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Old 25 June 2016, 09:48   #1
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Anyone know local Solent or Southampton based weighbridges? Are they costly? Closest I can see is lymington

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Old 25 June 2016, 09:53   #2
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Google a search for quarries. All roadstone (not monumental) quarries have a calibrated weighbridge. Give them a call to make sure that they are OK to carry out a 'public weighs', most are. It should be no more than 7-8 and they'll give you a ticket with a gross weight on it. A smaller operation may scribble your weight on a scrap of paper for free or a small 'drink'. It costs them nothing.

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Old 25 June 2016, 10:36   #3
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You'll find them all over the place - scrap yards, quarries, refuse recyclers, animal feed wholesalers. I generally find that they charge 5-10 euros here.
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Old 25 June 2016, 10:58   #4
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There are public weigh bridges around the place. I believe it is acceptable to drive to your NEAREST public weighbridge even if overloaded (although I guess if it is obviously dangerously so that may be a problem).
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Old 25 June 2016, 13:33   #5
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Give the local council a ring.
Got mine done at one of their 'civic amenities' sites (for anyone in Leicester that's the one at Whetstone) & IIRC cost me a fiver.
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Old 26 June 2016, 15:21   #6
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Solent Body Builders (Segensworth) have a weigh bridge which I've used previously. It was a while ago, but may be worth a phone call.
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Old 05 October 2016, 04:01   #7
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I contacted my local council for weigh bridge charges a few years ago and was given a price of about 20 for Gloucester
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Old 05 October 2016, 09:26   #8
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the big scrapyard next door to southampton dry stack has one, give them a ring.

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