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.

1 Special Event

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.

 

Take a look at our range of outside lighting. Our powerful Flood Lights, Fluorescent Lights or Mast Lights are great for lighting large areas.

Our Pod Lights and Festoon Party Lights offer more subtle options.

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.

Your existing BBQ will be a bit too small, we have a range of large event-sized BBQs. Don’t forget the Calor Gas!

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.

2 DIY

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.

We also hire Rotovators and Turf Cutters providing a quick and effective way of creating your vegetable patch.

Take a look at our Garden Maintenance & Design section for more tips and advice.

3 Emergency

What’s happened?

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.

Secure Your Hire by calling us on:

01608 661677 or 01451 810885

Or for Friendly, Knowledgeable Advice from one of our Team.

Garden Maintenance & Designgarden logs

We’ve got a huge range of tools to help you create your perfect garden – and keep it maintained.


 

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.

Lawn Care

  • Remove moss with a Lawn Scarifier – ready to plant some grass seeds for a thicker lawn.
  • Improve drainage and increase oxygen to your lawn by using a Lawn Aerator.

 

 

 

 

Removing Turf, Cutting Long Grass & Clearing Overgrown Areas

  • Professional, roller driven Turf Cutters will help you quickly strip turf from your lawn ready to be placed elsewhere.
  • If you’ve got a really wild, overgrown areas with lots of weeds you’ll need one of our Strimmers.

 

  • Powerful Flail Mowers will make light work of overgrown areas in your garden.
  • If you’ve just let your lawn grow a bit longer than usual you’ll want to hire a Lawn Mower.

 

Garden Paving

  • Block Paviour Lifters are essential for lifting and replacing block paving and paving bricks on garden paths.

 

 

Building Fences & Maintaining Hedges

 

 

Improving & Cultivating your Garden or Allotment

 

 

Tree Pruning & Tree Stump Removal

 

 

Garden Waste Removal & Wood Chipping

 

  • If you’ve only got smaller trunks and branches try our Garden Shredder.

 

 

FAQs

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.

To get your lawn nice and flat like a Premier League football pitch hire the Bomag 55 roller or the water filled garden roller.

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.

If you’ve got a large, tall hedge to tame try hiring a long reach hedge cutter, some podium steps or a scaffold tower to help you reach the top of it.

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.

Much depends on the size and age of the tree.

Hire one of our large diesel wood chippers to deal with the largest of trees and the chunkiest of tree branches.

For most jobs in the garden you’ll be fine hiring a garden shredder.

In the Homein the home

From professionally cleaning your carpets to knocking down walls to make room for a kitchen diner – we’ve got loads of tools and machines that’ll help you create your ideal home.


 

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

  • Got a dirty but characterful wooden floor? Use our Floor Sanders to sand down large areas of wooden floor board ready for varnishing or a new carpet.
  • A Floor Edge Sander will help you to sand a floor right up to the edge of your skirting boards.
  • Belt Sanders are useful for sanding small areas on wooden floors.

 

  • Mitre Saws are great for cutting wood to any angle for skirting boards.
  • The Hilti TE106 is a light chisel ideal for removing tiles.
  • Use our powerful Floor Polishers to buff up waxed floors or for cleaning tiles. 

 

  • Do you need to fit a carpet? The spiked Carpet Stretcher is an essential tool that makes sure your carpet fits snugly.
  • Are your carpets looking tired and old? Our powerful Carpet Cleaners make carpets look brand new. 
  • Just ask us for our special carpet cleaning solution.
  • Our powerful Upright Vacuum Cleaners are perfect for heavily soiled carpets. 

 

Decorating

  • Do you need to prepare a wall ready to be re-plastered? The Hilti TE106 is a light chisel ideal for removing render off walls.
  • Lightweight yet robust our Decorators Towers will help you decorate tall ceilinged-rooms easily. Or just use some Trestles and scaffold planks.

