Fortunately the bare chassis of the esse 700 is not that heavy and can easily be lifted into position by two people, but ONLY after taking of all the bits. This includes: doors, side panels, top cover, boiler, grate and cast liner panels. Top tip, whilst is takes 30 minutes to strip the esse 700 down carefully, this time is well spent. Just think of the 2 months in traction if you try to lift it complete!!
Oh yes and for the past two days the sun has been shining.