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Putting the 'Do' into DIY - Tool Hire for DIY Projects

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It is a common complaint that as soon as we switch off the Christmas lights and pack away the tinsel for another year, the house looks, quite frankly, rather bare and a bit miserable! All the DIY jobs you were putting off until after Christmas seem to look a thousand times worse in the cold light of January. The carpets have been through the mill (with a few additional Christmas party stains!) and in removing the decorations from the walls you've probably removed a few layers of paint...

christmas decorations being put away

So, you decide to do a few touch ups around the house, feeling motivated by your new year resolution to be more productive and stop procrastinating. But as is always the case, the jobs escalate, and you get carried away; before you know it the stained carpet has been pulled up to expose the old wooden floor and that quick lick of new paint in the living room has turned into a full-scale redesign with new feature wall!

We know money might be tight, it is January after all, so how can we help you get the job done faster without blowing the (already blown!) budget?

At Tool Hire Express we don't just hire tools for the professional builder or contractor, we have a huge range of helpful items available to hire than can lessen the load for DIY are simple to use, and will get the job finished faster. Hiring also means you can avoid spending large sums on equipment you only need for the short term. So, here are a few of our very handy favourites:

Wood floor sander hire

We stock floor sanders and floor edging sanders at our Tool Hire Express stores

Wooden Floor Sander Hire

A beautifully sanded wooden floor is a temptingly classic look, but the thought of spending days on your knees manually sanding can be enough to make you pick up the phone to the carpet fitters! Our range of floor sanders, which can be operated comfortably whilst standing, can access hard to reach areas to really speed up the process.Our floor sanders are suitable for sanding all types of wooden floors including parquet flooring and standard floor boards, as well as some types of decking board, fibre board, cork, engineered and composition floors.

Floor sander hire products

Power tool hire

Drills, saws, nail guns, wrenches, sanders, grinders and much more. We stock a whole host of different power tools for hire.

Power Tool Hire

We offer a range of power tools for hire, including cordless drill hire and saw hire, to help you get the job finished faster and more safely. So, whether you are building a new storage or shelving system to keep the mountain of new Christmas toys at bay, or fixing your fancy new TV to the wall, we can offer expert advice on which is the best piece of equipment for the job. We will also make sure you have all the right accessories, so you won’t be making a last-minute trip to the DIY store to find the right drill bit! 

Drills | SandersFixing EquipmentSawsBreakersGrinders

Scraping walls can be made easier with a wallpaper steamer

Life is too short to stand there scraping and spraying sometimes layers of old paper. Make it easier with a wallpaper steamer.

Wallpaper Steamer Hire

Stripping through layers of old wallpaper is a frustrating and time-consuming job. Our wallpaper steamers cut through wallpaper with ease, meaning you can fly through the room at double the speed. It also turns a tedious task into an oddly satisfying one; we recommend you give it a try!

To check on availability of wallpaper steamers, please contact your local store.

Carpet cleaner hire

Carpet cleaners and vacuums to get your carpets back to their best

Carpet Cleaner Hire

If you decide your carpets need a new lease of life, hiring a carpet cleaner is a much cheaper alternative to bringing in the professionals. Our carpet cleaners will provide a deep clean to your carpets, eliminating the remaining traces of the Christmas mayhem and giving you a fresh start to the new year.

Carpet cleaner hire

Extraction and Venilation equipment hire

Working in dusty environments is dangerous to health. Reduce the risk by ensuring your working environment has appropriate extraction and ventilation equipment

Extraction & Ventilation Equipment Hire

One reason we put off jobs in the home is the level of chaos and mess that can be created from even the simplest of tasks. You may think a dust extraction system is reserved for professional builders and contractors, but they are also the perfect solution when undertaking work like sanding and painting in the home, especially if someone in the family is sensitive to dust or fumes. The range of products available to hire can prevent dust from spreading throughout the house and limit the relentless cleaning associated with DIY!

Extraction and ventilation products

Hiring from Tool Hire Express

Hiring from Tool Hire Express couldn't be easier. Give us a call to see how we can help you with your equipment needs.

How to Hire from Tool Hire Express

To hire a piece of equipment from Tool Hire Express, you can call into any of our 34 locations across the UK and speak to our experts. If you are a regular hirer, it will be worth opening an A-Plant account which gives you access to products across all our specialist divisions. Or, for a one-off hire you can leave a deposit relative to the equipment you want to hire and provide two forms of identification (including a photo ID and a utility bill), and you will be ready to go! If transport is an issue, we also have a number of delivery options available, speak to our team for more information.

What's more, all Tool Hire Express stores are accredited with the Hire Association Europe's SafeHire certificate, giving you peace of mind that the equipment you hire has been serviced and maintained to the highest standards.

So, whilst the winter weather lingers on, let us help you get a few of those frustrating projects in the home ticked off the list. At least getting the job done now means you can relax once people start mentioning the spring clean!

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