builder's lift

builder’s lift

A hoist, 1 used to lift workers and materials to upper stories of a structure during its construction.
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As there was no proper lift (until near the end of construction), we had to travel up to the various floors in the builder's lift - a chicken wire box that ran up the outside of the building.