Our guide to hiring
Hiring items instead of buying them will save you money, maintenance and storage space.
You’ll also be using professional, tried and tested machinery, rather than cheaper models that may not be up to the job.
Our top tips, advice and FAQs to help you find the right hire for your job, or event, are in these sections: Garden Maintenance & Design, In the Home, Property Maintenance & Improvement and Event Equipment Hire.
Hiring is a simple process, whether you’re planning to host a large party, do some building work, or remove an old tree stump.
1 What do you want to do? Or, if it’s DIY-related, what problem do you want to solve?
2 What’s the scale of your project? Also think of the timing and any special considerations unique to your situation.
3 Read the advice and browse our Extensive Range of Hire Products, Tools and Machinery on this page.
4 Call us on 01608 661677 or 01451 810885 for Friendly Advice and to Secure Your Hire.
5 Relax. Problem solved.
Please note: We can deliver for a fee, however, you could save more money by collecting your items from us.
As is standard with hiring professional tools and equipment, you’ll need to show us some form of photo I.D and leave a credit or debit card deposit. Please see our How to Hire, Prices & Conditions page for more details.
Here are just three examples of very different situations where hiring is easily the best option.
What are you planning?
We’re planning to throw a large party out in the garden to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary.
We want to invite around 50 guests, have a BBQ, some music and dance until the small hours.
We’ll also need some kind of heating in case it gets cold in the evening.
Check out our Event Heating options too – being in the UK it always gets a bit chilly.
You might want to take a look at our range of range of Power Generators as you’ll probably need extra power.
Want to make sure your lawn stays in good condition? Hire some Ground Guards.
Take a look at all our Event Equipment for hire.
Or visit our Event Equipment Hire section for more tips & advice.
What problem are you trying to solve?
We want to remove a tree stump in our garden to make some space for a vegetable patch.
We have a large oak tree stump in the garden that we want to remove safely.
The machinery will need to fit down the side of our semi-detached house which is quite narrow.
We have a range of sizes Tree Stump Grinders to suit different types of jobs. They have powerful petrol engines, are easy to use and will save you many hours of trying to dig the stump out of the ground.
The smaller ones are also narrow enough to fit through the tightest of spaces, yet still powerful enough to get the job done.
Take a look at our Garden Maintenance & Design section for more tips and advice.
We’ve had a water leak and our bathroom upstairs is now flooded.
A pipe was leaking in our upstairs bathroom – it has now been repaired.
However, the water has leaked into a room downstairs and has soaked into the walls and carpets.
You’ll need to remove all the water then clean and dry all affected rooms quickly and effectively.
Our Submersible Puddle Pumps are best for removing shallow puddles of water.
The Hilti VC40 Industrial-Strength Vacuum will easily remove water from carpets.
Our powerful Carpet Cleaners will leave your carpets looking brand new again.
Large Fans will circulate the air and our Industrial Dehumidifiers will also help to dry out damp rooms. We recommend that you keep a dehumidifier running 24-hours a day for at least a week to be most effective.
Will you need to redecorate following the clean up? If so visit our In the Home section.
Our top Tips & Advice
Click below to reveal our top Tips and Advice and meet all the essential tools and machines you’ll ever need to create an amazing garden space.
Removing Turf, Cutting Long Grass & Clearing Overgrown Areas
Building Fences & Maintaining Hedges
Improving & Cultivating your Garden or Allotment
Tree Pruning & Tree Stump Removal
Garden Waste Removal & Wood Chipping
For more specific examples of jobs in the garden when hiring is easily the best option take a look at some of the most Frequently Asked Questions by our customers.
All gardens have trouble with moss at some point. Fear not though, moss is a temporary problem and usually occurs after a drought or waterlogging.
It’s best to hire a scarifier to remove moss. A scarifier is really easy to use and looks a lot like a lawn mower but has thin rake-like spikes that extracts the moss but leaves your grass intact.
The best time to scarify your garden is early Spring and early Autumn.
Once you’ve removed the moss the best way to keep it at bay is to keep your grass plentiful and vigorous.
Consider hiring a lawn aerator before you do any re-seeding as this will increase oxygen flow to the lawn and will also give a little bit of protection for the seeds from birds.
Hire a garden fertiliser spreader to encourage your grass to grow.
Hiring a mower to cut your grass regularly will also help you keep your lawn healthy.