 

  • Wallpaper Spikers create small holes on the surface of wallpaper making it very easy to remove with a steamer. 
  • Wallpaper Strippers make it easy to remove both paper and glue residue from your walls.
  • Fluorescent Lights are ideal for reducing shadows while you plaster walls in your home.
  • This Hilti Orbital Sander is great for sanding down plaster before wallpapering.

 

 

Heating & Keeping Cool

  • Safe and efficient, Electric Radiators are ideal for the background heating of single rooms.
  • These portable gas-fired Cabinet Heaters give a maximum of 4.2kw heat output and are for use indoors in a well ventilated room.

 

  • Keep your home cool in hot weather by hiring one of our Cooling Fans.

 

 

 

Plumbing

  • Do you want to repair a pipe without draining the whole system? Our Pipe Freezing Kits help you to repair pipes by freezing the water in them.

 

Large Indoor Refurbishment Projects

  • Do you need to store stuff outside while you do some major home improvements? We have a range of Storage Containers available for use on your property or at our depot in Shipston. 

 

 

Woodworking

  • A Router is arguably the most versatile wood-working machine available.
  • Mitre Saws are great for cutting wood to any angle for indoor DIY jobs.

 

  • We’ve got a selection of powerful Planers that’ll remove layers of wood quickly and accurately.
  • The Hilti TE106 is ideal for light chiselling jobs.
  • The Hilti Eccentric Sander is a versatile tool capable of course and fine sanding, polishing, and delta sanding.

 

 

Tiling

  • The Hilti TE106 is a light chisel useful for removing misplaced or old tiles off floors and walls.
  • The versatile Hilti TE700 Medium Breaker has enough power to remove stubborn floor tiles.

 

  • Cut your tiles to the right size using one of our Tile Saws.

 

Emergency

  • The petrol-powered Centrifugal Pump is a great all round work horse for removing large quantities of flood water.
  • Our Diaphragm Pumps are self-priming and protected against dry running. They’re ideal for removing dirty water and solids.
  • Our Submersible Puddle Pumps are best for removing shallow flood water.

 

 

FAQs

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.

Yes you will. For large and really tall rooms try hiring a decorators tower or a half-width scaffold tower. They’re both quite light and movable.

Also consider hiring trestles and scaffold boards as an even simpler alternative.

Yes, hire the Hilti TE106 breaker or the more powerful Hilti TE80

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.

Property Maintenance & Improvementproperty brick wall

Whether you’re planning on some plumbing, building an extension or maybe just need to find the right tool to cut a piece of wood into shape – we’ve got loads of equipment for hire to do jobs outside your property.


 

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.

Extension Building 

 

 

  • The TE 700 Medium Breaker is powerful enough to break through concrete walls.
  • The handheld Hilti 706 Breaker is designed for breaking masonry and small areas of concrete. Often hired to remove concrete around the bases of fence posts.
  • Our Hilti TE80 is ideal for heavy-duty drilling and chiselling in concrete.
  • The Hilti 905 Breaker is light enough to be used horizontally but is usually held vertically for breaking concrete floors.

 

  • Being only 1.8 metres wide this compact Telescopic Forklift can operate in the tightest of spaces.
  • We have an extensive range of Scaffold Towers in various widths and heights. 
  • Our electrical Barrow Hoists will help you lift materials up onto scaffolding.

 

  • From brickwork, masonry, lintels to timbers – Acrow Props are the most commonly used temporary supports when doing any building work.
  • Hire Strong Boys to fit on acrow props and support masonry. 

 

 

  • 1.5 Ton Hi-Lift Dumper are 4-wheel drive and great for moving materials and tipping it directly into a skip. 

 

  • Our super-versatile 1 Ton Dumpers are narrow enough to pass through small gaps, four wheel drive and designed to empty straight into a skip. 
  • Hire a Diesel Transfer Pump or to safely move diesel or kerosene  from one place to another.

 

 

  • The Inverter Welder is a very portable arc welding unit being light enough to be carried with a shoulder strap.

