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A DIY Guide to Durable Concrete Slabs and Concreting Equipment

Laying concrete floors for various spaces such as patios, garages or driveways demands careful planning and execution. From surveying and preparation to pouring and finishing, each step plays a vital role in ensuring the durability and functionality of the concrete slab.This comprehensive guide will walk you through the process, highlighting essential techniques and considerations. At Tool Chest Hire we stock a range of tools and equipment for concreting projects and other DIY jobs. Read More... 

Professional Tips for Springtime Gardening

Spring is the perfect time to start on long overdue gardening projects. Mowing your lawn and getting a leaf blower to clean out the garden are some of the most obvious tasks, but maybe it’s time to deal with that spot of compacted dirt where grass never grows. With the weather improving and plants starting to grow new leaves and stems, it might also be the right time to trim the hedges. In this article we’ll explore a variety of gardening projects and the equipment required. We’ll also provide some helpful insight into these tasks, to help you achieve professional-grade results. Read More... 

Lift and Shift Equipment for Your Warehouse, Site or Project

Construction sites are a notoriously dangerous work environment. Risks related to working on construction sites include falls from height, slips, trips and the dangers associated with working with heavy materials. The manual handling of heavy materials is one of the leading causes of workplace accidents. Employing lift and shift equipment proves invaluable for mitigating the risk of injury and ensuring safety on construction projects. Read More... 

Hiring or buying tools and equipment: which is best?

When it comes to running a business, one of the most crucial considerations is cost-effectiveness. The decision on whether to hire or buy your tools can have a profound impact on various other aspects of your operations, from safety and productivity - to even the overall sustainability of your business model.In this blog, we’ll talk you through some key things to consider when choosing whether to hire or buy your tools. Read More... 

Drilling and breaking equipment explained

Breaking and drilling equipment form the backbone of any construction or DIY project. From simple rotary drills to hydraulic breakers, right angle and magnetic drills, a diverse range of tools caters to specific needs, offering efficiency and precision. Trade professionals are clearly familiar with the most suitable tools for each task, but no one who contemplates tool hire is an expert in every area. If you have ever found yourself scrolling through a website looking at breakers and drills, unsure of the uses for some of this equipment, read on. In this brief guide we’ll delve into the world of these essential tools and explore their applications. Read More... 

Site Lighting, Power and Heating for Winter Construction Projects

The winter months in the UK bring with them a unique set of challenges for construction and decorating projects, particularly when carried out indoors. As daylight dwindles and temperatures drop, the need for reliable construction site power and effective lighting solutions becomes paramount. Read More... 

How to use a central heating flusher for radiator maintenance

Maintaining a warm and cosy home during the chilly months is a top priority for most homeowners. At the heart of your home's comfort is your central heating system, which relies on radiators to distribute warmth efficiently. However, over time, radiators can become less effective due to the accumulation of sludge, rust and debris. That's where a central heating flusher like the Kamco CF40 EVOLUTION from Tool Chest Hire comes into play. Read More... 

Preparing to Redecorate a Room: Stripping Wallpaper

Originating in the 16th century and gaining great popularity throughout the Industrial Revolution, handcrafted wallpaper reached a peak in elegance in the late nineteenth century. Spearheading the Arts and Crafts Movement, William Morris and Andrew Webb conceived a marriage of functionality and beauty in design that casts a sense of shame over anyone typing in a room lazily thrown together around a faded “Billy” by Ikea. Some of their wallpaper designs such as “Trellis” (Morris and Webb), “Strawberry Thief” or “Acanthus” (both by Morris and Co.) exude a timeless finesse that remains breathtaking, even by contemporary standards. Read More... 

What Type of Ladder is Best for My Project?

When it comes to tackling various projects around your home, garden or workplace, having the right equipment is essential to ensure safety, efficiency and quality results. One tool that often proves indispensable is the ladder. But with a plethora of ladder types available in the market, how do you determine which one is best suited for your specific project? At Tool Chest Hire in Hammersmith we have the stock and the experience to provide the best solutions for your projects, read on to learn more about our ladder hire solutions for working at height. Read More...