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Small Isles Freight Service

What type of items can be carried?

 

Freight Category Freight ItemStorage and Shipping Restrictions  
ParcelsItems <25kg Where you have an item less than 25kg but over 1m in length, notice should be given to the freight team, since its dimensions mean it is likely to take up space.  
Alcohol

Pallet of wine 

Box/case of wine 

Pallet of beer 

Box/case of beer 

Kegs 

Pallet of mixed alcohol 

Box/crate of mixed alcohol 

If there are more than 10 boxes/cases, it is requested that boxes/cases are palletised for delivery.  

 

Individual boxes/cases should not weight more than 25kg to allow for safe manual handling.  

Animal Feed

Bag of animal feed 

Pallet of animal feed 

If there are more than 10 bags, it is requested that bags are palletised for delivery.  

 

Individual bags should not weight more than 25kg to allow for safe manual handling. 

Bathroom

Bathroom suite 

W/C cistern 

Wash hand basin 

Bath 

Screen 

Shower tray 

Shower head 

Prior notification via the Small Isles Freight Form of the dimensions, quantity, and weight for these items is essential to help with storage and shipping.  

 

The max length for items is 4.8m to fit vehicles.  

Building Materials

Cable 

Carpet 

Felt 

Gate 

Bag of concrete 

Pallet of concrete 

Door 

Bag of gravel 

Pallet of gravel 

Insulation Rolls  

Insulation Board 

Paint tin 

Copper Pipes 

Plastic pipes 

Plasterboard 

Roll Lead 

Roofing sheets  

Wet wall 

Window 

Water Tank 

Septic Tank 

Boiler 

Wind Turbines parts 

Photovoltaic panels parts 

Prior notification via the Small Isles Freight Form of the dimensions, quantity, and weight for these items is essential to help with storage and shipping. 

 

The max length for items is 4.8m to fit vehicles. 

 

If there are more than 10 bags/boxes/cases, it is requested that these are palletised for delivery.  

 

Individual bags/box/case should not weigh more than 25kg to allow for safe manual handling. 

 

Plasterboard, windows, roofing sheets and wet wall should be wrapped well and palletised by supplier to prevent damage.  

 

Insulation boards are light but take up a lot of space as they are bulky so where possible, orders should be limited to 12 at a time. 

 

Some paint could be classed as dangerous goods so ensure to follow the dangerous good guidance for these items. Further information can be found in the Dangerous Goods section 6 below.

Farming EquipmentVarious Items 
Food Cages

Ambient cages

Chilled cages

Frozen cages

Cages should be well wrapped to prevent damage.
Food Stuff

Ambient boxes  

Chilled boxes 

Frozen boxes 

Milk 

Fresh boxes (Fruit and Veg) 

 
Fuels

Bag of coal 

Pallet of coal 

Heat logs 

Pallet of heat logs 

Gas 

Diesel 

Petrol  

Wood pellets 

Follow the dangerous goods guidance for Gas, Petrol and Diesel.  

 

Further information can be found in the Dangerous Goods section 6 below.   

 

If there are more than 10 bags/boxes, it is requested that these are palletised for delivery.  

 

Individual bags/boxes should not weigh more than 25kg to allow for safe manual handling. 

FurnitureVarious items

Prior notification via the Small Isles Freight Form of the dimensions, quantity, and weight for these items is essential to help with storage and shipping. 

 

The max length for items is 4.8m to fit vehicles. 

Garden

Pallet of compost 

Bag of compost 

Wood chips bag 

Wood chips pallet 

Benches 

Lawnmower 

Plant pots 

Poly tunnel 

Plants/Trees 

If there are more than 10 bags/boxes it is requested that these are palletised for delivery.  

 

Individual bags/box should not weight more than 25kg to allow for safe manual handling. 

Kitchen

Cabinets and units  

Sink 

Accessories  

Worktop 

Shelves 

Prior notification via the Small Isles Freight Form of the dimensions, quantity, and weight for these items is essential to help with storage and shipping. 

 

The max length for items is 4.8m to fit vehicles. 

Living

Library Books 

Bicycle 

Mattress 

 
Motoring

Wheel 

Tyres 

Oil 

Prior notification via the Small Isles Freight Form of the dimensions, quantity, and weight for these items is essential to help with storage and shipping. 

 

The max length for items is 4.8m to fit vehicles

PlumbingRadiators

Prior notification via the Small Isles Freight Form of the dimensions, quantity, and weight for these items is essential to help with storage and shipping. 

 

The max length for items is 4.8m to fit vehicles 

School Equipment

Playground equipment 

Library books  

Cleaning equipment 

Office supplies 

Prior notification via the Small Isles Freight Form of the dimensions, quantity, and weight for these items is essential to help with storage and shipping. 

 

The max length for items is 4.8m to fit vehicles

Special Dangerous Goods

Batteries  

Hypochlorite (Algae Cleaner)  

Propane cannisters  

Ethanol  

Fireworks / Sparklers Flares etc

Follow the dangerous goods guidance for these items. Further information can be found in the Dangerous Goods section 6 below.   
Timber

Lengths 

Posts  

Flooring 

Plywood 

Fencing panels  

Shed 

Chipboard 

Prior notification via the Small Isles Freight Form of the dimensions, quantity, and weight for these items is essential to help with storage and shipping. 

 

The max length for items is 4.8m to fit vehicles. 

White Goods & Electrical & IT 

Washing machine 

Freezer 

Fridge 

Dishwasher 

Cooker 

Tumble dry 

Computer  

Television  

Printer 

Prior notification via the Small Isles Freight Form of the dimensions, quantity, and weight for these items is essential to help with storage and shipping. 

 

The max length for items is 4.8m to fit vehicles. 

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