About Us

Roman Skylifts is owned and operated by Samuel Burns.

After serving in the Royal Air Force for 6 years and completing tours to Afghanistan, the Falkland Islands and Cyprus, I decided to leave to pursue work as a private contractor located in Kandahar, Afghanistan for ATCO Structures and Logistics, a Canadian based company.

During my 3 years working in support of US, Coalition and Afghan forces, I decided it was time to come home to Bath and look to work and expand the family business, Roman Rod Drains and Jetting Service.

With an exceptional reputation built by my mother and father, Donna and Jeremy Burns spanning 25 years, I decided to expand the business and branch off into high access platform and cherry picker hire in Bath to set up and launch Roman Skylifts.

With Jeremy at the helm, my brother, Jack, heading Roman Rod and with me branching off and running Roman Skylifts, we are excited to now offer a premier high access platform and cherry picker rental service that is competitive in the Bath area and to expand the services of both Roman Rod and Roman Skylifts under our new brand ‘The Roman Group’.


                                Samuel Burns (Managing Director)


  • “Called Roman Skylifts and spoke to Samuel, as it says on the tin he turned up on time, supplied us with full safety harness equipment. I carried out some pointing in and felt very safe through out. Job done, excellent!”

    Jamie and Nick, Pack Masonry – May 2017
  • “We use Roman Skylifts cherry picker hire to fit Chimney flues. We haven’t found platform hire cheaper or as reliable in the Bath area. They allow us to get in and out and get the job done!”

    Paul Knight Plumbing & Heating – Bath
  • “I have had problems with damp for some time now and discovered it was down to a leaking gutter. My property was too high for a ladder so I used Roman Skylifts cherry picker hire. The cherry picker was operated professionally allowing me to concentrate on fixing the guttering. Thanks Roman Skylifts “

    Ashton Builders -Batheaston
  • “Erecting scaffolding and moving it to paint the gable ends of the neighbours and our house was going to be time consuming and expensive.The friendly and accommodating response from Roman Skylifts convinced us a cherry picker was the way to approach it.
    Sam was professional and could not be more helpful when operating the lift system-both houses finished in half a day!”

    John – Timsbury Bath
  • When my roof started leaking water during the rain I needed quick and easy access to make repairs. Roman Skylifts gave me a great half day rate, something I was unable to find before!

    Antony- Weston Village, Bath
  • We use Roman Skylifts to assist us with erecting some of our apparatus at height and general maintenance of our gym. Its great to use a fellow family run business from Bath

    Angelo – Crossfit Brislington Bristol
    Crossfit Brislington
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