About Us

BL&D Plant Hire & Sales is a heavy construction equipment hiring business with headquarters in Lusaka, Zambia, and branches in Kitwe and Mkushi.

The company hires, sells and contracts construction equipment, with professional and reliable service provision to developments in the mining, agriculture and construction sectors across Zambia. BL&D utilises its vast expertise and long-standing relationships with their customers to manage projects of varying sizes.

Since 2006, BL&D has completed numerous projects in Zambia, successfully and timeously, even in the most remote areas. BL&D pride themselves in their commitment to supplying the very best in terms of equipment, knowledge, experience and expertise.

The machines are operated by competent supervisors who understand the local environment.

The company’s professionalism and customer services are of a world-class quality.


The company operates 24/7 ensuring the needs of the customer are continuously met and support is provided at all times.

What We Do

At BL&D, we have a fleet of over 100 assorted heavy machines as well as a variety of construction equipment attachments in order to manage various project works across Zambia. We hire from hourly, daily to monthly contract rates. For unique technical ventures, we import specialised pieces of construction equipment to be able to carry out challenging work tasks.

We use meticulous planning and world-class training for our operators to ensure our customers receive a reliable service and are able to maximise productivity.

We have a servicing workshop to provide on-going services for our construction equipment ensuring the equipment is fully maintained and reliable at all times.

We have worked in numerous areas across the country, covering all provinces and major cities and towns. We continuously supply an efficient and reliable service for Zambian companies, and foreign companies working within Zambia.

Plant Hire

  • Excavators
  • Rock Breakers
  • Front end loaders
  • Bulldozers
  • Tipper Lorries
  • Articulated Dump Trucks
  • Graders
  • Backhoe Loaders
  • Compactors
  • Water Bowsers
  • Skid Loaders
  • Forklifts
  • Cranes
  • Mobile Crushers, Screens & Stackers
  • Tele Handlers



Exploration and Mineral Exposure

Forward Camp Establishment

Access Pads

Drill Pad Establishment

Drill Pad Rehabilitation

Access Roads Rehabilitation (minimal environmental impact)

Camp Demobilisation and Rehabilitation

Drill and Blast

Load and Haul

Road Works

Gravel Road Construction

Maintenance of Existing Roads

Bush Clearing Works

Bridge Construction


Bush Clearing

Rip and Plough

Dam Construction

Removal of sludge, repair, sealing and dam underwater

Land Levelling

Canal Construction

Pipe line Trenching

Fish Pond Construction


Yard back Filling and Compaction

Warehouse/building floor back Filling and Compaction



  • Yalelo Ltd – Road Construction (Siavonga)
  • Tomorrow Investments Ltd – Road Works (Northern and Eastern Province)
  • Clipperline Ltd – Fish Pond Construction (Livingstone)
  • Kashikoto Conservancy – Road Works and Dam Construction (Mumbwa)
  • Northern Coffee Corporation Ltd – Dam Construction (Kateshi)
  • Rio Tinto – Access Roads, Exploration, Mineral Exposure, Drill Pad Establishment, Rehabilitation and Bridge Construction (Solwezi)
  • BHP Billiton – Support for Exploration and Mineral Exposure in remote areas. Access Road Construction and Camp Establishment (Mumbwa, Mwinilunga, Senanga)
  • Nanga Estates – Wolverton Expansion, Canal Pipeline, Canal Construction and Bush Clearing (Mazabuka


  • First Quantum Minerals Ltd  Assisting with the development of Access Roads and Bush Clearing for Powerlines for over 400km (Kalumbila to Lusaka)
  • Mkushi District Agricultural Developments – Dam and Road Construction and Bush Clearing
  • List of Mkushi Dam Constructions:
    • Fortwood syndicate
    • Isheba
    • Tembwe
    • Mushe
    • Brimagoba syndicate
    • Black star
    • Mkushi River
    • Druadan
    • Masebe
  • Zambeef Products PLC – Bush Clearing and Civil Works (Chiawa, Chirundu)
  • Lafarge Cement Zambia Plc – Load and Haul Contract Works (Lusaka)
  • Amatheon Agri Holding N.V – Bush Clearing and Holding Dam Development (Mumbwa)
  • Cool Amarula – Development of Commercial Farm (Livingstone)
  • Silverlands Zambia Ltd – Bush Clearing (Zimba and Serenje)
  • AgDevCo – Bush Clearing (Katito)
  • CD Middleton Enterprises – Bush Clearing (Kalomo)
  • Hybrid Poultry Farms Ltd – Bush Clearing, Road works and Platform Construction (Lusaka)
  • Beresford Estate – Dam Construction (Lusaka)

Dam Construction – Black Star Dam (Mkushi)

140,000m3 of gravel

Catchment 33,000,000 m3 of water

500m3 of masonry concrete

Completed in 4 months

Dam Construction – Mkushi River Dam (Mkushi)

185,000 m3 of gravel

Catchment 12,000,000m3 of water

2,500m3 of masonry concrete

Completed in 4 months

Fish Pond Construction (Livingstone)

Phase 1

20 x 1 hectare ponds

65m W x 155m L x 2m D

Completed in 4 months

Phase 2

30 x 1 hectare ponds

65m W x 155m L x 2m D

Completed in 3 months

Removable Bridge Building (Solwezi)

Built to access drill sites

Completed in 3 weeks

Load and Haul Contract Works (Chilanga)

Load and haul contract works

120,000 tons per month

over a 10km haul distance

5-year contract

Land Clearing (Mansa)

650 hectares

Completed in 100 days

Dam Wall Construction (Kariba)

Approached by Razel-Bec with a unique
request for a super long reach boom arm to
assist with the digging of the plunge pool for
the Kariba Dam wall project.

Road Construction (Lusaka West)

Hybrid gravel road

15km of dirt and platforms

6m wide with base of 300m

Project completed 3 months

Civil Construction (Lusaka)

BL&D Office Park and Headquarters

Construction of 3000m2 office space

7 units completed in 12 months

Health & Safety

At BL&D, we ensure our staff are well versed in all equipment operating safety procedures and requirements in order to achieve and maintain a safe and healthy working environment. We are further committed to ensuring all staff strictly adhere to our Health and Safety policy ensuring the safety of themselves as well as to have concern for their colleagues and peers.

Contact Us

General Manager
Jeremy Badcock
+260 978 771 417

Kitwe Branch Manager
Richard Whittemore
+260 969525950

BLD Reception
+260 211 278 096
+260 211 278 011

BL&D Address
Sub Division 22 Farm 49a 

Kafue Road, Lusaka, Zambia

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