We’d recommend starting with the wildest, most overgrown areas by aiming to remove as much of the bulkiest flora first.
It’s best to hire a heavy duty garden strimmer – it’s powerful enough to tame most overrun spaces.
Next up, take a look at our range of powerful flail mowers for hire – they’re great for really long grass, brambles, bracken and scrub land.
We also have a number of top-of-the-range rotary lawn mowers for hire – for when the grass has been reduced to a more regular length.
Yes to both.
If there’s just one of you on the job try hiring a manual post hole borer.
If there’s two or more of you, and the job’s quite substantial, hire one of our petrol-powered post hole borers.
It’s best to hire a stump grinder to remove a tree stump. They’re easy to use and will save you a lot of time and effort hacking away at the tree stump.
Once the surface of the stump is out of the way you might want to hire a micro digger to remove the roots – they’ll fit through the smallest of gaps and can operate in the tightest of spaces.
Our top Tips & Advice
Click below to reveal our top Tips and Advice to help you learn more about all the essential tools and machines to use to make your home the best place it can possibly be.
Carpets & Floors
Heating & Keeping Cool
Large Indoor Refurbishment Projects
For more specific examples of projects in the home where hiring equipment is easily the best option take a look at some of the most Frequently Asked Questions by our customers.
Hiring one of our carpet cleaners is a great way to save some money and get your carpets looking brand new.
Once the carpet cleaner has sucked up the dirty water at the end of the job your carpet will be dry enough to walk on in about five hours.
And yes, we can even supply the cleaning fluid if you want us to.
Yes, we’ve got a number of floor sanders for hire.
To get right to the edges of your floor, or for a job that’s in a confined area like stairs, hire a floor edge sander.
For walls and ceilings you’ll need to hire a long reach orbital sander.
The former is ideal for removing floor tiles, chipping render off walls and light chiselling jobs while the latter is better for bigger jobs or outside ones.
Depending on the thickness of your tiles, we’ve got two different sizes of tile saws for hire.
Our tile cutting machines are fitted with diamond tipped saw blades that are cooled by a water tray at the base.
Our top Tips & Advice
Click below to reveal our top Tips and Advice and learn about all the essential tools and machines you’ll ever need to improve and maintain your own property.
Plumbing & Heating
Doors, Windows, Roofs & Drains
Take a look at some of the most Frequently Asked Questions from our customers when doing projects to improve or maintain their properties.
Yes, no problem.
Yes, to test your central heating try hiring the Rothenberger pressure test kit.
Hire our pipe freezing kit to stop water leaking or isolate an area to work on – so you don’t have to drain the whole central heating system.
We’ve got an extensive range of scaffold towers for hire. Talk to us for advice on the size you’ll need.
Our top Tips & Advice
Click below to reveal our top Tips and Advice on what equipment you’ll need to hire to make your event a major success.
Crowd Control, Ground Guards & Car Parking
Food & Drink
Power & Distribution
We’ve helped loads of people organise and enjoy special events over the years and here are just some of their most Frequently Asked Questions.
Yes, to control the flow of people and cordon off any areas at your event you’ll need to hire our metal crowd barriers.
To create walkways on grass so mud doesn’t become an issue you’ll want to hire some ground guards.
Yes, our ground guards for hire are very popular in the construction industry and can take the weight of all cars quite easily.
With concerts or gigs, as with any event, it’s all about the scale.
For really large outdoor concerts you’ll need to hire our 40kva or 45kva generator.
For medium-sized concerts you’ll want to hire one of our 10kva or 20kva generators
Our portable petrol generators are great to hire for smaller gigs.
We hire 15 meter power distribution cables that’ll hook up all the equipment you’ll need to the generators. Or, hire some extension leads – they’re all 14 metres long and can be ‘daisy chained’ together up to 40 metres.
We’ve got years of experience helping local people to plan events so talk to us for advice.
With outside events, it’s all about the scale.
For really large outdoor events you’ll need to hire our 40kva or 45kva generator.
For medium sized events you’ll want to hire one of our 10kva or 20kva generators.
Our portable petrol generators are great to hire for smaller events or parties.
We hire 15 meter power distribution cables for hooking up electrical sockets to generators for any event. Or, hire extension leads – they’re all 14 metres long and can be ‘daisy chained’ together up to 40 metres.
We’ve got years of experience helping people put on events so talk to us for advice.