 

Plumbing & Heating

 

  • Our Pipe Benders are really simple to use and are used to mould and bend copper tubing to fit even the most difficult plumbing job.
  • The Hilti Reciprocating Saw is a very versatile machine suitable for pipes. It will save you hours of cutting with a hacksaw.

 

  • Our 12 Volt Fuel Transfer Pumps are a simple and efficient way to transfer fuel oils when changing fuel tanks or cleaning dirty tanks.

 

  • Our electric Infa Red Heaters are perfect for garages where a powerful heat source is needed.

 

 

 

Doors, Windows, Roofs & Drains

  • Having trouble fitting a wooden door or window? We’ve got a selection of powerful Planers that’ll remove layers of wood quickly and accurately.

 

 

 

  • Safer than step ladders, Podium Steps provide a really stable base to give you confidence while working at height.
  • Our Youngman Staging Boards are designed to span gaps and offer a stable working platform for use with Trestles

 

  • Drain Rods are an essential tool for unblocking drains and sewers. In tubes of 10 – they’re really easy to use.

 

Woodworking

  • A Router is arguably the most versatile wood-working machine available.
  • Angle Drills are handy little tools that allow you to drill holes at awkward angles, such as between joists or in an engine compartment.
  • Mitre Saws are great for cutting wood to any angle for outdoor jobs.

 

  • We’ve got a selection of powerful Planers that’ll remove layers of wood quickly and accurately.
  • Our Hilti SCW 70 Saw is designed to cut through large quantities  – any thickness – of wood.

 

 

Emergency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAQs

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.

Our most popular domestic diggers for hire are the 1 ton micro digger and 1.6 ton digger

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.

Yes, you’ll need to hire one of our Hilti wall chasers or the Hilti TE106 breaker to cut channels in walls for electrical wiring or pipes. 

We’ve got an extensive range of scaffold towers for hire. Talk to us for advice on the size you’ll need.

We also have a selection of ladders and accessories for hire. Most likely you’ll need to hire a double roof ladder, or a single roof ladder.

Hire a router to do the job – it’s one of the most versatile tools available.

Hiring the Hilti WSJ 750 jigsaw will also work.

Event Equipment Hireevent equipment hire

Whether you’re planning a large garden party, hosting a wedding reception or putting on an outside concert – we’ve got loads of specialist event equipment for hire.


 

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

  • Crowd Barriers are essential for larger events when you need to direct visitors to specific areas or just keep people from straying off the beaten track.
  • Road Cones are useful for cordoning off areas or directing people to specific areas.
  • Need a more subtle way to channel people to the required area? Use a Line Marking Trolley.

 

  • Calor gas powered Standalone Floodlights are ideal for remote areas where electric power is unavailable such as entrances to events or car parks.

 

  • Our Ground Guards are very popular in the construction industry and can take the weight of all cars quite easily.
  • Need a temporary fix to help people and cars access your event? Consider our Road Plates.

 

Food & Drink

  • Our large gas powered Catering Barbeques are perfect for large family gatherings, functions, open days and parties.

 

  • The Burco Water Boiler will help keep your guests supplied with tea and coffee.
  • And we also have a number of large Metal Tea Urns that can hold coffee, tea or soup for serving to guests.

 

Heating

  • The Plaque Heater is very simple to use as it just plugs into a transformer.
  • Our Calor gas Patio Heaters are an excellent, economical choice for outdoor heating at events.
  • Our selection of Space Heaters deliver large volumes of warm air quickly. Good for all kinds of events and also factories, garages, warehouses, farm buildings, loading bays, construction sites, churches and sports halls.
  • Our Indirect Diesel Heaters are great for quietly and efficiently heating outside marquees at weddings or large parties.
  • These very large Indirect Propane Heaters are ideal for heating large marquees, barns or any enclosed outside space.

 

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Power & Distribution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAQs

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.

Our powerful Flood LightsFluorescent Lights or Mast Lights are great for lighting up large areas.

Our Pod Lights and Festoon Party Lights are more subtle options.