allows increased efficiency through the ability to build the sling into the structure themselves. Attaching the sling to designated load balance points in advance, leaving no need to re-sling the structure saving time on site for the fastest build time. In addition to this the sling itself is manufactured and tested in accordance with BS EN 1492-1:2000 to assure the quality of this product to reduce chances of losses due to damages.


Our Flat web slings provide a high economic strength to width ratio. This sling is a flat sling with a reinforced polyester eye at each end of the strap for securing the load. Available in various lengths and a strap width ranging from 30mm to 300mm. With a maximum working load limit of 10000kg, common applications are for uses as a crane sling or heavy-duty sling for large loads. This provides a solution to moving heavy loads, larger timber constructions or other building materials without using multiple slings. This sling is manufactured in accordance with EN 1492-1:2000 & EN1492-2:2000 assuring each sling can provide maximum strength and quality.

Mega Fortris provides many solutions to securing loads with maximum safety and productivity for a wide range of operations. The solutions detailed here are ideal for supporting the timber and construction industry. Allowing the user to manoeuvre a diverse variety of timber frames sizes and shapes to support continued efficiency and quality that has led to this sectors growth.

Contact our expert team for advice on the right solution for you or enquiries today.

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